View Full Version : what access point can i use?
12-18-2004, 10:07 AM
I know this is a slow solution, but I would like to connect my two home computers together on a wireless network somehow connected to a phone line dial-up modem. I am not sure what access point or a router I can use for this, or if I can even do it. I have read some posts on the D-Link web site, they do talk about this topic a little, and with very little detail.
12-18-2004, 02:50 PM
Hi, and welcome to the PC Guide forums.
Basically, it depends on how much you want to spend and what equipment you already have. If I were in your shoes, I would ask myself how important the "wireless" portion of your setup actually is.
In general, you need to accomplish the following 2 tasks (whether wired or wireless):
1) connect your two computers together
-you could use a crossover cable
-you could use a simple hub along with cat 5 cable
*Both of these require an Ethernet LAN card in each computer
-you could connect them with 2 wireless LAN cards, which come in internal or USB flavors (I personally use the USB option for my PCs and a PCMCIA wireless adapter for my laptop. In either case, you technically only need a wireless hub to network the two machines together (very inexpensive).
2)Choose one computer to host the connection sharing to the Internet (this computer also needs a modem in addition to any LAN cards (wired or wireless).
I did not see your Operating System, but you will be able to find the correct link to set up ICS specifically for your OS here: http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics
I hope this helps you out.
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