Computer-2-computer 802.11b Wireless Networking

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by 7on, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    Sorry that this is a PC question, but here it goes anyway.

    Computer 1:
    Pentium 3 650Mhz/256MB RAM
    Blittz PCI 802.11b model# BWI605
    No internet access btw (though eventually will)

    Computer 2:
    PowerBook DVI 1Ghz/1024MB RAM
    Airport card (802.11b Standard)

    The powerbook(10.3) connects to various other access points just fine, but connecting to the WinXP box has been fickle. First I can only connect to it within maybe 10feet of the thing, and at that point I'm still in the same room and can see the actual antenna. And at about 4 inches away from the thing I get like a 64 percent signal strength. I don't know if it has something to do with the way I set the software up, whether there's interference, or if the antenna/card is bad. I request your assistance.

    Also, how can I share folders in XP to everyone, yet still allowing them read only and allowing me (with login+password) r+w?
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    Can your PC get a decent range when connecting to other WiFi stuff? I'd suggest checking to see if the antenna for the PC is connected. Or, double check to see if the Airport card on the PB is connected to the antenna wire. Even though it seems it works fine elsewhere, the problem you are describing sounds like a loose antenna wire somewhere.

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