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By Kenny59 ·
I have settings of 192.168.0.1 for my computer (the server) and DNS & Gtway #'s 192.168.0.1. The subnet is 255.255.255.0 and the client is 192.168.0.82. I run IPX/SPX, NetBEUI, TCP/IP, Client for microsoft networks & file & printer sharing. I can see both on both computers in Network Nieghborhood. I cannot hook to the internet with the client and get timeouts when I ping either one to the other. I am using Sygate internet sharing software on the main computer. What can I do to get these computers to be able to ping each other?

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by rawright In reply to Wireless network setup

For a start, dump the IPX/SPX and NetBEUI protocols - you don't need them, and they can interfere with normal operations. Even with just the basics you already have set up, ping should work. You don't mention whether you're using a hub, or are just connecting two PCs together, but a failure of the ping command usually indicates a bad link - check your cables. If you haven't already done so, check the instructions for the Sygate software too - http://smb.sygate.com/support/documents/shn/shn_step2.htm.

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by lance6270 In reply to Wireless network setup

What OS are you running on your server and your client machine? Do you have ICS (Internet Connection Sharring) turned on the server so that the client can pass throught the server and connect to the internet. If you have MS you can use ICS to connect the systems to the internet instead of using the sygate till you get up and running. Also you only mention one IP address as your DNS and Gateway. Do you have another network card setup for your link to the internet with the ISP's address and DNS/Gateway do that you can connect to the Internet?

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by Kenny59 In reply to Wireless network setup

IPX/SPX & NetBEUI are gone and network neighborhood does not show the other comuter any more. My network card for the internet goes into the DSL modem. It has no gateway or DNS #'s. It is assigned to obtain IP automatically. To set up warplink wireless USB network cards Sygate instructs to set the server IP at 192.168.0.1 and leave the gateway and dns (which are blank) as is. Sygate has a program to set the client up. The settings are gateway & dns 192.168.0.1 and the IP at 192.168.0.187. Both computers have a subnet at 255.255.255.0. I am running a wireless network so there are no cables to check. When I check the Warplink tray icon it shows both computers but still cannot ping. Can ping themselves but not each other.

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by Kenny59 In reply to Wireless network setup

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by RCOM In reply to Wireless network setup

You didn't mention if you were ever able to get online at all.

Make things more simple, I'd first get just one of the computers connected to the internet (WAN) using the normal setup instructions provied from the ISP. Then I'd get the LAN up and running.
Until you can connect WAN/LAN, the rest isn't going to happen. Now's the time to run the Sygate software and it should do its job correctly.

1. If you can't get online then there's no connection for the Sygate software to share.

2.If there's no networked systems then there's nothing for the software to do.

These more than obvious points are offered to help you in understanding that there's steps that should be completed one at a time and until each task is a success the next step can't be done.

You were seeing the network over NetBEUI not TCP/IP that's why you couldn't see anything in the N-Hood after uninstalling this protocol. IPX isn't needed. Instead of uninstalling the protocol, you could have unbound the nicfrom NetBEUI.

You can use NetBUEI to share files and folders and use TCP/IP for the internet. In NetBUEI properties unbind from Client for Microsoft Networks. This is a safe way to protect your shares from internet.


You could just get a cheap DSL router.

Good luck

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