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Can you make a wifi carrier out of a USB drive?

By chyann ·
I had to turn off my Internet service, lack of funds. I picked up my upstairs neighbors network on my Vista laptop but there are files I need on my XP desktop and it did not pick-up the signal.

Is there a way to use something free to get the service on my desktop? (I feel sleazy just asking this but until I can get a job I have to do whatever is necessary.)

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Not free but

by Slayer_ In reply to Can you make a wifi carri ...

You can buy a wifi desktop card or buy a wifi USB stick, both work very good.

You can then connect your desktop and laptop together using manual IP's

Your desktops IP settings would be

IP: 192.168.1.1
Subnet 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.2

And your laptop would have

IP: 192.168.1.2
Subnet 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1


This will make them connect together and be able to talk, even without a hub our router.

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Wifi

by chyann In reply to Not free but

Thanks SinisterSlay(:.

I think it may end up that way. But I never got them talking when I had service so I will be looking forward to that.

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Wifi

by chyann In reply to Not free but

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sounds like it

by Slayer_ In reply to Wifi
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wifi

by chyann In reply to Not free but

Sinister, where do I enter these settings?

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No.

by seanferd In reply to Can you make a wifi carri ...

You can't. Can you make a router out of a hard drive?

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by chyann In reply to No.

That was no help.

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It answered your question.

by seanferd In reply to Wifi

Nothing more, nothing less.

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A crossed ethernet cable plus Internet access sharing

by TobiF In reply to Can you make a wifi carri ...

Follow the instructions in previous answer, but use a crossed ethernet cable to connect the two computers. Then on Vista activate "Internet access sharing".

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by chyann In reply to A crossed ethernet cable ...

That sounds good. I'll google "crossed ethernet cable." I think I have a blue ethernet cable that came with my gift laptop.

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