Connect 2nd Laptop via USB Wireless Dongle (Stick)

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  1. gnbalbion

    gnbalbion Well-Known Member

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    All, please help if you can, I want to connect a second laptop to the Internet but have one only USB wireless device, do I have to use a cross over cable to link the 2 PC's together or is there a better way.
    Appreciate any advice. Thanks Garry
     
  2. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    We need a little bit more information on your internet setup up please. Do you have a modem? Do you have a wireless router? What type of wireless connection to the internet do you currently have? Does both of your laptops have built in wireless capabilities?
     
  3. Sonny

    Sonny Fantastic Member

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    If your laptop you want to connect to has built in wireless capabilities you should be able to type in the keyphrase which I believe you will find on the side of your modem. As bassfisher has said more information on your setup would help.
     
  4. gnbalbion

    gnbalbion Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replys and apologise for not adding enough data. We have no modem, no wireless router, connection to the internet is wireless via the USB modem/dongle stick, see JPG below. Both laptops have inbuilt
    WI-FI wireless capability. The USB modem below connects to the internet ADSL2. There is no access point or capability to connect the second laptop unless I had some kind of router with a USB input to which I could connect the USB modem below and then connect both laptops via wireless. I think I could use a x over cable to link the 2 laptops cable however this losses the portability of the laptops.
    Hope this helps.

    telstra wireless modem.JPG
     

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  5. Trouble

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    I believe what you are attempting to do is to use one of your laptops as a wireless router/hotspot.
    Actually windows 7 has that as one of it's native features but there is also a third party solution which many people have used with some success called Connectify
    Just google "Turn Windows 7 into a wireless hotspot
    or
    Turn Windows 7 into a wireless router
    Lifehacker as well as HowToGeek has some walkthrough step by step guides, or
    Goggle Connectify
    You should be able to use your wireless dongle in your laptop, plus your laptops wireless card to accomplish this.
    Hope this helps.
    Regards
    Randy
     
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    gnbalbion Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much for the info. I will try your suggestions out
     

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