Just a question about wireless PCI card and networking...

Just a question about wireless PCI card and networking...

Post by Andrew Fit » Fri, 25 Jun 2004 13:00:42


Ok, the issue of having a wireless router/network in GT dorms aside... has
anyone ever used a wireless PCI card in a desktop that's hardwired to a
network or other internet connection, to provide a wireless internet
connection for another computer with a a wireless card?

(I.E., you don't want to get a wireless router, and already have a desktop
connected to the internet. You also have a laptop with a wireless card, and
want to use it online wirelessly in your room. You decide a wireless PCI
card is much cheaper than a router and also prevents extra desk clutter.
Can this PCI wireless card share the internet connection of the desktop to
the laptop?)

I have done this previously with a second LAN card in my desktop to my
laptop, and it worked great. But I want no wires, so I got a rebated
wireless PCI card, but am having issues sharing the connection... any
suggestions? Anyone who can definitively tell me it has worked for them, or
will not work, it would be appreciated. Thanks!

Andrew



(I apologize if you have a great passionate belief that I have posted this
in an unrelated group... but I don't share your view so your cries won't
change anything here...)
 
 
 

Just a question about wireless PCI card and networking...

Post by Ayus » Fri, 25 Jun 2004 13:28:18

Instead of getting enough sleep, Andrew Fitzgerald @ GT was saying:

Ask the mensa dude, he'll know for sure.
--
Ayush Sam

 
 
 

Just a question about wireless PCI card and networking...

Post by Alexander » Fri, 25 Jun 2004 13:45:52


| Ok, the issue of having a wireless router/network in GT dorms aside... has
| anyone ever used a wireless PCI card in a desktop that's hardwired to a
| network or other internet connection, to provide a wireless internet
| connection for another computer with a a wireless card?

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It will work provided you do two things. One, pipe traffic back and forth
using your favorite method of routing and OS. This is the same thing you
did with your wired card.

The second thing you have to do is set your card up in an ad-hoc mode.
By default it's going to come up in a wireless infrastructure mode which
means it will attempt to be a client to an access point. In ad-hoc,
multiple cards can form the network on their own without an access point.
You pick your own SSID, encryption keys, channel number, etc. and then
configure both cards the same way. They'll eventually see each other and
start communicating.