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Bluetooth Networking

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#1 jcoxy4


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Posted 16 August 2006 - 08:50 AM

i am just trying to create a LAN between two laptops using bluetooth.I have done all the preliminary stuff correctly,like set up my laptop to all others to connect etc.However on the other laptop it acknoleges my laptop can provide it access to the internet,and when i go to connect it says"registering your computer on the network" then it stops and says that my laptop did not provide an address.I think it is something to do with the dns and ip on the TCP/IP properties.
I should probably point out that my laptop internet connection comes through a wired router from the desktop downstaairs.

all help appreciated


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Posted 17 August 2006 - 05:35 AM

if you are going from lap to lap, no router, then you are doing what is called ad-hoc. you have no dhcp server that will give you an ip address. and you will have to use internet connection sharing. bluetooth has its advantages, but i wouldnt use it to ad-hoc to another node, then use ICS to get on the net. the range is bad and ICS is kinda crappy. but if you insist, you need to specify ip addy, subnet mask, gateway, dns ip. so, you need to provide more info about your router so we can tell you what to put in. ex:name of router, ip range. ex:linksys dlink if i could suggest 802.11g wireless, or maybe even hard iwire your lap on the network, check out this link i found 4 u. you may get 1-2 Mbs from bluetooth, as oposed to 54Mbs on 802.11g. and you dont have to do near as much configuring, and no ICS.


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