4 coomputer network, 2 wireless, 2 connected to the wireless router

By leem
Oct 15, 2004
  1. Hi,

    I am just getting the nerve to start my home network. I have a laptop and desktop both physically connected to a wireless router. I have 2 desktops downstairs that have wireless antennas/recievers. All computers are XP Home.

    I want to network, and I have bought a "network for dummies" book. It does not tell me how to go about making sure I configure everything right.

    Do I "add a network place," "set up a home or small office network," or "set up a wireless network" first?

    Anyhelp to get started would be appreciated. Also, can I make it secure so no-one can just add themselves to my network?

    Thank you so much.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You are better off forgetting all the wizards and following a home networking guide that does not use them.

    You can find them from Google or these very forums.
  3. leem

    leem TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    I am looking for a good how-to guide. Do you have any recommendations?> I have never done this, and the search did not bring up any how-to guides I could find. :(
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

  5. Hodsocks

    Hodsocks TS Guru Posts: 370

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