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Networking A Broadband Connection?

By enigmabunny ยท 4 replies
Feb 1, 2005
  1. Hi, my dad has 1MB broadband on his PC (downstairs) and i want to share this connection on my laptop and desktop PC which are upstairs in my bedroom. I have not got a clue about networking etc, after a bit of researching, I think I have found something to do what I am looking for. the link for this is http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=-10774&TabID=1&source=17&added=y&WorldID=4&doy=1m2

    So please could anyone tell me if this is the right product for me! If so will I still get the full 1MB broadband function!? sorry to sound stupid but a lot of it is giberish to me!

    Thanks in advance.

  2. cybersleeper

    cybersleeper TS Rookie

    yea should be fine just make shure you use wep.
  3. enigmabunny

    enigmabunny TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, I went out and brought a broadband router ( http://www.buffalotech.com/products/product-detail.php?productid=79&categoryid=6 )and a wireless card ( http://www.buffalotech.com/products/product-detail.php?productid=98&categoryid=7 )
    broadband connection is fine on both laptop and desktop, but I still cannot get the computers to network together and share files! I have tried using the windows network setup wizard, I have selected folders to share but they still wont access each other. what am I doing wrong?
  4. andygibbs

    andygibbs TS Enthusiast Posts: 60

    Firstly, you need to make sure that file and printer sharing is enabled on all networked computers.

    To do this open "Network Connections" and right click the appropriate network connection - in your case it should just say "Wireless Network Connection". Select properties. You should now see a list, which should include "File and printer sharing for microsoft networks". Make sure that the checkbox next to this is ticked on all networked computers.

    Now open up "Network Places" and see if anything has appeared. If there is still nothing there, oen the start menu, go to run and type \\<computer name> (where <computer name> is the name of another pc on the network)

    If you need to find the network name of a computer just right click my computer and select the computer-name tab.
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    All you need to do is enable internet connection sharing for the broadband ISP network connection on the machine directly connected. Set DHCP for the IP address, etc for that machine's other network adapter, and the other machine's adapters. Ensure that all machines can ping each other first.
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