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Local Networking

By abej1964 ·
I currently have a wireless cable internet from rogers. my PC & Laptop are setup for the SMC wireless modem device they supplied me. my laptop has a wifi and i installed a wireless adapter card on my desktop pc. i also have a wireless printer. my question is how can i set-up a wireless network without connecting to the internet. i installed network magic and everything that is shared on my network are shown but if i wanted to use my wireless printer i must connect to the internet first. how can i activate my local network without connecting to the internet. i am using windows xp sp2 on my desktop pc and a windows vista home on my laptop. please give me some support on this. thank you

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Clarify: what is this 'SMC wireless modem device'?

by robo_dev In reply to Local Networking

Find the make and model of that device.

Most likely, that is a generic WIFI router and you have normal cable-modem internet service.

You normally should not have to initiate a internet connection to make your local networking devices function normally.

Is there some sort of 'connection manager' supplied by Rogers? If so, you may not need it, and it may just be confusing the issue.

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by Grey Hat Geek In reply to Local Networking

Are both PC's in the same workgroup?

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