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Windows Server 2003 ad hoc help needed


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#1 zann

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:14 PM

I'm attempting to add an ad hoc wireless connection to an existing wired network without buying a new router--the wifi would seldom be used, in fact I would leave it disabled a lot of the time, so I'm trying to take a shortcut by using a USB wifi adapter I already have laying around. Is this possible?

The current status: I have Windows Server 2003 with XP Pro machines. The USB wifi adapter is currently connected to a client machine (can be moved to the server if necessary). I have a Wireless Network Connection set up with an ad hoc network, DHCP, WPA security, and Internet Connection Sharing enabled. I cannot see this network with other computers or mobile devices--I have a laptop here to test. Are there more settings I should check on the client or server? Anything in group policy other than enabling ICS? I notice the help screen advises against doing this at all, but I'm hoping to ignore that :wink:

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:27 PM

I'm not sure if that's possible, as I've always used routers, but I'll tell you that it's all about the environment that tells you if you should ignore a help screen message or not. If your environment is lax enough, then you should be good.

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