How to set up lan with desktop wired to router and laptop wireless Tags: LAN Wireless Laptops LAN Desktops Networking Last response: June 26, 2010 10:07 PM in Networking Share Anonymous a b F Wireless a b D Laptop June 26, 2010 8:37:12 PM I have a desktop running Windows Vista and a wireless laptop running Windows 7. I have them connected to a Linksys E3000 wireless router. How do I precede to setup a LAN? Does my LAN have to be either all wired or all wireless to work? More about : set lan desktop wired router laptop wireless Anonymous a b F Wireless a b D Laptop June 26, 2010 10:07:20 PM It can be both wired and wireless. Presumably you have internet access but you want to share files between the two computers. Start by turning off firewall on both machines temporarily. Make a written note of the Computers' names -- Go Control Panel, System, Computer Name Enable file sharing on selected folders on each machine. Go to Network Wizard and follow the prompts. Go to My Network Places and select Add Network Place Be patient. Add Network Place is a bit flaky in my experience but it gets there eventually. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to set up a belkin network with wired and wireless computers running windows ForumHow to set up laptop through fixed router with desktop already connected ForumNeed to set up network combining wired and wireless multiple buildings ForumSetting up both a wired LAN and a wireless internet connectino Forum2 Router Set Up - 1 Wired , 1 Wireless Forumwired desktop...wireless laptop ...both access internet but.. ForumWired LAN works, Wireless on same machines does not. (long.. ForumCannot connect desktop(wired ) & laptop(wireless ) ForumWindows 7 on wired computer prevents wireless connections to router ForumHow to: wireless for internet & wired lan same PC ForumHow to Choose Connection ( Wired or Wireless ) on Desktop Computer? ForumHow to set up wireless and keep hard- wired connection d/l speed ForumWireless router & wired print server ForumWireless Router to Wired Router ... ForumProblem setting up an XP desktop as wireless access point ForumMaking my wireless LAN same as my Wired-LAN ForumPulling DHCP from Cable Modem instead of wireless router ForumLand connection stopped working, only wireless connection works ForumWhat do i do if i forgot my username and password for my router ip settings ForumAny way to improve my wireless connection (1 floor down from router)? More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !