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05-04-2009, 06:13 PM
I have a small network setup in my room, connecting one laptop, one netbook, one desktop PC, and my Xbox. My laptop uses an iBurst PCMCIA card modem, and shares this connection using Windows Internet Connection Sharing. Everything is currently connected to each other through a 4-port D-Link switch, and this way, my netbook, desktop PC, and Xbox all connect to the shared internet connection without any problem.
Now I'm trying to get my netbook to connect wirelessly instead. I've set up an ad hoc wireless connection, and my netbook and laptop are talking, but I can't browse the internet on my netbook. Is it actually possible to use an ICS connection through two different networks (i.e. wired and wireless) simultaneously, or should I abandon this foolishness immediately?
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05-04-2009, 06:19 PM
It would be easier to connect wirelessly to the desktop pc using ics on it. I havent played around with it much but maybe try making the wireless and wired network adapters' ips the exact same and try connecting through it using a static ip on the netbook.
05-04-2009, 06:24 PM
It should be pretty possible, as long as the netbook is using the lappie as the default gateway and preferred DNS server.
What OS are you running on the netbook?
If its Windows XP/Vista/7, just go to the network connection properties on the netbook, click on Internet protocol(or TCP/IP v4(not 6) if using Vista or 7) and go to its properties. You'll find places to put in default gateway and preferred DNS server. Set them to your lappies IP (for example 10.0.0.2 or 188.8.131.52). Make sure they're the same, problem solved.
05-04-2009, 06:34 PM
I've already done all that. I've set up ICS on two other clients before, remember? :P
When I connect using an ethernet cable, my gateway connection appears immediately in my netbook's network window. But this doesn't happen when I connect wirelessly.
The netbook runs WinXP.
05-04-2009, 06:53 PM
Oh right, blonde moment there. :$
Have you tried bridging the connection between your laptop and your Iburst card conenction?
05-04-2009, 07:03 PM
Yeah. It just kills the iBurst connection. :/
05-04-2009, 07:19 PM
Damn iburst, adsl makes life so much better. :P
Any chance of making a dial up connection on your netbook, then dialing up using PPPoE with your Iburst card acting as a modem? This works well with ADSL but I'm not sure if Iburst's hardware supports it.
05-04-2009, 07:29 PM
Ha! I got it working.
I had to change my wireless IP range from xxx.xxx.0.x (which my wired LAN uses) to xxx.xxx.2.x (xxx.xxx.1.x is already in use for the PCMCIA slot), and make my laptop's wireless IP the gateway. That appears to be the only configuration that will work.
So the moral of the story - the wireless network needs its own IP range.
05-04-2009, 07:35 PM
Wow, I wouldn't've thought that would effect it but seems it did, congrats on getting it to work. Very strange though. :?
05-04-2009, 07:38 PM
06-04-2009, 09:23 AM
That is the simplist yet least likely solution. I've had a similar issue before, I guess windows gets confused if you have to of the same IP ranges, I wonder why it doesn't give you a warning that you have the same IP range on two different network devices
08-04-2009, 06:39 PM
You can connect via wires and wireless at the same time... but if you're using Windows Vista (aka. the WORST OS ever), it is kinda difficult
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