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Unable to share internet connection (1 wireless, 1 hardwired)


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john-watman

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Hi I hope someone might be able to help me.

I have a desktop PC which connects to the internet via an ADSL ethernet / USB router (US robotics). The connection between the PC and the router is via an ethernet cable.

I have never used or needed to use any of it's networking capabilities, it was only ever used as a modem.

I now would like to be able to connect my laptop to the desktop to the desktop, to share the broadband connection, and also to share files.

As I understand it there are 2 ways I can do this.

1 - Using another ethernet cable join the laptop to the router. I have tried this and it works I can connect both pcs to the internet at the same time, but what I really want is to do it wirelessly with the laptop.


2 - I have bought a wireless router and a card for the laptop (KCORP wireless gateway router and wireless notebook network card), so I think I should be able to set it up to do it wirelessly, this is what i really would like. The main desktop will remain hardwired, be it to the old adsl modem-router, or the the new wireless gateway router.

Trouble is I am struggling like [bleep] to get it to work.

Can anybody help me?

I am not sure what I need to connect to where, and how to configure it all.

I am 3 days trying without success.

Thanks in anticipation.

John.

Edited by john-watman, 08 December 2005 - 09:49 AM.

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also I just realised that although my network works when it is hard wired (ie I can share the internet connection) - I can only share files in one direction, the other way I am denied access.

Help please?
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Adding to my earlier posts, I have resolved the file sharing in both directions issue, thanks to some help from another forum - see below

http://www.duxcw.com...;threadid=12487

I can now share files in both directions, and I can ping one pc from the other in both directions, but I still cannot get the laptop connected to the internet.

I am sure it's something to do with the setup of the wireless access point (configurable by a web based interface), or something to do with my settings.

I have IP set for acquiring automatically on both machines, and I have set the DNS servers according to Tiscali site. I know they are right because the desktop (hardwired) works fine on the net.

Please can anybody suggest anything for me to try?

Thanks.
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Hi
i am new to all of this, i have a wireless network and a wired network at home , the wireless side use the wireless router which then goes to a netgear firewall but the wire side go to the netgear.
i would like to be able to see the other computers on me system as i would like to run a box for storage but i can see any of the other comupter but i can ping them, i am going to try the suggestion you listed below i may need more help.

chilliman




Adding to my earlier posts, I have resolved the file sharing in both directions issue, thanks to some help from another forum - see below

http://www.duxcw.com...;threadid=12487

I can now share files in both directions, and I can ping one pc from the other in both directions, but I still cannot get the laptop connected to the internet.

I am sure it's something to do with the setup of the wireless access point (configurable by a web based interface), or something to do with my settings.

I have IP set for acquiring automatically on both machines, and I have set the DNS servers according to Tiscali site. I know they are right because the desktop (hardwired) works fine on the net.

Please can anybody suggest anything for me to try?

Thanks.


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Fixed it, thanks to Larry on the attached forum.

http://www.duxcw.com...;threadid=16273
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