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Anonymous
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May 14, 2004 2:26:03 AM

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I am trying to share files between two Laptops via a wireless ad-hoc network. I created the wireless network connection, but I can only see my own computer when I "view workgroup computers". The taskbar icon says my signal strength is excellent and at 11MBS. What do I do???
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Anonymous
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May 14, 2004 10:27:45 PM

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"PyroBoy" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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> I am trying to share files between two Laptops via a
wireless ad-hoc network. I created the wireless network
connection, but I can only see my own computer when I "view
workgroup computers". The taskbar icon says my signal
strength is excellent and at 11MBS. What do I do???
> Thanks

with so little info to go on, it's hard to give a qualified
answer to your question. Tr www.practicallynetworked.com for
more thoughts..

P.
Anonymous
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May 17, 2004 4:46:12 PM

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"PyroBoy" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F1410685-BF5F-49B9-842F-8CCE7049478C@microsoft.com...
> I am trying to share files between two Laptops via a wireless ad-hoc
network. I created the wireless network connection, but I can only see my
own computer when I "view workgroup computers". The taskbar icon says my
signal strength is excellent and at 11MBS. What do I do???


I'm not sure this is the technically correct way to do it, but I ran across
the same problem. Both wireless cards worked OK, but when I tried the
ad-hoc setting, the p2p network showed, both were set to ad-hoc and could
see themselves, but not each other.

I had to manually set the IP address for one of the cards, by going to
network connections, and the properties of the tcp/ip>wireless card. One of
the adapters was using 192.168.2.71, so I set the other to not obtain an
address automatically, but to use 192.168.2.51, with subnet masks set on
both at 255.255.255.0.

Then the computers could see each other and I could swap files through the
workgroup shared folders.

The reason I'm not sure this is the best way, is that when I brought the one
(laptop) machine back in the range of the router and tried to connect to the
internet through the wireless, it hung on detecting proxy settings. So I
switched the settings back to 'obtain an IP address automatically' and it
immediately connected through the router.

There must be a better way to do it so you don't have to change settings
each time, but this worked for me to get the two to connect. If anyone else
has a suggestion of how to switch easily between networks with and without a
DNS server without the fixed IP address setting for all, that would make
things easy.

Gary
June 14, 2004 11:26:18 PM

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"Gary R." <roberthouse@geocities.com> wrote in message
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> "PyroBoy" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F1410685-BF5F-49B9-842F-8CCE7049478C@microsoft.com...
> > I am trying to share files between two Laptops via a wireless ad-hoc
> network. I created the wireless network connection, but I can only see my
> own computer when I "view workgroup computers". The taskbar icon says my
> signal strength is excellent and at 11MBS. What do I do???
>
>
> I'm not sure this is the technically correct way to do it, but I ran
across
> the same problem. Both wireless cards worked OK, but when I tried the
> ad-hoc setting, the p2p network showed, both were set to ad-hoc and could
> see themselves, but not each other.
>
> I had to manually set the IP address for one of the cards, by going to
> network connections, and the properties of the tcp/ip>wireless card. One
of
> the adapters was using 192.168.2.71, so I set the other to not obtain an
> address automatically, but to use 192.168.2.51, with subnet masks set on
> both at 255.255.255.0.
>
> Then the computers could see each other and I could swap files through the
> workgroup shared folders.
>
> The reason I'm not sure this is the best way, is that when I brought the
one
> (laptop) machine back in the range of the router and tried to connect to
the
> internet through the wireless, it hung on detecting proxy settings. So I
> switched the settings back to 'obtain an IP address automatically' and it
> immediately connected through the router.
>
> There must be a better way to do it so you don't have to change settings
> each time, but this worked for me to get the two to connect. If anyone
else
> has a suggestion of how to switch easily between networks with and without
a
> DNS server without the fixed IP address setting for all, that would make
> things easy.
>
> Gary
>
>
!