Ad Hoc Network

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I have a really basic Q!: Must I have a broadband connection (and appropriate
modem) in order to set up an ad hoc network?? I simply want to go wireless
from my laptop to my printer. I have a wireless printer server (802.11G) and
even a router that I can use. Thanks!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

    "Jay T." wrote:

    > I have a really basic Q!: Must I have a broadband connection (and appropriate
    > modem) in order to set up an ad hoc network?? I simply want to go wireless
    > from my laptop to my printer. I have a wireless printer server (802.11G) and
    > even a router that I can use. Thanks!
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

    No. There is no need for internet or a modem. You need to setup a wireless
    Local Area Netwrok. I recommend the following:
    1. A laptop with wireless networking (most newer lapops have this already),
    if not you can buy a wireless cardbus card (eg. Netgear 511). Alternatively
    you can have you laptop connected to a wireless router via an ethernet cable.
    2. A wireless router to communicate with the printer server. Note that this
    is not essential since if wireless laptop can connect directly to the
    wireless printer server.
    3. Setup the network (read the documentation for each of these devices) so
    that all of the devices use the same subnet mask/SSID/encryption protocol. At
    the begining it is best to have no encryption at all till you have made
    things work, later you can make the network encrypted. The router can be used
    to assign IP addresses to each of the devices on your network.

    It is all less complicated than it sounds.

    "Jay T." wrote:

    > I have a really basic Q!: Must I have a broadband connection (and appropriate
    > modem) in order to set up an ad hoc network?? I simply want to go wireless
    > from my laptop to my printer. I have a wireless printer server (802.11G) and
    > even a router that I can use. Thanks!
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

    What about setting both the computer and the print server to the Ad hoc
    mode...wouldn't that eliminate the need for a router?


    "MR" <MR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7679D957-2CD6-4002-92E4-0ACCED923E6A@microsoft.com...
    > No. There is no need for internet or a modem. You need to setup a wireless
    > Local Area Netwrok. I recommend the following:
    > 1. A laptop with wireless networking (most newer lapops have this
    > already),
    > if not you can buy a wireless cardbus card (eg. Netgear 511).
    > Alternatively
    > you can have you laptop connected to a wireless router via an ethernet
    > cable.
    > 2. A wireless router to communicate with the printer server. Note that
    > this
    > is not essential since if wireless laptop can connect directly to the
    > wireless printer server.
    > 3. Setup the network (read the documentation for each of these devices)
    > so
    > that all of the devices use the same subnet mask/SSID/encryption protocol.
    > At
    > the begining it is best to have no encryption at all till you have made
    > things work, later you can make the network encrypted. The router can be
    > used
    > to assign IP addresses to each of the devices on your network.
    >
    > It is all less complicated than it sounds.
    >
    > "Jay T." wrote:
    >
    >> I have a really basic Q!: Must I have a broadband connection (and
    >> appropriate
    >> modem) in order to set up an ad hoc network?? I simply want to go
    >> wireless
    >> from my laptop to my printer. I have a wireless printer server (802.11G)
    >> and
    >> even a router that I can use. Thanks!
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