Hookin up second computer

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brad - Aug 16, 2010 at 10:38 PM
dawooddoe Posts 404 Registration date Saturday February 21, 2009 Status Member Last seen November 12, 2010 - Aug 17, 2010 at 09:07 AM
Hello,
would like to hook up a second computer in garage. have wireless in home. old computer in garage. howcan i accomplish this task? Thanks for input.


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dawooddoe Posts 404 Registration date Saturday February 21, 2009 Status Member Last seen November 12, 2010 108
Aug 17, 2010 at 09:07 AM
As told be xpcman, you need to make sure your garage computer is equipped with wireless adapter, it could be USB or PCI wireless adapter, pretty cheap nowadays. Don't forget to install wireless adapter driver, after that you could test to connect to wireless network.

If wireless network signal is not strong, probably you could try the methods described in this article, probably can help.
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,830
Aug 16, 2010 at 11:02 PM
you can buy a USB wireless adapter for the garage computer. If you are lucky you will have sufficient signal strength. It sounds like you have a wireless laptop. You can take it to the garage and test the signal with its software/hardware. There are USB adapters with directional antennas that might also help.

Good Luck
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