Or to be more precise: Setting up an ad-hoc wirless LAN on an exiting ethernet LAN workgroup with ICS already enabled.
Hello, Has anyone else managed to do this successfully? I have an XP pro machine on a E-net LAN in a workgroup with 3 other machines. ICS is already enable so the machine has a static IP address and as acting as a DHCP server.
When I install a wirless adapter on the ICS machine XP automatically sets the TCP/IP settings to be a DHCP client and this seems to totally take out the network (which figures I guess). I can get the ad-hoc network set up but only at the expense of the ethernet NIC (the broadband connection remains un affected).
Has anyone got any ideas how I can get the wireless adapter installed without this happening? Once I have done this it should just be a case of getting the other wireless PCs set up on the same subnet and they should autodetect the ICS (or so MS seem to suggest).