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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 30, 2005 1:41:53 AM

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This combination doesn't appear to work?

The laptop is able to connect fine to the wireless router - however, when I
try to connect a desktop PC via network cable to the laptop in order to
access the internet through the ADSL wireless router, it wont seem to
connect - or it gives me a limited connectivity warning.

Has this something to do with IP address conflicts? Is this type of setup
not possible?
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 30, 2005 1:41:54 AM

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If the wireless router has Ethernet ports on it, connect the desktop to one
of them. Be sure the network adaptor has tcp/ip installed and is set to
obtain an ip address automatically ( it is probably already set this way)
"ZionIFL" <abc@123.com> wrote in message
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> This combination doesn't appear to work?
>
> The laptop is able to connect fine to the wireless router - however, when
> I try to connect a desktop PC via network cable to the laptop in order to
> access the internet through the ADSL wireless router, it wont seem to
> connect - or it gives me a limited connectivity warning.
>
> Has this something to do with IP address conflicts? Is this type of setup
> not possible?
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 30, 2005 1:41:54 AM

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"ZionIFL" <abc@123.com> wrote in message
news:42493f03$1@duster.adelaide.on.net...
> This combination doesn't appear to work?
>
> The laptop is able to connect fine to the wireless router - however, when
> I try to connect a desktop PC via network cable to the laptop in order to
> access the internet through the ADSL wireless router, it wont seem to
> connect - or it gives me a limited connectivity warning.
>
> Has this something to do with IP address conflicts? Is this type of setup
> not possible?
>

One possibility is you need a "crossed" cable instead of a
"straight-through"....
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 30, 2005 1:41:55 AM

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Peterken wrote:
> "ZionIFL" <abc@123.com> wrote in message
> news:42493f03$1@duster.adelaide.on.net...
>> This combination doesn't appear to work?
>>
>> The laptop is able to connect fine to the wireless router - however,
>> when I try to connect a desktop PC via network cable to the laptop
>> in order to access the internet through the ADSL wireless router, it
>> wont seem to connect - or it gives me a limited connectivity warning.
>>
>> Has this something to do with IP address conflicts? Is this type of
>> setup not possible?
>>
>
> One possibility is you need a "crossed" cable instead of a
> "straight-through"....

Not "possibly", but "definitely" a crossover ethernet cable is required.

Q
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 30, 2005 1:41:55 AM

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Sorry if I misunderstood but if you are referring to a crossover cable
then this is for you...I believe they are both ethernet cables however
a crossover is used to directly connect 2 ethernet cards together,
without using a hub, router etc... The cables are turned vica versa at
one end. This url should help

http://www.perfectdrivers.com/howto/crossover.html

Proph3t
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 30, 2005 1:41:56 AM

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"Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
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> Peterken wrote:
>> "ZionIFL" <abc@123.com> wrote in message
>> news:42493f03$1@duster.adelaide.on.net...
>>> This combination doesn't appear to work?
>>>
>>> The laptop is able to connect fine to the wireless router - however,
>>> when I try to connect a desktop PC via network cable to the laptop
>>> in order to access the internet through the ADSL wireless router, it
>>> wont seem to connect - or it gives me a limited connectivity warning.
>>>
>>> Has this something to do with IP address conflicts? Is this type of
>>> setup not possible?
>>>
>>
>> One possibility is you need a "crossed" cable instead of a
>> "straight-through"....
>
> Not "possibly", but "definitely" a crossover ethernet cable is required.
>
> Q

depending if the ports (at least one of them) is autosensing or not :-D
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 30, 2005 1:41:57 AM

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Peterken wrote:
> "Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
> news:a5OdnYccGNYX7dTfRVn-sA@comcast.com...
>> Peterken wrote:
>>> "ZionIFL" <abc@123.com> wrote in message
>>> news:42493f03$1@duster.adelaide.on.net...
>>>> This combination doesn't appear to work?
>>>>
>>>> The laptop is able to connect fine to the wireless router -
>>>> however, when I try to connect a desktop PC via network cable to
>>>> the laptop in order to access the internet through the ADSL
>>>> wireless router, it wont seem to connect - or it gives me a
>>>> limited connectivity warning. Has this something to do with IP
>>>> address conflicts? Is this type of
>>>> setup not possible?
>>>>
>>>
>>> One possibility is you need a "crossed" cable instead of a
>>> "straight-through"....
>>
>> Not "possibly", but "definitely" a crossover ethernet cable is
>> required. Q
>
> depending if the ports (at least one of them) is autosensing or not
> :-D

It's computer to computer via ethernet NICs.

