I get my internet via wireless from my bosses computer (XP) which is connected via ethernet to a Virgin super hub (cable).
I have two desktops and one laptop all running win 7. Plus there is another desktop two floors down (XP).
What I'd like to be able to do is set up a network so that only my computers, laptop and the desktop downstairs can file share. I do not want the main computer to access these files or the computers. Is there a way of doing this and if so how?
I have tried setting up a home network but it always seems to use the main computer as the home network access point so that this computer can see my computers. Hope that makes sense!
I'm sure there must be a simple answer but don't know what it is! Help please.
Just stick a router on the cable coming into your desired subnet and use a different network address than the office network. Here is the description of how the subnet will work: http://www.ezlan.net/shield.html
It's possible to use a wireless bridge, but it will reduce your bandwidth. The other option if you have good electrical circuitry is a pair of power line adapters -- the 500mbps Zyxels achieve around 80mbps on a good circuit.
Thank you I will take a look at the line adapters.
Just out of curiosity, if I used these would it affect other users wireless reception/use?
Also can you have one in different rooms by this I mean one in the kitchen (where we have little to none wi-fi due to thick walls and metal thing (cannot remember correct name) which supports the ceiling? And in the downstairs room where again poor reception?