And appologies if this question has been asked a 1000 times before.
Running Win2kPro SP4 I can share my broadband connection no problem when
using CAT5 cable, a Compaq Netelligent 10/100TX PCI UTP Controller in my
desktop PC, and a Longshine Ethernet 10M in my laptop. The connection is
stable and DHCP works fine as does ICS.
As soon as I try to do the same using a Belkin Wireless PCI Network Card in
my desktop PC & Belkin Wireless G Notebook Netork Card in my laptop, the
whole thing goes tits up.
The laptop won't access the ICS DHCP server. Therefore no DNS or default
gateways are allocated either. If I use a static ip address of
192.168.0.254, subnet 255.255.255.0 with default gateway as 192.168.0.1 and
the same for DNS. The network side runs ok, but still no internet.
Pinging a hostname dosen't work so DNS is not working. Neither does entering
a tcp/ip address into IE6.
What the hell is going on. Is there a restriction in wireless networking
that means peer to peer ICS just won't work with out a router.
If this is so will an ordinary wireless router do the job with my Speed
Touch ADSL USB modem, or would i have to replace it with a modem-router.
> If this is so will an ordinary wireless router do the job with my
> Speed Touch ADSL USB modem, or would i have to replace it with a
You can get a ADSL modem that uses a RJ45 connection and not USB may be
the ISP can replace the USB one or you can buy one that uses the RJ45
connection just make sure it's a modem that's approved to run on the
Then you can buy a standalone ADSL wire/wireless Access Point NAT router
that uses RJ45 and connect it to the modem and be done with it.