Some of you have seen me in the OC forums a lot lately, today, my friend lent me some network hardware so I could share internet with my sister.. My comp is in the basement, her's is in her room, mom doesnt want us to run wires through the whole house so my friend lent us some wireless networking hardware.. Im confused on how to set this damn thing up, spent 1 hour and Im going nowhere... I can set up peer-to-peer but this wireless stuff is just killin me!
2 Computers (both running Win2k Pro)
1 DSL Modem using PPPoE (dynamic IPs)
1 Linksys Wireless Access Point Router w/ 4-Port Switch
2 D-Link DWL-120 USB Wireless Adapter
Before we start anything, I need to know something very important.. The router is made by Linksys and the adapter is made by D-Link, will the wireless network work if they are both different manufacturers? If it does, then please continue to help me, if not, it will be pointless and Ill just return this hardware back to my friend..
Assuming that this is possible, can someone please lead me with detailed instructions on how to set up a wireless network w/ Internet Access, file sharing and printer sharing.. I tried going to Linksys and D-Link's site for FAQ but its so confusing, and the manuals are even more useless.. So far I've connected a cable from my modem to the router, installed the DWL-120 wireless adapter to my computer, but I dont know how to set it up so I could get internet..
Basically what I want to accomplish right now is getting internet for myself, then to go on setting it up on my sisters computer.. can anyone help?