i am running xp home on both computers and have set up an ad-hoc ( peer to peer) with my wireless card in my desktop, in order to have my wireless laptop also share the internet connection. i have cable, and a hardware card that is connected to the modem in order to free up the wireless to use to broadcast.
the issue i am having is, using netgear's application w311v2 smart configuration it broadcasts the signal fine, and the laptop connects fine but when it's in ad-hoc mode, it will "scan" the channels every 2 mins or so, disconnecting the laptop from the internet. i don't know much about wireless networking, so i am hoping this is a simple solution, such as a setting somewhere. thanks in advance for your time.