Q
March 30, 2005 3:07:29 AM

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Wouldn't you have to turn on Internet connection sharing on the laptop also?

"Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
news:x-OdnS8ZpJNGQ9TfRVn-hg@comcast.com...
> Peterken wrote:
> > "Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
> > news:a5OdnYccGNYX7dTfRVn-sA@comcast.com...
> >> Peterken wrote:
> >>> "ZionIFL" <abc@123.com> wrote in message
> >>> news:42493f03$1@duster.adelaide.on.net...
> >>>> This combination doesn't appear to work?
> >>>>
> >>>> The laptop is able to connect fine to the wireless router -
> >>>> however, when I try to connect a desktop PC via network cable to
> >>>> the laptop in order to access the internet through the ADSL
> >>>> wireless router, it wont seem to connect - or it gives me a
> >>>> limited connectivity warning. Has this something to do with IP
> >>>> address conflicts? Is this type of
> >>>> setup not possible?
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> One possibility is you need a "crossed" cable instead of a
> >>> "straight-through"....
> >>
> >> Not "possibly", but "definitely" a crossover ethernet cable is
> >> required. Q
> >
> > depending if the ports (at least one of them) is autosensing or not
> > :-D
>
> It's computer to computer via ethernet NICs.
>
> Q
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 30, 2005 11:02:32 AM

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The reason I dont simply move the desktop PC to plugin to the ethernet on
the router is that the desktop cant quite be moved (it is used in a bedroom
there FYI).

How does one tell the difference between a 'normal' cable, and an ethernet
one?

"RBM" <rbm2(remove this)@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> If the wireless router has Ethernet ports on it, connect the desktop to
> one of them. Be sure the network adaptor has tcp/ip installed and is set
> to obtain an ip address automatically ( it is probably already set this
> way)
> "ZionIFL" <abc@123.com> wrote in message
> news:42493f03$1@duster.adelaide.on.net...
>> This combination doesn't appear to work?
>>
>> The laptop is able to connect fine to the wireless router - however, when
>> I try to connect a desktop PC via network cable to the laptop in order to
>> access the internet through the ADSL wireless router, it wont seem to
>> connect - or it gives me a limited connectivity warning.
>>
>> Has this something to do with IP address conflicts? Is this type of setup
>> not possible?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 30, 2005 4:47:44 PM

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PhilG - I have done this but still to no avail...

I am sure that I am not using a crossover cable...

Will try this though!

"PhilG" <pgroce@gte.net> wrote in message
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> Wouldn't you have to turn on Internet connection sharing on the laptop
> also?
>
> "Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
> news:x-OdnS8ZpJNGQ9TfRVn-hg@comcast.com...
>> Peterken wrote:
>> > "Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
>> > news:a5OdnYccGNYX7dTfRVn-sA@comcast.com...
>> >> Peterken wrote:
>> >>> "ZionIFL" <abc@123.com> wrote in message
>> >>> news:42493f03$1@duster.adelaide.on.net...
>> >>>> This combination doesn't appear to work?
>> >>>>
>> >>>> The laptop is able to connect fine to the wireless router -
>> >>>> however, when I try to connect a desktop PC via network cable to
>> >>>> the laptop in order to access the internet through the ADSL
>> >>>> wireless router, it wont seem to connect - or it gives me a
>> >>>> limited connectivity warning. Has this something to do with IP
>> >>>> address conflicts? Is this type of
>> >>>> setup not possible?
>> >>>>
>> >>>
>> >>> One possibility is you need a "crossed" cable instead of a
>> >>> "straight-through"....
>> >>
>> >> Not "possibly", but "definitely" a crossover ethernet cable is
>> >> required. Q
>> >
>> > depending if the ports (at least one of them) is autosensing or not
>> > :-D
>>
>> It's computer to computer via ethernet NICs.
>>
>> Q
>>
>>
>
>
!