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Widows xp sharing wireless connection with Win 7?


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I have a netgear router with a wired internet connection on a Win XP desktop. I wanted to use a win 7 desktop to connnect wireless using a usb wireless adapter to the win 7 pc. Troubling shooting tells me to check cable.

Why doesn't win 7 find the wireless adapter? Where in win 7 do you get the option to show password?

What is the default ip address for netgear setup? Doing this for a cousin and thought it would be no problem. My latop shows five networks avaliable. They are secure.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8


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Unless your Netgear Gateway does not have Wifi, you would need an Access Point connected to the Netgear. It does help if you post the model # of the Netgear Gateway.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Google Chrome
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

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