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Home wireless network through my 2wire wireless router/DSL modem.

When I attempt to create a wireless network between my desktop (which is ethernet connected to the DSL/router) and my wireless-capable laptop, Windows asks me to load a flash drive, insert it into my router and then into my desktop. However, there is no standard flash drive USB port on the router. (There is a non-standard USB port for a cable connection.)

Am I supposed to get an adapter for the non-standard port or can I use the ethernet ports?

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Re: Home wireless network through my 2wire wireless...

From what I understand the flash drive is for saving the configuration so you can transfer it to other computers that you may want to put on the network.

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Re: Home wireless network through my 2wire wireless...

I believe your problem is several fold. First, make sure you give the desktop and laptop computers the same "group" name. The default is "mshome" (or something like that) - but that's so common that it's not very secure.
Once you have the group names the same, then manually set up each computer for printer and file sharing. In both XP and Vista, open Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer!). click on the plus (+) sign beside the "My Computer" icon. Place your mouse over the "C:/" drive letter / icon and RIGHT CLICK (NOT left... but RIGHT). Then left click on the menu item "Properties".
When the windows for properties opens, click on the tab marked "Sharing". Find the button that allows you to share the drives, and/or the files and printers. Once you've selected "share" - click on "APPLY" at the bottom.
You'll have to restart each computer after doing this. Now, when you want to copy and paste information between computers, you can do so through the 2Wire Router/Modem/Gateway by opening Windows Explorer, and under "Tools" - click on "Map Network Drive". Follow the instructions... select the shared drive on the other computer - now you can drag and drop to your heart's content.
This works for me, so I hope it works for you.
CowboyTech Computers Perry, OK 73077

Posted on May 24, 2009

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