Networking & wireless forum: How to turn a XP desktop into Wi-Fi Hotspot

by: HuyDo91 May 12, 2011 8:33 PM PDT

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How to turn a XP desktop into Wi-Fi Hotspot

by HuyDo91 - 5/12/11 8:33 PM

Hi all,

I read this following article to turn my XP desktop into Wi-Fi hotspot for my Vista laptop.

http://www.labnol.org/software/wireless-network-without-router/11494/

I bought a MediaLink MWN-USB 150N Wirless N USB Adapter and followed exactly the instruction.

The problem is: My Vista laptop cannot find the Wi-Fi hotspot I just create, although it appears on my XP desktop.

If I used the included software to make my adapter as a Router, my Vista laptop can find the network and can connect to it. The problem is the internet connection always shows 'Identifying IP address' and later on it shows 'Unidentified IP address'.

I also tried to hook up my laptop with the wire connection and using Vista to do the vice versa. (I did this before once when my friends and I went to Vegas and we were able to turn my laptop into a wi-fi hotspot through the hotel's wire internet). The similar situation happens. I'm able to setup a wi-fi network but:

+ Using the Wireless Connections of Windows XP, my desktop cannot find the hotspot.


+ Using the included software with the adapter, I can connect to the wifi network, but it's unable to go to Internet.


So this is my situation. I appreciate any helps from you all.

Best regards,

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