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Windows 7: LAN Home Network with router + Wifi internet

12 Jan 2010   #1
tcables

Windows 7
 
 
LAN Home Network with router + Wifi internet

I have Windows 7 64bit, a Belkin router, and a Wifi usb card.

I have a Windows Xp computer networked and shared on the router.

I get my internet from the Wifi usb card.


I would like to use the internet off the wifi card, but also still connect to my network and get files from the XP computer.

(I would like to have the connections separate. One for Internet over Wifi. Lan for sharing files over home network.)

I have the two connections working just fine. and i can get internet...
But...

The LAN is a "public network" and I cant change it to a home network.
and i cant see the Xp computer or its files.


I would be grateful for any help.


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12 Jan 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tcables View Post
I have Windows 7 64bit, a Belkin router, and a Wifi usb card.

I have a Windows Xp computer networked and shared on the router.

I get my internet from the Wifi usb card.


I would like to use the internet off the wifi card, but also still connect to my network and get files from the XP computer.

(I would like to have the connections separate. One for Internet over Wifi. Lan for sharing files over home network.)

I have the two connections working just fine. and i can get internet...
But...

The LAN is a "public network" and I cant change it to a home network.
and i cant see the Xp computer or its files.


I would be grateful for any help.
Ok, your W7 machine is using the USB wifi, and your XP is using the home wifi (ie through your router). I cannot see why your W7 can't use both the USB wifi AND router wifi. Matter of fact it should work from connections point of view. I tried it on my eeepc, with a USB modem attached.

If you are just sharing files from your W7 and Xp, you don't need to be on the internet. That said if both machine can see each other, everything you wanted should be fine. Just create shared folder to be shared between the machines, and surf the net from either. However why do u want to use the USB wifi for internet when you can use your router's?
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12 Jan 2010   #3
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let me get this straight..

You are getting your Internet from a USB card.... Okay got that.

How are you getting your internet... Cable Modem, DSL, or Dial up modem?

May i get the make and model of your router as well pls.
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12 Jan 2010   #4
tcables

Windows 7
 
 

Belkin N1 Wireless USB Adapter for internet from a different connection altogether.

Belkin N1 Wirless router for small home network with no internet.


I want to use the current windows 7 pc I am on to connect to the internet with wifi, and get files from my internet-less network.
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12 Jan 2010   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tcables View Post

I want to use the current windows 7 pc I am on to connect to the internet with wifi, and get files from my internet-less network.
Ok, so you are saying you cannot get your W7 which is using the USB wifi, to connect to the internet?
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12 Jan 2010   #6
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ahhh... he wants to do

ICS and set up network. I did a forum like this. I have no idea where this is.


this is an easy fix.
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12 Jan 2010   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
ahhh... he wants to do

ICS and set up network. I did a forum like this. I have no idea where this is.


this is an easy fix.
lol, how did u know he wants to ICS
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12 Jan 2010   #8
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
ahhh... he wants to do

ICS and set up network. I did a forum like this. I have no idea where this is.


this is an easy fix.
lol, how did u know he wants to ICS

I just do okay! why you going to argue.
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12 Jan 2010   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

lol ok.
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13 Jan 2010   #10
tcables

Windows 7
 
 

ICS is cake

nope btw.

I need two independent connections:
-Internet through wifi.
-Network storage through LAN (cat5).
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