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Don't have a router and want to connect the two wireless computers with each other you need to set up both computers to an adhoc mode.If using Windows XP in your desktop computer follow the steps below to configure the wireless adapter to adhoc mode. Go to control panel> Network Connections> Right click on wireless network then hit properties> Click on Wireless network Tab and removed everything under preferred networks. Click on Add button then type on the Network name SSID "Linksys". Remove the check for "The key is provided for me automatically" then enter the network key. Make sure that you enter 10 or 26 characters on the network key box. You can only set a network in using alphanumeric characters. You can create a network key by using numbers only,letters only or combination of numbers and letters from 0-9 or A-F characters. Put a check mark on the box says "This is a computer-to -computer (adhoc) network." Hit the ok button. Under the preferred networks highlight the SSID that you have set "Linksys"then hit the advance button. Click on computer to computer [adhoc]networks only then hit close and ok all the way out. You need to do the same thing on the laptop where you have the installed a wireless adapter. SSID and network key should be the same on your network card. It should be set to adhoc as well. Both computers must have static IP address. For the desktop computer you can set an IP address of and the subnet mask is255.255.255.0. The laptop must have an IP address of and the subnet mask is From the desktop computer, under network connections right click on wireless network connection then click on view available wireless network. Highlight Linksys then hit connect. Do the same thing on thel aptop. Once they are both connected try to ping each other and see if you will get reply. To ping the laptop from the desktop computer,follow the steps below: a.On WinXP/2000: Click Start > Run. On the Open field type cmd then hit OK. On the DOS prompt type ping then hit enter. b.On Win98/Me Click Start > Run. On the Open field type command then hit OK. On the DOS prompt type ping then hit enter. Do the same thing on the laptop but instead of pinging the need to ping the If you got replies it means that you are already communicating with each other. If you are getting a low signal you may change the channel on the adapter. Follow the steps below on how to change the settings of the adapter: For Windows XP and 2000 Right click on my computer properties>click on hardware>device manager>under network adapters right click on wireless-G notebook adapter then select properties>click on the Advance Tab then look channel then change it to 11. You may try to use other channels like1, 6, and 9. For Windows 98 and ME Click start>control panel>network>look for wireless-G notebook adapter with a green icon left beside it then double click on it>click on the Advance Tab then look for channel then change itto 11. You may try to use other channels like 1, 6, and 9. Hope this help everyone.

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how do i set up a wireless network connection between 2 laptop

computer to computer networking is called adhoc networking without using any router, in this you need to create adhoc network on one pc and then search for that signal on other pc. it your want to know more about adhoc networking search on google. but u need to do adhoc networking

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wired nor wireless connections for my ps3 wont work

if you setup your wireless in adhoc mode like useing the pc wirless it wont work because ps3 doesnt see adhoc wireless.

and for the ethernet connection is the pc setup right. you have to enable internet sharing on the accuall interface that has internet..
If local area connection 1 is connected to internet and local area connection 2 is plugged into ps3 then under local area connection 1 settings you have to set share this connection and in the drop down menu select local area connection 2. other than that you need to buy a router.

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Belkin Wireless connection speed at 11mpbs. Why not 54mpbs?

this is from the d-link support page:
"Question :Why can't I get the advertised speed and performance when in Ad-Hoc mode? 
Answer : 

This FAQ applies to 802.11b, 802.11g, and Super G™products.

D-Link wireless products follow the IEEE 802.11 standards. The802.11b and 802.11g standards specify that Ad-Hoc mode only needsto support up to 11Mbps. For best results, use an access point orwireless router and set your adapters to Infrastructure (station)mode."

Feb 03, 2009 | Belkin (F5D7000) 802.11g/b Wireless...

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I am no longer able to connect my wireless router...why?

Hi canuck07,

Here's how to remove the ad-hoc setting (I'm assuming you're running Windows XP):

1) Right-click on the wireless icon on your system tray (right end of taskbar) and choose "Open Network Connections,"
OR go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections.
2) Right-click the wireless connection and choose Properties.
3) Select the Wireless Networks tab.
4) Under "preferred networks," select your network and click "Properties."
5) On the Association Tab, the bottom check-box corresponds to ad-hoc networks - uncheck it.

Hopefully this will make your adapter able to find your network. Please let me know if this doesn't work, or if I can be of any further assistance.

Dec 26, 2007 | Linksys (WMP54GS) 802.11g/b Wireless...

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