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Old 11-14-2006, 09:16 PM
MrBill
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Default How do I add a 3rd PC to my wireless lan?

Hello,

My ISP is Comcast. I have a Comcast cable modem attached to my main
PC through an Intel Pro/1000 MT network connection. My wife's PC is
connected to the network with a 2.4 GHz Linksys Wireless-B USB network
adapter (802.11B).

I have company coming for three (!!) months soon . . . what I'd like
to do is purchase another Linksys USB network adapter such as is on my
wife's PC, then attach it to the company's PC. Then I need a simple
"How to for Dummies" which will tell me the software steps I need to
setup this network adapter so that it my company will be able to
access the internet, and it needs to do this without interfering with
my or my wife's PC.

Actually, there is probably a few "how to's" out there telling me
exactly what I need to know but I wasn't able to find one. Can anyone
help?

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Old 11-14-2006, 09:21 PM
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Default Re: How do I add a 3rd PC to my wireless lan?

MrBill,

The linksys USB device should come with a CD that would walk you
through the setup.

Chris

MrBill wrote:
> Hello,
>
> My ISP is Comcast. I have a Comcast cable modem attached to my main
> PC through an Intel Pro/1000 MT network connection. My wife's PC is
> connected to the network with a 2.4 GHz Linksys Wireless-B USB network
> adapter (802.11B).
>
> I have company coming for three (!!) months soon . . . what I'd like
> to do is purchase another Linksys USB network adapter such as is on my
> wife's PC, then attach it to the company's PC. Then I need a simple
> "How to for Dummies" which will tell me the software steps I need to
> setup this network adapter so that it my company will be able to
> access the internet, and it needs to do this without interfering with
> my or my wife's PC.
>
> Actually, there is probably a few "how to's" out there telling me
> exactly what I need to know but I wasn't able to find one. Can anyone
> help?



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Old 11-14-2006, 09:22 PM
John Navas
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Default Re: How do I add a 3rd PC to my wireless lan?

On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 15:16:07 -0700, MrBill <NoSpam@NoSpam.Com> wrote in
<51gkl2t7il8onof15v3ve00q0tlp5blu1t@4ax.com>:

>My ISP is Comcast. I have a Comcast cable modem attached to my main
>PC through an Intel Pro/1000 MT network connection. My wife's PC is
>connected to the network with a 2.4 GHz Linksys Wireless-B USB network
>adapter (802.11B).


What's the wireless access point? Is it a secret? ;)

>I have company coming for three (!!) months soon . . . what I'd like
>to do is purchase another Linksys USB network adapter such as is on my
>wife's PC, then attach it to the company's PC. Then I need a simple
>"How to for Dummies" which will tell me the software steps I need to
>setup this network adapter so that it my company will be able to
>access the internet,


Easy.

>and it needs to do this without interfering with
>my or my wife's PC.


Hard.

>Actually, there is probably a few "how to's" out there telling me
>exactly what I need to know but I wasn't able to find one. Can anyone
>help?


See the wiki below.

Ideally you want a wireless "hotspot" type of access point.

It's hard to give you advice without the secret details (all of them) of
your wireless network. ;)

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Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo>
Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>

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Old 11-14-2006, 10:08 PM
MrBill
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Default Re: How do I add a 3rd PC to my wireless lan?

Hello Chris,

The original USB device was installed by Comcast and they didn't leave
the CD here. The USB device I'm about to purchase will be from an
eBay seller and it may or may not have the CD.

MrBill

On 14 Nov 2006 14:21:06 -0800, "NetSteady" <cmhutch@gmail.com> wrote:
>MrBill,
>
>The linksys USB device should come with a CD that would walk you
>through the setup.
>
>Chris


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Old 11-14-2006, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: How do I add a 3rd PC to my wireless lan?

On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:22:13 GMT, John Navas
>>and it needs to do this without interfering with
>>my or my wife's PC.

>Hard.


Why?

