Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Help Needed To Set Up Ad Hoc Wireless Network To Share Dial Up Connection


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 blackshadow

blackshadow

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:41 AM

Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:43 AM

I am trying to set up an ad hoc wireless network to share a dial up internet
connection but am having trouble getting the internet sharing happening. I thought this would be a fairly painless thing to do - obviously not!

I am using two computers:

1 - a desktop with a dial up modem and a wireless network card running on
Windows XP Home that connects to the internet via a dialup modem.

2 - a notebook with a wireless network card running Windows Vista Business.

I want the laptop to be able to connect wirelessly to the desktop and share
the dial up internet connection (once that is working will then want to share
printers).

Both computers have wireless network cards.

I have managed to set up the wireless network and it seems to be working OK but the internet connection sharing isn't working.

The desktop still connects to the internet and works properly.

The laptop sees the desk top system but it shows that the internet is not connected to the desktop (even though it is).

I have tried a number of different IP config and DNS settings on both network cards but seem to be chasing my tail.

Can anyone offer me some assistance to get this up and running?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:09:41 AM

Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:02 PM

When you configure your second computer did you select "Access the internet through a dialup connection", or "Access through another computer or router"?
Microsoft has a guide in a download .doc file. Review it and see if it offers any help.

Ad Hoc Internet Sharing with Microsoft Windows XP
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#3 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:09:41 AM

Posted 27 April 2007 - 09:30 PM

Were you able to connect?
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users