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2 NICs, wired/wireless.

By EtherealRaven ·
Running Windows XP SP2, all updates, blah blah...

2 NICs: One is a standard CAT-5 NIC, the other is a Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter with SRX (WMP54GX )

The scenario: I have cable internet from Time-Warner. I do not have a router as of yet. I have the Internet running directly from the cable modem to the NIC in my computer. I got the wireless NIC from my roommate's computer that he had from when he lived with his parents. He says it receives as well as broadcasts wirelessly. What I'm trying to do is run the Internet to my computer, and broadcast it so my roommate can use his laptop wirelessly. Is this possible? I like the wired connection because it's faster, and he needs the wireless.

I'm a total dunce it seems when it comes to wireless networking. When I try to bridge the connections in Windows XP, I get no access to the outside world.

If it comes down to it, I can run and buy a router that includes wireless/wired, but he paid upwards of $200 for this wireless NIC; I just don't know how to use it.

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You need a Wireless Access Point

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to 2 NICs, wired/wireless.

So that you can receive WiFi at the second Workstation so you would be better off running 2 Ethernet Cards and then feeding the WiFi Access Point from the second NIC Card.

You need to use something like this

Though not necessarily this brand or model it's just something that I had handy to show at the time.


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If I am

by Dumphrey In reply to 2 NICs, wired/wireless.

understanding you correctly, you want to be able to use the wireless card in your desktop to broadcast to another computer in the house? In which case you will need to set up internet connection sharing. Really though, a wireless router would save a ton of headache and provide a level of security between your XP box the the internet. I would run a router even if I had just one machine if for no other reason then NAT, the DPI firewall is just a big plus.

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