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How do you connect a wireless laptop to a home computer network?

machoman asked:

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with Windows Vista, and have three desktop XP computers at home. The 3 desktop computers are networked together for the purpose of sharing a printer and Internet. I have tried to network my laptop, which is wireless, so that it too can use the printer. I have two routers, one hard wired where the three desktops along with the wireless router are connected. I need help with figuring out how to connect my laptop with my base computer to use the printer. Like I said, they are all connected, so they all share the same Internet connection. When I go to search for the base computer through the laptop, I can not find it. I need help. I know that it can be done because I see people at work using a wireless laptop and printing of the networked printer. Will someone please help me through this. Thanks to all that answer.

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2 Responses to “How do you connect a wireless laptop to a home computer network?”

  1. shaRT on May 31st, 2009 2:11 pm

    Try disabling your firewall then performing the search.
    The firewalls sometimes interfere, depending which one you have and how high the settings are.

    Best of luck!

  2. povotheplayerofpranks on June 2nd, 2009 9:14 am

    Is the wireless network password protected then you need to clear that level first to get connected thru the wireless router you need to synch with it, once that is done you can access the network,
    Basically what you are saying is that you have 3 desktop which are inter connected thru the LAN(local area network) but this will only happen if you have a hub or a multi connection router so if its wireless then I don’t see any reason secondly check the base where the Printer is installed, is it in sharing…