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Anonymous
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August 23, 2004 1:26:26 PM

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I have got a very basic network at home with three machines connected to
each other via a 6 point switch/hub in a normal hard wired LAN all running
Win2K. One of the machines acts as a gateway to the Internet and is
connected via an ADSL USB modem. Each PC has a fixed IP in the range of
192.168.0.xx
The connection is shared using WinRoute.
I want to be able to occasionally connect my notebook into the LAN using the
integral wireless connection in the notebook and access the Internet and
file
sharing.
I have purchased a NetGear MA101
wireless access point which I have installed into one of the PCs on the
network. ( not the gateway machine ).
I am using Ad hoc mode. I have discovered that I can get the notebook and
the pc with the wireless access point attached to communicate with each
other only if I give the wireless network connections in the notebook and in
the PC and IP range of something like 192.168.1.xx in other words in a
slightly different subnet. This means of course, that these machines are no
longer in the main network. Can someone please assist me as to how I must
configure in order that all the machines can talk to each other. And of
course the notebook should be able to access the Internet.

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Anonymous
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August 23, 2004 1:26:27 PM

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o yes you have to go to control panel then to network and internet
coinnections then click on network connections one click to internet
connection then you aee beside a list were it says network task click on set
up a home or small office network and follow the instructions do this on both
computers and thats it you can share picture, files , music and other
things for more information about how to put a folder as share tell me i dont
tll you right now becouuse from this set up i think you can manage it is easy
Anonymous
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August 23, 2004 8:31:07 PM

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"maloavi" <maloavi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1A70CE59-86FE-4D85-B22D-E4AAC48BD908@microsoft.com...
> o yes you have to go to control panel then to network and internet
> coinnections then click on network connections one click to internet
> connection then you aee beside a list were it says network task click
on set
> up a home or small office network and follow the instructions do this
on both
> computers and thats it you can share picture, files , music and
other
> things for more information about how to put a folder as share tell me
i dont
> tll you right now becouuse from this set up i think you can manage it
is easy
>
firstly I should make it clear that I am in fact using a wireless LAN
adapter and I apologise if I used the wrong term in my original post.
The problem seems to be that I am only able to get the PC with the
wireless LAN adapter connected to talk to the notebook if I put them in
a different range of IP addresses. In other words in a different subnet
range. This seems to me to mean that I then have to use some sort of
bridging facility across the two networks. Is this correct? Or should
I be able to put the same IP address range for both the wireless network
connections and the hardwired network connections. Of course using a
different IP address but at least within the same subnet. At the
moment, I cannot achieve this.
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 23, 2004 8:31:08 PM

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The reason being is that your ap has a lan address of 192.168.1.xxx. Go into
the router config page and cjange the lan to be the same as the other
192.168.0.xxx. It should work fine after that.

"-keevill-" wrote:

>
> "maloavi" <maloavi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1A70CE59-86FE-4D85-B22D-E4AAC48BD908@microsoft.com...
> > o yes you have to go to control panel then to network and internet
> > coinnections then click on network connections one click to internet
> > connection then you aee beside a list were it says network task click
> on set
> > up a home or small office network and follow the instructions do this
> on both
> > computers and thats it you can share picture, files , music and
> other
> > things for more information about how to put a folder as share tell me
> i dont
> > tll you right now becouuse from this set up i think you can manage it
> is easy
> >
> firstly I should make it clear that I am in fact using a wireless LAN
> adapter and I apologise if I used the wrong term in my original post.
> The problem seems to be that I am only able to get the PC with the
> wireless LAN adapter connected to talk to the notebook if I put them in
> a different range of IP addresses. In other words in a different subnet
> range. This seems to me to mean that I then have to use some sort of
> bridging facility across the two networks. Is this correct? Or should
> I be able to put the same IP address range for both the wireless network
> connections and the hardwired network connections. Of course using a
> different IP address but at least within the same subnet. At the
> moment, I cannot achieve this.
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 24, 2004 11:22:32 AM

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"Morfius" <mont4982@mylinspire.com> wrote in message
news:158D6917-8748-4D2B-A573-485900246CB6@microsoft.com...
> The reason being is that your ap has a lan address of 192.168.1.xxx. Go
into
> the router config page and cjange the lan to be the same as the other
> 192.168.0.xxx. It should work fine after that.

I don't have a router. I have now configured the WLAN adapter network
connection on the PC and the notebook to have IP addresses in the same
subnet range as the lan .The notebook can ping the PC but the PC cannot ping
the notebook. If I disable the PC's network connection in the wired lan,
then it can ping the notebook. The notebook cannot ping any other machine in
the lan.
!