I currently have a PC with Windows 98 (desktop) and recently ordered a laptop (Windows XP). The laptop has been ordered with a Wireless Networking Card (internal 802.22b/g, 54Mbps). I would like to network these two machines to take advantage of accessing the Internet, and printing. All other functionality (sharing documents & applications) is not necessary, but would do it, if it were simple.
My desktop accesses the Internet via a DSL connection. I am aware that I will need to purchase a Wireless Broadband Router.
After I hook up the router, what else will I need to do to allow printing from the laptop to the desktop’s printers?
Will sharing of documents and applications be possible?
Will I need to install the firewall application (Zone Labs) on the laptop? Should I install Spybot, Adware, etc. on the laptop, too?
Questions, questions, questions. J