>Ideally you want a wireless "hotspot" type of access point.


Which tells me nothing.

>It's hard to give you advice without the secret details (all of them) of
>your wireless network. ;)


The details wouldn't be secret if I posted them here!

Thanks for the Wiki links . . . I'm sure that all the answers to my
questions are there somewhere, but it will take me some study to
figure out where. I did mention "for dummies" in my original post! :(

MrBill

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Old 11-14-2006, 10:17 PM
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On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 16:11:53 -0700, MrBill <NoSpam@NoSpam.Com> wrote in
<q4jkl2dh9ide8ejkpech8sku5v9j8701fk@4ax.com>:

>On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:22:13 GMT, John Navas
>>>and it needs to do this without interfering with
>>>my or my wife's PC.

>>Hard.

>
>Why?


Because low-end routers don't provide the necessary tools.

>>Ideally you want a wireless "hotspot" type of access point.

>
>Which tells me nothing.


Then inform yourself. Start with the wikis below.

>>It's hard to give you advice without the secret details (all of them) of
>>your wireless network. ;)

>
>The details wouldn't be secret if I posted them here!


No kidding.

>Thanks for the Wiki links . . . I'm sure that all the answers to my
>questions are there somewhere, but it will take me some study to
>figure out where. I did mention "for dummies" in my original post! :(


We've tried hard to make it "dummy friendly".

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John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo>
Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>

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Old 11-14-2006, 10:44 PM
Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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Default Re: How do I add a 3rd PC to my wireless lan?

Hi
The content of the following links can serve as a basic tutorial concerning
Sharing Internet, and using Wireless; it is short and to the point.
The three first pages were written ages ago. You might ignore the prices,
and the specific choice of hardware, stick with the principles they are
still the same.
Basic Options for Internet Connection Sharing -
http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.html?i=105
Hubs, routers, switches, DSL, LANs, WANs...? -
http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.html?i=48
Wireless Principles - http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.html?i=122
The whole thing should like this, http://www.ezlan.net/network/router.jpg
Wireless hardware - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Hardware.html
Wireless, Basic Configuration - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Config.html
Wireless, Basic Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"MrBill" <NoSpam@NoSpam.Com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> My ISP is Comcast. I have a Comcast cable modem attached to my main
> PC through an Intel Pro/1000 MT network connection. My wife's PC is
> connected to the network with a 2.4 GHz Linksys Wireless-B USB network
> adapter (802.11B).
>
> I have company coming for three (!!) months soon . . . what I'd like
> to do is purchase another Linksys USB network adapter such as is on my
> wife's PC, then attach it to the company's PC. Then I need a simple
> "How to for Dummies" which will tell me the software steps I need to
> setup this network adapter so that it my company will be able to
> access the internet, and it needs to do this without interfering with
> my or my wife's PC.
>
> Actually, there is probably a few "how to's" out there telling me
> exactly what I need to know but I wasn't able to find one. Can anyone
> help?




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Old 11-14-2006, 11:32 PM
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Default Re: How do I add a 3rd PC to my wireless lan?

I disagree, IMHO there is no reason why it should be hard.

Do you know the security mode you are running and the password for your
wireless connection? With this info it should be relatively simple with no
change to your wife's pc. If you don't know the password you'll need to
create a new one and set your wife's computer to the new password.

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"MrBill" <NoSpam@NoSpam.Com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:22:13 GMT, John Navas
>>>and it needs to do this without interfering with
>>>my or my wife's PC.

>>Hard.

>
> Why?
>
>>Ideally you want a wireless "hotspot" type of access point.

>
> Which tells me nothing.
>
>>It's hard to give you advice without the secret details (all of them) of
>>your wireless network. ;)

>
> The details wouldn't be secret if I posted them here!
>
> Thanks for the Wiki links . . . I'm sure that all the answers to my
> questions are there somewhere, but it will take me some study to
> figure out where. I did mention "for dummies" in my original post! :(
>
> MrBill




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