Wireless Internet Connection

By foxmyzt ·
I have 2 laptops. One Compaq Presario M2000, one Gateway.
I have Netzero dialup, and need to have the phone line plugged in to get internet access. Both laptops have internal wireless cards. What I want to do is hook one up to the internet physically, and connect the other wirelessly, enabling both laptops to be online at the same time. Distance isn't an issue, the laptops are in the same room, but I don't have any way to tether the computers together. Is it possible to do this? If so, how? (step by step please)Speed isn't as much of a issue as the capability to do this.Also want to be able to share files.


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by jamesatmaisonverre In reply to Wireless Internet Connect ...

wireless cards do not function on a dial up connection.You will have to invest in wireless router and a dsl service provider.Dial up is analog and wireless is digital.

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by cleaverx In reply to Wireless Internet Connect ...

I feel for you my friend, because you are in for it! The only way to do that is to use Internet Connection Sharing. Do yourself a favor and DO AS I SAY: First disable any firewall or port watching software on both the laptops, at least until you have the whole thing working; then establish a peer to peer network connection between the laptops by using a CROSSOVER Ethernet Cable. Run the Network connections wizard on both laptops if you have to. ONLY AFTER you have the lapotps seeing and talking to each other, you can go and work on the Connection sharing bit. Read this Microsoft article here:
for starters, and read others if you need to. Once you have your ICS running, then you can apply the same principles to your wireless adapters, and ditch the cable.
This is a great project, I wish you well.

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