-8Mbit ADSL Broadband-
Desktop: SpeedTouch330USB ADSL modem, VIA RhineII Fast Ethernet Adapter, XP Pro(SP2)
-which has a long piece of CAT6 connected to -
Laptop A: Toshiba Equium, Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet Adapter, Intel PRO wireless 3945ABG, XP Home(SP2)
-which as if by magic conects to-
Laptop B: HP Pavillion ze4900, TRENDnet TEW-423PI Wireless, XP Home(SP2)
My Desktop is my most used PC witch has the internet connection (i can connect the laptops to this but i dont want to keep moving the USB modem around) which has a hard wireld lan to Laptop A this connection has been established for a while and work well with file and printer sharing aswell as ICS with desktop as gateway. To achieve this I have to run a light generic proxy called "AnalogX Proxy" on the host.
I think the PROBLEM lies in Laptop A where I am trying to get it to connect to both LAN(1) and Wirless AD-HOC(2)
All networks are displaying as connected
The existing LAN is working including internet connectivity
The wireless connection shows as conneted on laptops A & B but file sharing does not seem to be working between these computers! I have tried to ping and it doesnot seem to work either way. The wireless conections are configured manualy and identically. I have manually assigned no conflicting IP's to all adaptors.
is this because it is already on a network?
how do i get it working?
Another point i would like to add is "hopefully" I can get Laptop B to connect to A's internet connection (which is a shared internet connection with the Desktop, as host)
Unfortunately windows ICS does not want to be enabled without the IP address 192.168.0.1 is there a work around for this or can I configure it to connect via another proxy or network resource sharing software?
I understand all this can be sorted out by buying a wireless router with a built in ADSL modem (and at least ONE old fashioned LAN port). However I have just found out I am expecting my second Sprog >.< and all the pennies are precious at the moment! Is anyone out there crafty enough to do this without buying a router (i understand this will form a chain and result in each device in turn needing to be on for the device after to connect to the internet.
If not internet then at least file sharing would be a great help!
Hope to hear from somone soon, sorry it's a novel but I was trying to provide as much relavent info as possible.
Also what does the bridging feature do and is it useful here?
Edited by substyler, 07 November 2007 - 05:56 PM.