How do I add a 3rd PC to my wireless lan?

My ISP is Comcast. I have a Comcast cable modem attached to my main
PC through an Intel Pro/1000 MT network connection. My wife's PC is
connected to the network with a 2.4 GHz Linksys Wireless-B USB network
adapter (802.11B).
I have company coming for three (!!) months soon . . . what I'd like
to do is purchase another Linksys USB network adapter such as is on my
wife's PC, then attach it to the company's PC. Then I need a simple
"How to for Dummies" which will tell me the software steps I need to
setup this network adapter so that it my company will be able to
access the internet, and it needs to do this without interfering with
my or my wife's PC.
Actually, there is probably a few "how to's" out there telling me
exactly what I need to know but I wasn't able to find one. Can anyone
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The linksys USB device should come with a CD that would walk you through the setup.
MrBill wrote:
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On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 15:16:07 -0700, MrBill wrote in :
What's the wireless access point? Is it a secret? ;)
See the wiki below.
Ideally you want a wireless "hotspot" type of access point.
It's hard to give you advice without the secret details (all of them) of your wireless network. ;)
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John Navas
Hello Chris,
The original USB device was installed by Comcast and they didn't leave the CD here. The USB device I'm about to purchase will be from an eBay seller and it may or may not have the CD.
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On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:22:13 GMT, John Navas
Which tells me nothing.
The details wouldn't be secret if I posted them here!
Thanks for the Wiki links . . . I'm sure that all the answers to my questions are there somewhere, but it will take me some study to figure out where. I did mention "for dummies" in my original post! :(
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On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 16:11:53 -0700, MrBill wrote in :
Because low-end routers don't provide the necessary tools.
Then inform yourself. Start with the wikis below.
No kidding.
We've tried hard to make it "dummy friendly".
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John Navas
Hi The content of the following links can serve as a basic tutorial concerning Sharing Internet, and using Wireless; it is short and to the point. The three first pages were written ages ago. You might ignore the prices, and the specific choice of hardware, stick with the principles they are still the same. Basic Options for Internet Connection Sharing -
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routers, switches, DSL, LANs, WANs...? -
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Jack (MVP-Networking).
I disagree, IMHO there is no reason why it should be hard.
Do you know the security mode you are running and the password for your wireless connection? With this info it should be relatively simple with no change to your wife's pc. If you don't know the password you'll need to create a new one and set your wife's computer to the new password.
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