Wireless with a P166 computer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

    Hi Guys,

    Due to my friends condo walls configuration, He is thinking of moving to a wireless router setup to get the internet connection into another room. Can I use his old P166 computer as his ICS? Here is what I am thinking: DSL modem wired into P166(firewalled), then wireless ethernet card(802.11G) out of P166 to connect to another computer in another room with the same brand/make of ethernet card? What about two remote computers hooked up to this setup? Can this be accomplished? Can I use FreeBSD on the P166?

    Any and all thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

  2. apu95

    apu95 Caffeine-->Code Converter

    Montreal, Canada
    wait, why would u want a router if ur gonna use the p166 as a router using the ICS option?

    maybe im confused...

    i think its perfectly doable, since the wireless card behaves like any other ethernet card
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

    Well, He is thinking router, I am thinking maybe avoid the router purchase if this can be accomplished. If it can't, then the purchase of a wireless router will be next.

    If this is doable, then where would I find a how-to on putting this together? Would I need another ethernet card on the P166 for a second remote computer?


  4. arson_nick

    arson_nick OSNN Addict

    To share a net connection you need two ethernet cards in the "server". Window's internet connection sharing wizard will do the trick.
  5. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    If you choose to use wireless you will HAVE to purchase a wireless access point. You can not set a PC as an access point. Hope that helps