I have a desktop the connects to the internet via a dial up connection. I alsohave a laptop with a USB (airlink) 802.11g adaptor.
I want to share files/internet connection between the desktop and laptop wirelessly. I have a Belkin 802.11g router on the desktop.
Since I have no DSL router I have plugged the WAN connection on router into the NIC in desktop. I then set up a network on my desktop using the "wizzard". I set the TCPIP protocol to obtain IP automatically and obtain DNS automatically.
I then set up a network on the laptop with the wizzard. It was set to connect to internet from another computer and to share files. I also plugged in the USB adaptor for wireless g
I have shared folders on both systems, put stuff in my shared folder, and tried to connect to internet from laptop WITH NO LUCK. Shared files do not appear, I can not see the other computer in "my network" and no internet connection sharing to the laptop.
Does anyone have advice on next steps? I am forced with the dialup connection and will try getting another USB adaptor and just use those w/o router. I wonder what will happen?