Setting Up A Basic WLAN - Help/Advise Needed...

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Steven, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. Steven

    Steven Guest

    Hi people im a little new to setting up wireless ive used CAT5 cross over
    link before to basicly share files etc but im wondering is it possible to
    insert a PCI wireless card into a host pc then a PCMCIA card into a laptop
    and connect over that in a simular way to the cat5 network link? i thaught i
    may need a wireless access point no one at the computer fairs knows so i
    thaught id ask here next, thanks for reading...

    Steve
     
    Steven, Sep 6, 2004
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  2. Yes. You are talking about ad hoc wireless networking. Here's an
    article about it:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_
    02april08.mspx

    Ad hoc works fine but doesn't scale up well beyond few nodes.
    Wireless access points are used in infrastructure wireless networking
    - aimed at medium/large-scale implementations.
     
    Frank le Spikkin, Sep 6, 2004
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  3. Steven

    Steven Guest

    Thanks a lot :) ill go buy a PCI wireless card now and start experementing-
    makes a change from accessing the local insecure wireless networks across
    town ;-) ...

    Steve
     
    Steven, Sep 6, 2004
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