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Can't Connect to Internet over LAN

March 30, 2007 at 04:28:29
Specs: Windows XP, P4 2.0 1gb RAM

I am trying to set up a rather complex system to connect to the internet on some computers at home. I have a wireless router/ 4 port switch / broadband modem, which is near my phone line point. I have 2 computers connected directly into this router via LAN. I then connect to it from my room with a 54mbs wireless card and am trying to share this across an Ethernet switch to another Windows XP computer.

I am just wondering how i should set up the static IP addresses. I can get internet on my computer with the wireless card but the other computer which is not connected with the switch says that the LAN is connected but doesn't get any internet connection.

Any help would be appreciated. Sorry if I didn't explain that too well. Please ask if you need anything re-defined.

Jono


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#1
March 30, 2007 at 07:57:43

" I then connect to it from my room with a 54mbs wireless card and am trying to share this across an Ethernet switch to another Windows XP computer."

Doesn't make much sense. I suspect you mean you have a XP box that has wired and wireless nics. Wired goes to the switch and extra pc. Wireless connects you to the router and internet.

If so, google or use help and support off the start menu to lookup Internet Connection sharing. The how-to will walk you thru bridging the wireless and wired nics in the intermediate machine.

Give a person a fish, they eat for a day. Suggest they internet search and they learn a skill for a lifetime.


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#2
March 30, 2007 at 09:19:34

Enable Internet Connection Sharing(ICS) on that computer with wireless card (I assume this computer got the other network card and is connecting to switch), then you should be able to share the connection to other computer which is connecting to switch.

Remember you should point the wireless router as gateway on the computer that you enable ICS.

Internet Connection Sharing Tutorial

Hope helps..


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#3
March 30, 2007 at 17:06:59

That basically what I have done but the other computer wont connect. I've ran the network setup wizard and still no luck. The computer with two NICs can connect but no the other.

What Static IP settings should i be using on the other computer?

Also on the computer with two NICs what Static IP setting should I use on the Local are connetion? My wireless is setup but i am not sure what i should be doing for the LAN.

Thanks People.


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#4
March 30, 2007 at 17:14:24

Problem solved. I didn't realize that when i shared my Wireless connection (the internet connection) that it would make my computer a DHCP server for the other PC's connected though the switch. That site really helped.

Cheers.


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#5
March 30, 2007 at 23:11:23

And you're btw likely to see some things not work that are connecting through your machine's wifi to get to the router because you're double NAT'ing. This causes issues with VPN and SSL.

You should have looked instead at a wireless bridge.

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#6
March 31, 2007 at 00:40:39

A wireless bridge is what I have done ;)

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#7
March 31, 2007 at 08:53:19

Did you double NAT?

Yes.

Enjoy!

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#8
March 31, 2007 at 21:54:12

Once I setup the bridge i couldn't access internet from the other copters through the switch?

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#9
April 1, 2007 at 03:08:03

look likes i had more knowledge from here.thanks

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