Help a beginner!!!

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by Sam, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Sam

    Sam Guest

    Hello, i am a complete beginner with regards to newtworking. i would like to
    set up a wireless network in my house to share an internet connection,
    scanner, and printer. i have a main pc with a free PCI slots, another pc with
    no free PCI slot (however does have a free USB port) and a laptop with a free
    PCMCIA slot. what are the minimum components i need to buy to set up this
    network? are there any web pages anyone can recommend to guide me through
    networking step by step?

    Cheers, Sam
     
    Sam, Apr 20, 2005
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  2. Sam

    Malke Guest

    Here are some links that will help you. I include the Linksys link not
    because you must buy Linksys hardware of course, but because the
    pictures are helpful.

    Linksys networking information
    http://www.linksys.com/edu/

    Wireless Network Setup Wizard SP2
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0604.mspx

    Wireless - Basic Configuration -
    http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Config.html
    Wireless - Basic Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
    MVP Barb Bowman on wireless security - http://tinyurl.com/56fc5
    The six dumbest ways to secure a wireless LAN -
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/index.php?p=43

    And for general networking:

    http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/faq.htm
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/filesharing.htm (Home)
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/index.htm
    (Pro)

    Malke
     
    Malke, Apr 20, 2005
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  3. Arkady Frenkel, Apr 20, 2005
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  4. Sam

    Quintin Guest

    Beginners normally find it hard to configure networks using Windows tool
    (frankly i dont blame them), try suing network magic, and also try setting up
    a firewall. If you are going wireless try using something like Zone Alarm
    Wireless.

    good luck!

    Cheers

    Quintin
    MVP wannabe
     
    Quintin, Apr 21, 2005
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  5. Sam

    Rob D Guest

    Why blame them? He probably won't have much success anyway.
     
    Rob D, Apr 21, 2005
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