Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:45 AM
Hi all - my first post, so thanks in advance for any assistance you guys can provide!
I have the following home network;
1x laptop (Acer centrino with built-in wireless)
1x desktop (with PCI SMC wireless card) - this has an ISDN card for web connectivity.
1x Wireless SMC ethernet bridge/Access Point (AP)
...No ethernet cables are used to join any of the above.
Because the access point has a default IP of 192.168.2.25, I had a problem figuring out how to then enable ICS from the desktop - since this would give me an address of 192.168.0.1 - as per normal ICS setup.
My solution was to set the Access Point to have a static address of 192.168.0.100 and the laptop with a static address of 192.168.0.3
When I set up ICS on the desktop then, at least both laptop, access point and desktop would all be on the same IP range.
No probs so far - file sharing between the two PCs works perfectly and I can surf from the desktop computer.
...However, when I surf from the laptop, the pages come up blank!
Now for the strange part - and my reason for posting;
When I try to open a web page from the laptop, it cannot find the page - nor can I ping any external sites.
However, if I open the EXACT SAME web page from the desktop computer, the page opens on the desktop computer as per normal ....and if I then go back to the laptop and surf to the same page (with the desktop computer web page kept open), I get the web page on the laptop!!
huh?? Is this something to do with the fact that I've used static IPs in an ICS scenario? Has anyone else had this experience? I'm really stumped with this - going bald from scratching my head.
Any info would be highly appreciated!
Thanks again in anticipation!