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Hello All,

Iv just bought my self a Netgear 54Mbps Wireless PCI Card for my PC and a Netgear USB wireless adapter for my laptop.

!!I DONT WANT TO USE THE NETGEAR SOFTWARE!! :twisted:

I would like to set up an AD Hoc network between the two using XP.

Im a bit lost! They both are installed correctly, i do pick the wireless singnel on the laptop of my PC but cannot access the net.

I think i need to start again.

So how make my PC broadcast its broadband interent to my laptop?

Thanks,

p.s I have tried walkinh into Uni and it works STRIGHT away!internet the lot... (i wana work in the garden at home instead!)...lol
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You have the wireless part correct, but on the desktop, you need to set up internet connection sharing.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/usin ... e/ics.mspx
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Im having a few problems still, this is going to be a hard tasks to cover come i think, WHat is the best way to do this?
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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/usin ... ril08.mspx

Follow that guide, if you are still having problems, tell me at what step and I will see what I can do.
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still no joy,

i get the connection on the PC for a bit, and the Laptop pics it up, but the connection on the PC keeps braking, therefore the laptop keeps deniying access to the net.

can i explain how far iv got to u?
i think i need to screen dump my network connections pannel for u to ubderstand fully
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Are you loosing signal?

Maybe your picture will help...
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have u got an email address
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CAN ANY ONE ELSE HELP?

Iv had this wireless installed at home for a week now, still not working!!!
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I have a laptop that is wireless. I use a Linksys Wireless Router. I have found the higher you place the router in room the better signal strength you will have. I have mine on a shelf up next to the ceiling and I get an excellent signal any where in my house. My two desktops are straight wired. I'm not using a usb wireless adapter, so I'm not sure how good they work.

Just food for thought.....
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Hello All,

Iv just bought my self a Netgear 54Mbps Wireless PCI Card for my PC and a Netgear USB wireless adapter for my laptop.

!!I DONT WANT TO USE THE NETGEAR SOFTWARE!!

I would like to set up an AD Hoc network between the two using XP.

i KEEP LOSING CONNECTION!!!!!!

I think i need to start again.

any ideas

Thanks,

p.s I have tried walkin into Uni and it works STRIGHT away!internet the lot... (i wana work in the garden at home instead!)...lol
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How far away from eachother do you want to use the two devices?

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not that far apart,just around the house, in the garden

about 50meters about
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50 meters is certainly pushing the limits of a wireless network. Most devices are rated at a maximum range of 150ft through walls.

There are a couple things you could do to help:

* Make sure the antenna from your desktop is pointed straight up an down. (vertically) The antennas are omidirectional, but they transmit and receive the best from the sides of the antenna. With the antenna in this position, the strongest signals will be radiated out away from the computer and not to the ceiling and floor.

* Since you want to use the laptop out in the garden, the wireless signal has to pass through the wall of your house to get out there. You should be able to buy an external antenna for your PCI card that you could put in front of a window that faces your garden. You can also get outdoor rated antennas that you could put on the outside of your house.

* You can get a directional antenna (like the cantenna that would allow you to focus the wireless signal to a specific area (like out to your garden.) The problem then is you have to be within the scope of the directional antenna to use the connection, so you would have to reposition the antenna if you wanted to use the laptop elsewhere.

* You can try adding a router to your setup, again closest to the garden wall as possible. Routers can usually transmit a much stronger signal than 2 computers in an ad-hoc network because they have their own power supply with the sole purpose of wireless networking.

Wireless range for laptops is a common problem. The wireless devices for laptops simply do not have the power to communicate for long distances.

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