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Windows 7: Home network between Vista and Windows 7 and two separate phone lines

29 Sep 2011   #1

64bit Windows 7 Home Premium
Home network between Vista and Windows 7 and two separate phone lines

Just had a new pc and I need to connect to another pc at my home to share files, music and our printer.

We are both gamers, so we have two dedicated telephone lines, one is on BT Homehub and the other is Talk Talk.

The BT Home Hub PC runs Windows Vista and the other (mine) runs Windows 7.

Both are wired currently but I have a selection of old kit. I have two wireless Netgear adapters (WN111v2 and WG111v3) and one Netgear Modem Router (DGN2000).

Is it possible to connect these up, using what kit I have please?

The printer is currently connection to my pc (the Talk Talk, Windows 7 one).

Many thanks


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29 Sep 2011   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

Welcome to seven forums Carista!

Not sure if I am understanding your current setup... what do you mean by two phone lines? Your on dial up connection, or?

If dial up, why do you have a modem/router?

If all you want is to connect the 2 PCs via the wireless adapters then you want to set up an ad hoc network... Here is more info: Set up a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network
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30 Sep 2011   #3

64bit Windows 7 Home Premium

Hi and thank you for replying.

Sorry to confuse. Just to clarify, we are both on broadband but have two separate phone lines coming in, one on BT Home Hub and one with Talk Talk.

We are not using the wireless adaptors or any other modem; these are old kit I have stashed away (just in case).

However, I would like to be able to connect the two and if we were on the same line, using the same ISP etc., that would be easy but as we are both using independent ISP etc., I am not sure how we would network.

The fact that we are also on different versions of Windows i.e. Vista and Windows 7, also complicates matters.

Does that make any more sense?

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