Sorry about the late reply, I hope that you read it.
My thinkpad was not the server running the network.
Wireless Network: (no internet access)
Run by server IBM iseries
laptops connected via wireless cards (some internal some ext) to
access point on iseries
some running XPpro some on 2000pro
Ethernet Network: (for internet only)
Run by hotel server
connections available through data ports, but no in every room used
same laptops connecting
Could not figure out a way to use both cards simultaneously with 2000pro
machines. I am not familiar with ICS, but would like info on it for future occasions.
I am still learning alot about networking, but i have only been doing it for a few
months with what little spare time I have.
We couldn't run the iseries through the hotel network because of conflicting issues.
The hotel was unwilling (I don't blame them) to alter their network to help resolve the issues. Because this server is used on a daily basis elsewhere, it was not feasable to change its IP configuration to get it in the range of the hotel network. Even if wee did, the hotel had a wireless connection available also. Since their were no data ports in most the rooms we were using, wireless was used. If we "piggy backed" off their network, the wireless connections would conflict. In short, it was a cluster you know what. So in the end, we had two laptops for the rooms that needed internet connection (one on each network) and connected both of them to the digital projectors. Switching back and forth when need be.
In the future we would like to continue to run the networks seperately, but need hotel internet access. So I guess we will upgrade all PC's to XP pro.
Any tips are welcome