How do I use ICS thru Router and ping 2nd pc?

October 4, 2010 at 09:10:55
Specs: Windows XP
Internet -> PC 1 -> Router -> PC 2 .. I want to share internet and "talk" to PC2. Both are XP Pro.

If I plug PC1 into the "internet" port I can ICS with PC2, but cannot ping it.

If I plug PC1 into one of the LAN ports I can ping PC2 but not share internet.

PC1 uses a wifi connection and shares with PC2 that doesnt have wireless, and I dont have a crossover cable, so the router MUST be between the 2 PCs. The router is a DI-524.

I guess I need to know what options to enable in the router.


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#1
October 4, 2010 at 09:47:02
why aren't you connecting both pcs to the router and the router to the internet?

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#2
October 4, 2010 at 09:56:22
PC1 uses a wifi connection and shares with PC2 that doesnt have wireless, and I dont have a crossover cable, so the router MUST be between the 2 PCs. The router is a DI-524.

PC1 connects to another wifi router/modem in another room.


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#3
October 4, 2010 at 10:52:59
Post the results of an ipconfig /all from the host pc [that is the one connecting to both routers]

inbetween router needs to be set to a static ip in that subnet for administration purposes. You turn off dhcp server. You only connect by the lan ports and do not use the wan port.

Once I see your ipconfig we can work on the ip addressing.


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#4
October 4, 2010 at 11:16:29
thanks for your help wanderer..

After a bit more research I figured out that the NICs in the two pcs are gigE adapters and have media sensing (auto-mdx.) What this means is that I can make a direct connection between the two PCs with a standard 5e patch cable and it will act like a crossover. No need for a router. Just ICS, and Im good to go.


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#5
October 4, 2010 at 11:56:30
router doesn't matter since you were just using it as a switch anyway. Problem with ics is ip addressing which is why I asked for a post from the host machine.

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