General discussion

Locked

Internet Sharing

By Gmap ·
I am attempting to setup a wireless network at one of my colleagues homes. I have no problems connecting the two machines however when I attempt to setup his company laptop (on our company domain) for internet sharing the home network wizard is not available, further when I attempt to >run>netsetup it tells me I do not have sufficient rights even when logged on as the domain admin.
Any ideas?????

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

13 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by stress junkie In reply to Internet Sharing

Don't mess with the company laptop. It is not his
property; it belongs to the company. You could undo a
delicate configuration and create a security
vulnerability. The only people who should try to
reconfigure that machine are the company's tech
support. I expect that if he approached them with this
problem they may be able to help get the machine
connected.

Collapse -

by Gmap In reply to

OK a bit more detail ; machine runs xp and is on a domain handled by SBS 2003 which we have just set up. The guy in question is a director so it ain't an issue as to who the laptop belongs to. So is it possible to set up internet sharing at his house or not or not recommended.

Collapse -

by LMon In reply to Internet Sharing

Have him go to his IT dept. with the setup information that needs to be configured on the wireless adapter (ssid, wep encryption, channel, etc) and let them enter the information. If he needs to use the laptop at home they will do the configuration for him.

I never mess with a company laptop if anything goes wrong they will hold you responsible.

Collapse -

by Gmap In reply to

As comment for answer 1

Collapse -

by stress junkie In reply to Internet Sharing

It doesn't matter who he is. If you reconfigure the
laptop it may pick up a virus from the home netowrk
that he will transport into work on the laptop.
Immeasurable damage could be done. This is as much
a moral question as it is about who can get away with
doing what to the laptop. The business IT department
should be the only people to make changes on the
company owned equipment, even if it's in the
possession of the CEO or major stockholder. This is a
question of responsibility to the business.

Collapse -

by Gmap In reply to

I take your point and I agree with it entirely, however as the expression goes 'what boss man says I do', our IT guy says he doesn't have a problem with access at home we run latest version symantec av and firewall- but he can't configure it either

Collapse -

by LMon In reply to Internet Sharing

Well apparently your director does not have enough administrative permissions to do anything on these computers. Like we said an admin has to do it. So if you wanna get the card configured you need to go with someone who has permisions.

Collapse -

by Gmap In reply to

Can't do it with domain admin password, is there any higher ??

Collapse -

by w2ktechman In reply to Internet Sharing

XP should have no problem using the internet sharing. Just do not rename the system or join it to the local domain, that will mess up the settings needed to plug in at work.
If he has his domain account with sufficient privileges, just have him log in, then turn on the wireless card, and setup the ssid and encryption. Also, you may put a checkmark in "Let Windows Configure Wireless Devices", it usually works well. Once you have an internet connection he should be able to VPN into his company (If Avail).
The other responses are right to a point, it is easier to cause damage to the companies network via this connection, so it would be best to minimize the risk before connecting. The first step would be a desktop firewall, if one is not installed use the built in Windows one.

Collapse -

by Gmap In reply to

Ok I've already got that far right up until the internet access that is, the desktop is set up for internet sharing firewalled etc, I can ping/see shared files printers etc on the desktop from the laptop through the wireless access point, but I cannot run the wizard on the laptop to share the desktops internet connection now says this machine is part of a domain can't run the wizard, I'm starting to think that it's not possible with SBS2003/XP clients.

Back to Windows Forum
13 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Related Discussions

Related Forums