Connecting Laptop & Desktop with WiFi

  Air_Man 08:36 03 Oct 04
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I currently have a desktop permanently in my home office (with Broadband) and a company laptop, with WiFi, which follows me around wherever I go. However, when working from home, I prefer to use my higher spec desktop but often require files held on the laptop. Currently I use my USB stick to transfer these files but it is a bit of a pain. I was wondering if I can get some sort of WiFi card for the desktop which would then allow the two to talk via WiFi and I could get my files that way. Anyone know if this would work, or do I need to go down another route.

Thx

  Diodorus Siculus 08:57 03 Oct 04

Yes, that will work - a PCMCIA (for the laptop) wifi card can be picked up in most computer outlets or online. Together with a PCI wifi card for the desktop, you should have no difficulties doing what you want to do.

  Air_Man 09:43 03 Oct 04

Thanks Diodorus. Can you recommend any specific card (brands/models) for the desktop, and the sort of price I should look at paying?

  Air_Man 10:33 03 Oct 04

Right, a bit of searching and I have found this at PC World click here

LINKSYS
WIRLESS 54G
WIRELESS NETWORKING NETWORK CARD

Will this do the job?

Thx

  Diodorus Siculus 11:45 03 Oct 04

Yes, it should. I cannot recommend anything specific as I have not used one myself - best advice seems to be that all components be made by the same company to be sure of compatibility.

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