My girlfriend has bought a new laptop and I'm trying to let her laptop use my DSL connection. So the 'computer' has a DSL internet connection and the 'laptop' wants to use that as well :D
I have de-installed zone alarm and the firewall from Windows XP. The computer runs Dutch Windows XP home edition and to make things international the laptop is running Chinese Windows XP professional.
On the computer I've installed a SMC2602W V.3 EZ Connect 11 Mbps Wireless PCI Card and on the laptop a Edimax Cardbus Wireless LAN, EW-7106PC, 2.4GHz DSS 11Mbps IEEE 802.11b. I used the latest drivers for both found at the two companies websites. According to the hardware device list of windows both devices work properly.
Also the distance between the two computers is (for now) less than 1 meter so that shouldn't be the problem :D
I also removed the mark from 'Automatic configure wireless network' and gave my computer the IP address 192.168.1 and the laptop 192.168.2 both with the subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Also both computer names are different and use the same workgroup 'MSHOME'.
After reading many tutorials I thought sending a ping should be possible now, however it isn't working. Depending on the settings I either get 'destination host unreachable' or a 'time out'.
I have no clue anymore on what it is I'm doing wrong or overlooked. I've added some screenshots that might help at http://stikpet.uwnet.nl/NetworkScreenshots.doc
Hope anyone spots my 'mistake'.
Edited by Flipper, 28 February 2005 - 02:57 AM.