Wireless with a P166 computer

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

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    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.


    Heeter
     
  2. apu95

    apu95 Caffeine-->Code Converter

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    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

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    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?


    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  4. arson_nick

    arson_nick OSNN Addict

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    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

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    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