Connecting to Server computer

February 7, 2009 at 23:50:42
Specs: Windows XP, AMD 2.0 2gig
Hi everyone, new to the forums, but I have searched for hours and had this problem for months.
I have to use a wireless broadband card to get internet at home. So it is connected to my "good" computer. That is connected to a wireless router through the internet plug on the back of the router. So from "good" computer's nic to input of router. Then my "other" is connected to that router. I can't ever get them to talk to each other or see them on the network. I have tried many things like enabled tcp/ip v.6 and net bios. Maybe it is just not possible, i don't know. They will connect if I remove the router but then my laptop and xbox and wii lose internet. They will all see each other on the network, but they won't see the "good" computer which is my server.
Any help with this situation would be great.

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#1
February 8, 2009 at 06:12:17
Internet should plug into the router (WAN or external port) and clients should plug into LAN ports of router or connect via wireless network.

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#2
February 8, 2009 at 07:30:38
I think he's saying he has to connect wirelessly to the Internet, so that's why the router isn't being used for the Internet connection, but as an Access point between 2 computers instead.

First make sure than your computer is plugged into the LAN port of the router, not the WAN port.

Second, how is this wireless connection to the Internet being made. Is it a regular 802.11 card, or is it by a PCMCIA or USB aircard, like from Sprint or Verizon?

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#3
February 8, 2009 at 08:31:26
Thanks for the replies. Sorry I didn't mention it. I have a USB aircard from Sprint.
Do you mean the server computer (one with USB aircard plugged in) should be connected to the LAN terminal in my router?

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#4
February 8, 2009 at 09:39:00
Yes. If you have it plugged into the WAN port, then the router firewall will prevent any connection attempts to that computer.

Are you using Internet Connection Sharing on the server computer?

P.S. As aside, in case you're interested, Kyocera makes a router that's able to use PCMCIA aircards or some mobile phones as an Internet connection, thus freeing up the task from the computer. Only specific devices are supported, so read the documentation or call Kyocera to find out what cards or phone are compatible. Maybe your USB aircard is compatabile...

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#5
February 8, 2009 at 11:34:38
I have been messing with connecting the server to the LAN port. I have ICS turned on in the server. I set up the Default gateway to be the same as the ip address of the server. I can ping the server from the client but I can't get online with the client. Although I can get on from the server just fine. I cannot access any folders on either computer too. Thanks for the time and help.

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#6
February 8, 2009 at 11:44:49
Turn DHCP off on the router and only connect cables to the LAN ports. WHat this does is dummy down the router so that it only acts like a hub for wired and wireless computers.

You should not have to statically set IP addresses on any clients. Internet Connection Sharing in the server computer turns the server into a router, and it will vend out applicable IP addresses to the other computers. Turn off the firewall on the Server's LAN port, but make sure it's still turned on for the USB aircard (for protection from the Internet). Then all network devices should be able to see each other and use the Internet.

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