Ad-Hoc network not assigning IP's

March 23, 2009 at 04:12:26
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 256mb

my wireless router broke yesterday, so i am attempting to connect an old laptop to my cable connection and share the connection via ICS.

I have followed around 6 different guides for setting up a succesfull ICS network, but the client computers on my network - although they can see the shared connection and can connect to it, do not recieve and IP address and therefore cannot connect to the internet.

I have tried using static IP's on the clients to no avail. the connection on the old laptop to the internet is fine.

i really do not know what to do next?

viewing troubleshooting articles the only answers i got were that it may be a physical connectivity problem.... the old laptop (host) has a PCMIA card as the wireless connection - would this be a problem?

currently the LAN wire connection is listed as connected and shared, and the wireless PCMIA card is listed as not connected.

please help :)

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March 23, 2009 at 05:38:01
I never had any luck with ICS and it looks like you're not either. Either wire all the connections if that part of the router is still good or try to find the money to buy a new router. You'll go crazy otherwise.

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March 23, 2009 at 07:37:55
the power to the router is non existent, so no wired options are available as a workaround unfortunately.

i had bad luck and lost my job recently, so money is a little short - this is why i look at this option.

thanks for the reply.

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