1 wireless router 1 laptop with wireless card 1 desktop computer - with no current link to internet.
this is what i want to do:
have the laptop connected to the wireless router .. wirelessly? (ha) have the laptop also connect to my desktop computer, via LAN. i would like the desktop computer to recieve internet acess, through the laptops wireless connection.
i am clueless how to do this, ive tried following steps shown from other research but it just confuses me..
its isnt as easy as it seems BECAUSE i get this error when enabling internet connection sharing:
a LAN connection is already configured with the ip adress that is required for automatic ip adressing.
this is what i have done so far.
wireless connection connected to router set up using manuel settings
IP Address: 192.168.0.5 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1 DNS Servers: 192.168.0.1, 192.168.0.2 WINS Server:
and on my LAN the settings are set to automatic. so whats the problem? i dont get what i have to do, lol. do i have to configure my router ip adress or does that not even enter the equation.
can you run me through every single step, treating me like a newbie. i only wish i could have pictures aswell ... lol
WHOEVER ANSWERS FAST WILL GET A 'FIXYA' as im waiting at my computer for further instructions :P
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To connect to your wireless router, it needs the router’s wireless settings configured and also needs the wireless cards in all the laptops and or computers to be configured with the router’s wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router. To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps: - 1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable. 2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address. 3. Enter the router setup, login and password 4. Change the admin password 5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast. 6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA). 7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router. 8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings. 9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router. 10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly.
I contacted Bigpond after my whole internet collapsed due to my amature abilities in fixing the internet. >_<"
yet they fixed my internet connection by disconnecting my current (DLINK DIR-300) router from the network. hmmmm... the technician also confirmed that my current broadband modem (2WIRE 2071-A) isnt capable of supplying a shared connection to more than one computer!! she also directed me towards a modem with an inbuilt wifi router that "supposedly" is the best option right now. (2701HGV-W) I'm a bit shaky and the stupid NETGEAR adaptor problem still exists - im willing to buy the new modem if its guaranteed to abolish this problem and give me a better internet wise outlook - please any suggestions will be appreiciated =)
1- set up router trough desktop
2-run program for wireless, after it gives you the IP ( which it already has, set user name and password for protection)
3-set up the laptop as a "Shared folder" along with the printer if there is one.
You can purchase a wireless home router and share your current internet connection between both computers. Most routers will cost less than $100, and will provide both wireless and wired connections on one device, so there would be no need to convert one of your computers.
All you have to do is connect your modem into the router's internet port, then plug your main computer into one of the other available ports. Setup your laptop to access via wireless, following the instructions in the user manual of the router, and you will be all set.
You must have a network set up, and you must enable file and printer sharing on the desktop. The laptop and the desktop should be in the same workgroup. Some firewalls will cause this problem. Start with the network setup wizard in Settings/Network.
Sounds like you are setup to use Internet Connection Sharing. don't do this. Have each computer connect to the internet via the router. If the router is wireless connect all computers wirelessly to the router that are wireless capable and any computers that are not wireless capable, connect them to the router via a cat5 cable to the cat5 ports on the router. This will solve your problem. BPCS