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Topic # 28505 2-Dec-2008 13:58
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ok i have just got a new laptop :)
i want to run my old laptop as a hub (not sure of proper terminoligy :(
so i want 2 laptops wirelesly conected to a "hub" which is conected to the printers and to the external harddrives and burners etc,

i curently have a wireless network set up where by all 3 laptops are conected  Wirelesly! i presume i need to have the hub hard wired in?? but how and how do i set this up ?? ie do i use the network setup wisard? create a new? add to an old??

i had done all this a few years ago when i was with telecom, but i canot recal how to do it?

thanks very much for any advice you can give me )
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  Reply # 181572 2-Dec-2008 14:06
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the easiest way is to share those devices in the old laptop, just make sure they are all within the same work group etc.

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  Reply # 181573 2-Dec-2008 14:07
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not quite sure what it is you're trying to achieve.  why not describe how you want the end result to work, and we can try reverse engineer it from there :)

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  Reply # 181579 2-Dec-2008 14:52
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zocster: the easiest way is to share those devices in the old laptop, just make sure they are all within the same work group etc.

 

exactly, if all laptops connected to each other and could see each other on network. Just connect devices to one laptop and share them with others. 





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  Reply # 181641 2-Dec-2008 18:46
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i guess i just need to set up the work group then?
do i need to have the "hub" hard wired in to the modem or router? and what sort of cable/ conection

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  Reply # 181648 2-Dec-2008 19:03
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sportsguru: i guess i just need to set up the work group then?
do i need to have the "hub" hard wired in to the modem or router? and what sort of cable/ conection


I would suggest that you leave it on as you would want automatic updates for Windows, AV what have you.



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  Reply # 181680 2-Dec-2008 22:19
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to use douments located on the "hub" would you recomend using a remote desktop or just share the folders?

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