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KRK
04-10-08, 06:25 AM
Hello

I have 2 laptop pcs, both run Vista Home Premium and both are 'wireless
enabled' , though the wireless facility is switched off on both at present.

Laptop 1 is connected to the internet via a cable ; I don't have wireless
internet access. My printer is also connected to laptop 1 (via a usb port)

Laptop 2 is used elsewhere in the house and a wired connection is
impractical. It has never been connected to the net.

Can I get Laptop 1 and laptop 2 to talk to each other wirelessly ? and if
so, how? Do I need extra software?

Can I get laptop 2 to access the internet via laptop 1's connection ?

Can I get laptop 2 to talk to my printer via laptop 1 ?

Would I need a device plugged into the usb port (as supplied with wireless
keyboards) ?

Thanks for all help & suggestions

KK

Sooner Al [MVP]
04-10-08, 06:48 AM
You should be able to setup an adhoc wireless network between the two using
the built-in wireless hardware.

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/search.aspx?=&qu=adhoc

File and Print Sharing help...

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/networking.mspx

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"KRK" <trebor@yeleek.nospam.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:OxZNa2vmIHA.5208@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Hello
>
> I have 2 laptop pcs, both run Vista Home Premium and both are 'wireless
> enabled' , though the wireless facility is switched off on both at
> present.
>
> Laptop 1 is connected to the internet via a cable ; I don't have
> wireless internet access. My printer is also connected to laptop 1 (via a
> usb port)
>
> Laptop 2 is used elsewhere in the house and a wired connection is
> impractical. It has never been connected to the net.
>
> Can I get Laptop 1 and laptop 2 to talk to each other wirelessly ? and if
> so, how? Do I need extra software?
>
> Can I get laptop 2 to access the internet via laptop 1's connection ?
>
> Can I get laptop 2 to talk to my printer via laptop 1 ?
>
> Would I need a device plugged into the usb port (as supplied with wireless
> keyboards) ?
>
> Thanks for all help & suggestions
>
> KK
>
>

Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
04-10-08, 09:45 AM
Hi
First you set up the two to communicate Ad-Hoc (as mention by Al above).
Then you set the Internet Sharing (ICS).
http://practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/bfd3bd31-82f0-4b9c-9cde-fb92bc2b14771033.mspx
However if your Internet source is an External Modem you are much better off
getting a Wireless Cable/DSL Router and connect independent one from the
other.
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"KRK" <trebor@yeleek.nospam.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:OxZNa2vmIHA.5208@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Hello
>
> I have 2 laptop pcs, both run Vista Home Premium and both are 'wireless
> enabled' , though the wireless facility is switched off on both at
> present.
>
> Laptop 1 is connected to the internet via a cable ; I don't have
> wireless internet access. My printer is also connected to laptop 1 (via a
> usb port)
>
> Laptop 2 is used elsewhere in the house and a wired connection is
> impractical. It has never been connected to the net.
>
> Can I get Laptop 1 and laptop 2 to talk to each other wirelessly ? and if
> so, how? Do I need extra software?
>
> Can I get laptop 2 to access the internet via laptop 1's connection ?
>
> Can I get laptop 2 to talk to my printer via laptop 1 ?
>
> Would I need a device plugged into the usb port (as supplied with wireless
> keyboards) ?
>
> Thanks for all help & suggestions
>
> KK
>
>