Yes, I do this all the time. Just make sure you are set to "Home" when it asks you what type of network and enter your network key and you are done.
|Originally Posted by sievers |
Well, you'd think so, but no. Now I'm not clear on exactly what happened, because it doesn't seem to make sense that I could connect to the homegroup without even being on the network. But that seems to be what happened. Maybe I will try to recreate this scenario to verify.
Some more info - I am using a linksys WGA54G, which is a wireless gaming adapter. It was previously connected directly to my tv for some internet features it has built in, which I did have to provide the wifi password when I first set that up. Maybe this device remembers the network, since I did not reset it, just pulled the ethernet cable out of my tv and plugged it into the htpc. Now after thinking about that, it must be it, because I know people have been over and I've let them connect to my network, but they always needed the password, so I don't think the security is messed up.
Originally Posted by GreenEyez /forum/post/20845393
Wait a second, let`s make this more clear. So your HTPC is connected to the network directly to the router via an ethernet cable, and not via a USB wireless dongle, am i correct?