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Ad-hoc networking i have 2 windows xp computers...one desktop one laptop....my laptop hasa built in wifi card, the desktop has a usb dlink g120 wirelessadapter...i want to use the desktop as a server and to be able to acessmy files on it from my laptop.....i set the desktop to a static ip butwhen i connect to it...ad hoc....says its connected...it wont showup....no ping's not working either so its not even reallyconnected...anyone know what im doing wrong? besides using windows....

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  • Ryan Peterman
    Ryan Peterman Jan 26, 2009

    no i just need a computer to computer...i dont have a router..not even a switch to do it over LAN....i need it over ad hoc....possible?

  • Ryan Peterman
    Ryan Peterman Jan 27, 2009

    nope dont have one....and i want to do it through my house.. ad hoc file shareing......anyone?

  • Ryan Peterman
    Ryan Peterman Jan 27, 2009

    than whats the point of ad hoc...isnt it to connect to comps without a router over wireless?

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Take off the ADHOC. chnage it to regular wirless conection. WEP/WES. connect the laptop to the wirless router.
configure the folders on the dekstop to "share" under the share and security tab. give a name that you can rementber and limited the number of user and their login rights. (desktop-must have a login for the share to work).

if you still haev problem setting this up, please repost on the thread.

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  • Frank
    Frank Jan 27, 2009

    what you can do is use USB with A type of connector on both end, adn enable the C drive for share.

  • Frank
    Frank Jan 27, 2009

    either you use Cat-5 wire or use wireless router.

    what you have is wireless receiver. no a transmitter. it is not going to work the you think it will.

  • Frank
    Frank Jan 27, 2009

    if you want ot put it that way!

    then good luck on wnat ever you going to do!

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