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By koko122333 ·
i have 2 pcs running win XP pro. no1 is conected to the ADSL with Nic (not USB). every thing is working fine.
i installed a Dlink DWL120+ wireless adapter to this pc and configured the IP to 192.168.0.1 255.255.255.0 also activate the internet shering. then i installed the 2nd. DWL120+ into the 2nd. pc and cofigured the IP 192.168.0.2 255.255.255.0
i used the hd-doc option (pc to pc) in the DWL configuration.
i can see the HD of pc no1 from pc no. 2 which i understand mean that they are networked BUT i cant access the internet from the 2nd. pc
I appreciate your help. thank you in advance.

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by Cookie_Monster In reply to wireless between 2 pcs & ...

The problem you have is that PC1 (with the Internet connection) knows about two networks, the Internet and the Wireless net. PC2 only knows about the Wireless net. To get them to work in this configuration, you have to use the default gateway options in your net configuration.

For PC2, set the default gateway on the wireless adaptor config to be PC1 (192.168.0.1).

For PC1, set the default gateway on the wireless adaptor to be the ip address of the NIC connected to the Internet.

If this doesn't work, you will have to look into routing.

A far easier way would be to purchase a wireless router. Your ADSL connection would plug directly into one of the ports as it is not USB. This would have the added advantage of providing a firewall for your network thus increasing security and also allowing you to switch PC1 off but still connect to the Internet from PC2.

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by koko122333 In reply to wireless between 2 pcs & ...

I can fin out the gateway of the NIC of pc1 but is this gateway is going to be fixed or will cahnge from time to time as i am not conected to the internet all the time

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by koko122333 In reply to wireless between 2 pcs & ...

sorry for the mistake i ment to say IP not gateway. the correct comment is :
I can fin out the IP of the NIC of pc1 but is this gateway is going to be fixed or will cahnge from time to time as i am not conected to the internet all the time

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by wlbowers In reply to wireless between 2 pcs & ...

I know that internet sharing is a necessary evil. In some cases it is the only way.

But in your case a Dlink DI-514. $30.00 on pricewatch.com.

Your blood pressure will be lower and you can get more done.

Good Luck Lee

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