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Do I even need this PCI card

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February 13, 2004 12:34:41 AM

I bought a wireless linksys router and a couple pci cards for 2 PCs.

I have it setup where the DSL goes into the router which is plugged into one computer. The other computer picks up the DSL from the wireless nic.

Do I even need a wireless nic on the one attached to the router. It seems to be working fine even though I haven't quite figured out how to get filesharing to work yet. The PC on the wireless nic can access the other computer, but not visa versa.

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February 13, 2004 12:46:04 AM

you're confusing me. is this post supposed to have a :wink: attached to it?

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February 13, 2004 1:19:09 AM

Probably.

The only reason I really ask is because both PC's need to be networked and I can't really find the wireless network on the card with no nick since it doesn't even register it.

Am I making any sense? I haven't slept much.

Back to basics...

2 PC's. One DSl connection. How would you connect them so that they share internet and I can have a home network?

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February 13, 2004 1:28:03 AM

unless you're going to have it route, each PC needs only 1 NIC. Doesn't matter if it's wireless or physical. Just have to get the wireless NIC to work with the settings (SSID, WEP 64 or 128 Bit, MAC address filtering etc.)

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February 14, 2004 12:03:53 AM

Ok,
Router connects to modem through Cat5 (wire)
PC connects to router via Cat5, no need for wireless, wired is faster
Other PC connects to router through wireless

File Sharing:
Need to know if yer OS is XP, 98, 2K, etc. Is it XP pro or Home? If XP pro:
Right click on my computer and click on manage
From manage expand shared folders
Right click on shared folders and new file share
Follow directions

meh?

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February 14, 2004 1:05:56 AM

Ok, that answers my question. Since I'm plugging the PC directly into the wireless router I don't need the other wireless nic. I had it working but didn't understand why I had this other wireless nic unless I wanted the modem and router in another room.

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