Home Network Connection Problem

May 31, 2009 at 18:34:13
Specs: Windows XP
Ok, here is the story. Im at a friends house for a week and I have a PC with no wireless adapter. They have a laptop here and I'm trying to connect to that wireless network by hooking my computer to the laptop with a network cable (not routers or hubs between the two). How can I connect the two together? I tried to do a bridge, but the connection between my PC and the laptop just errors out.

Here is a little diagram if you still don't understand.

Modem -[wire]-> Router -[wireless]-> Laptop -[wire]-> My Computer

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May 31, 2009 at 18:46:19
easy 1......

Laptop>>>> wireless connection> Proprieties>
Advanced>(tick)Allow other users"blablabla" through this
computer's it connection>>>>

hope it helps

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June 3, 2009 at 12:50:13
I did that, but I can't get the two computers to connect (without using a router) without setting static IP addresses. Once I set static ip address I must also set gateways and DNS server addresses for the connection on both the PC and the Laptop. I've tried leaving them blank, setting the PC to the laptop's IP address, and a few other things but none of them have worked.

Any suggestions?

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June 3, 2009 at 15:04:20

Honestly, I am not sure, but I can give it a try and give you
some few tryouts :)

1. If you are talking about setting static ip, you'll have to write
the dns gateway adress to find it write "ipconfig /all" in cmd.

2. You should also try go to "Network Connections" then click
"Create a new connection" then click "Next" then click "Set up
an advanced connection" then click "CONNECT DIRECTLY
TO ANOTHER COMPUTER" then I would think you're a guest,
since your friend is getting the information from an router, but
you could try either host or guest.

Please tell me if it works :)

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June 3, 2009 at 15:29:47
nic to nic has to be a crossover cable not a patch.

host needs to ICS or bridge the wired and wireless connections. ICS will enable a dhcp server and host nic / laptop nic [should be set to autoassigned] will be in the 192.168.0.x ranges

Google internet connection sharing xp for more info.

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