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Ad hoc wireless network - my computers can't see each other

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 8, 2005 6:23:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Hi!

I've been recently given a PCI wireless card for my desktop (LG, LWG5400N,
802.11g) and a PCMCIA wireless card for my laptop (LG, LWG5400P, 802.11g).
Both are new.

I installed the cards and both computers say the devices are working
properly. I updated their drivers to the XP SP2 drivers found on
www.lgnetwork.com and followed the instructions given at:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/exp...

Those instructions were a tad bit different because they were not written
for SP2, but I managed to follow every step.

Even though the laptop is beside the desktop, they can't find each other.
When I set either of them to be the ad hoc host, the other won't detect it
and I won't get the "Wireless Network Detected" message.

Over the weekend, somehow the computers detected each other and I was able
to transfer files and access the Internet, but it only last about 2 mins.
After that, the icon on the task bar showed that red "X" and said the
wireless connection was off. I wonder if I have hardware problems. Maybe one
of the cards is not working properly?

Do you have any suggestions? Any help would be really appreciated.
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 9, 2005 9:58:40 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Hello,

I believe that some network drivers do not broadcast beacons for Ad-hoc
networks. This may be why the other computer is not detecting the ad-hoc
network.

You might try creating the Ad-hoc network in the preferred list on both
computers. Follow the same instructions for creating the Ad-hoc network on
both computers.

Thanks,
Chris Gual [MSFT]
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"bohemia" <bohemia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8AC20F79-EFB2-4583-B6E3-38DC6C17DF3C@microsoft.com...
> Hi!
>
> I've been recently given a PCI wireless card for my desktop (LG, LWG5400N,
> 802.11g) and a PCMCIA wireless card for my laptop (LG, LWG5400P, 802.11g).
> Both are new.
>
> I installed the cards and both computers say the devices are working
> properly. I updated their drivers to the XP SP2 drivers found on
> www.lgnetwork.com and followed the instructions given at:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/exp...
>
> Those instructions were a tad bit different because they were not written
> for SP2, but I managed to follow every step.
>
> Even though the laptop is beside the desktop, they can't find each other.
> When I set either of them to be the ad hoc host, the other won't detect it
> and I won't get the "Wireless Network Detected" message.
>
> Over the weekend, somehow the computers detected each other and I was able
> to transfer files and access the Internet, but it only last about 2 mins.
> After that, the icon on the task bar showed that red "X" and said the
> wireless connection was off. I wonder if I have hardware problems. Maybe
> one
> of the cards is not working properly?
>
> Do you have any suggestions? Any help would be really appreciated.
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 9, 2005 10:39:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Hi Chris.

I tried that over the weekend and nothing happens...

Unless there are settings I don't know of, I must be facing hardware issues,
since I followed all the instructions Barb gave on her article.

Thanks for replying!

"Chris Gual [MSFT]" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I believe that some network drivers do not broadcast beacons for Ad-hoc
> networks. This may be why the other computer is not detecting the ad-hoc
> network.
>
> You might try creating the Ad-hoc network in the preferred list on both
> computers. Follow the same instructions for creating the Ad-hoc network on
> both computers.
>
> Thanks,
> Chris Gual [MSFT]
> --
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
>
> "bohemia" <bohemia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8AC20F79-EFB2-4583-B6E3-38DC6C17DF3C@microsoft.com...
> > Hi!
> >
> > I've been recently given a PCI wireless card for my desktop (LG, LWG5400N,
> > 802.11g) and a PCMCIA wireless card for my laptop (LG, LWG5400P, 802.11g).
> > Both are new.
> >
> > I installed the cards and both computers say the devices are working
> > properly. I updated their drivers to the XP SP2 drivers found on
> > www.lgnetwork.com and followed the instructions given at:
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/exp...
> >
> > Those instructions were a tad bit different because they were not written
> > for SP2, but I managed to follow every step.
> >
> > Even though the laptop is beside the desktop, they can't find each other.
> > When I set either of them to be the ad hoc host, the other won't detect it
> > and I won't get the "Wireless Network Detected" message.
> >
> > Over the weekend, somehow the computers detected each other and I was able
> > to transfer files and access the Internet, but it only last about 2 mins.
> > After that, the icon on the task bar showed that red "X" and said the
> > wireless connection was off. I wonder if I have hardware problems. Maybe
> > one
> > of the cards is not working properly?
> >
> > Do you have any suggestions? Any help would be really appreciated.
> >
> >
>
>
>
!