Networking wireless and wired without router

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by bwchaos, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. bwchaos

    bwchaos Guest

    I need to network four computers, two of which are wired, one of which is
    wired and wireless, and the other is wireless.

    I've been doing some research...and I was wondering, can I use an 'ad hoc'
    network to connect the three computers with wireless, then connect the other
    computer via the network cable, and then make a bridge between the wired and
    wireless networks on the computer with both cards?

    Thanks in advance
     
    bwchaos, Oct 2, 2007
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Buy a Wireless Router.
     
    Mick Murphy, Oct 2, 2007
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    You really should get a router to do this for lots of reasons,
    including ease of use and security.

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    MS Windows-MVP
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    Barb Bowman, Oct 2, 2007
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  4. bwchaos

    bwchaos Guest

    well, this is really only for one day to connect my friends' computers and
    mine together for a LAN to share files and play games...so i wouldnt want to
    spend money on a wireless router

    is there any other way?
    does the method i mentioned earlier likely to work at all?
     
    bwchaos, Oct 2, 2007
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  5. bwchaos

    Barb Bowman Guest

    yes, it should work, but gaming over wireless wont be a great
    experience and file transfers will be slow. do any of your friends
    have a router they can bring with them?

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    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Oct 2, 2007
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  6. bwchaos

    bwchaos Guest

    unfortunately not...

    p.s. is gaming over wireless really that bad?

    and i've used wireless with a router before and its not bad at all,
    but is the difference between using and not using a router really that bad?
     
    bwchaos, Oct 3, 2007
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  7. bwchaos

    Barb Bowman Guest

    If I was going to have a gaming LAN party, I'd use a router and
    WIRED connections for speed and enjoyment. gaming over wifi ad hoc
    would be the worst experience, in my opinion, that you could have.

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    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Oct 3, 2007
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