wireless network and bridging

  jpgalea 13:14 05 Sep 2006
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hi i have 3 computers connected together in a wireless network which is working well for transferring files between them. however i have a problem when it comes to connecting to the internet from the 2 computers which have to obtain internet from the other computer. Is there some additional steps to take besides setting internet connection sharing to on and selecting the wireless network as my home network? is there some briding involved or is that only when you have both wireless and wired connections? thanks

  ade.h 14:01 05 Sep 2006

Can you confirm that you are not using a router? ("...have to obtain internet from the other computer.")

  jpgalea 15:05 05 Sep 2006

no i am not using a router at this stage, i know its better to use a router and i already bought one however this is for testing purposes

  ade.h 15:36 05 Sep 2006

Okay. Well, you will not need to bridge any of your adapters unless one of the clients also functions as a host for another, seperate client.

Where the host receives internet traffic through a LAN connection (ie. an Ethernet modem) it is possible and may be beneficial if connection sharing problems currently exist.

Avoid bridging if/when you move to a routed network.

  jpgalea 16:22 05 Sep 2006

currently network is working only internet is not passing through, however i am noticing that the address of the two client computers begin with 169. which is not normal, what could be the prob?

  ade.h 16:40 05 Sep 2006

169. is correct for ICS networks.

  jpgalea 19:08 05 Sep 2006

ah ok, then they should be receiving internet connectivitiy, is there any other thing i should check out on the clients that may be preventing them from obtaining internet, or even on the server maybe

  ade.h 19:12 05 Sep 2006

Yeah, firewall rules. Can actually be more tricky for ad-hoc/ICS than it is for a proper routed network.

  jpgalea 23:14 05 Sep 2006

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\zamme011>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138

PPP adapter m:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 195.158.122.115
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 195.158.122.115

C:\Documents and Settings\zamme011>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.157.210
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138

PPP adapter m:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 195.158.122.115
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 195.158.122.115

C:\Documents and Settings\zamme011>

this is the current configuration on the server comp, does that seem ok?

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