My girlfriend recently got a laptop with inbuilt wireless connectivity. I have the desktop which is connected to ADSL modem.
I thought it would be a good idea to connect the 2 computers wirelessy so the laptop can use the interent connection.
To this end, I purchased a Dick Smith WLAN 802.11g USB 2.0 Adaptor to plug into the desktop.
So the setup in theory is:
Internet through USB - internet set to 'share' with wireless adaptor
WLAN Adaptor - running Dick Smith's own XS9947 DSE Wireless Client Utility (Any thoughts on this adaptor?)
In builty Wi-Fi adapator.
I can set up a network on the desktop, which the laptop can see, but can't connect, though key is correct. I've tried both WEP and WPA security, but neither seems to work.
I set up a WEP network on the laptop, then create a connection to the desktop. But Vista on Laptop advices "limited connectivity"
I think I may be approaching this problem the wrong way, and would appreciate any suggestions on what steps to follow in setting up secure netwrok between Desktop with XP and Laptop with Vista