I have a laptop and PC, networked with USR wireless cards.
They WERE just on a peer to peer network and sharing internet connection happily.
I wanted to extend range so added a wireless access point, I bought the wireless turbo access point, USR 18054, I know it does far more than I want it to but it was cheaper than the dedicated WAP.
I set up the WAP and network was fine but couldn't get ICS working, I could get network to work but if I installed ICS I lost it.
The root of the problem seems to be in the TCP/IP settings for the wireless card on the PC, if it is set to get IP address automatically the network works. If I install ICS this is changed and the IP address is specified as 192.168.0.1 and the subnet mask set to 255.255.255.0.
I.e. the network works automatically finding an address, not if it is specified.
I am using: Win ME on PC, 98se on laptop. A single channel ISDN access to the internet, behaves like standard dial up to all intents and purposes, this is plugged in to the PC. The router has a firewall but it is DISABLED.
Questions: IS the problem in the router/WAP set up, remember I am only using it as a repeater? My knowlege is not great and I must confess to not understanding a lot of its set up options.
Do I need to get a whole lot more knowledge from somewhere and set up a proper client/server network or can I do it all, as I have so far with yes/no wizards?
Is it possible to use ICS with this configuration?
Right click Network Neigbourhood, select your adaptor then Properties/IP address (tab)click the Radio Button for Specify an Address and type in the IP address as above. This needs to be done on all machines. Hope that fixes it for you.
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