Posted on 2004-03-30
, I hope someone will be able to give me a pointer or two.
I have got a desktop machine running WinXP Home and a laptop running Win98. They are connected with a Belkin USB 802.11b Wi-Fi adaptor on the desktop and a Belkin 802.11b Wi-Fi PC Card in the laptop, running peer to peer. The internet connection is via a USB ADSL modem on the desktop machine.
Both machines are able to access the internet with no problems, however I can ping the internal network addresses and also internet addresses from the laptop, but with the desktop machine I can only ping 127.0.0.1, localhost, the network IP address of the desktop machine and the desktop machine by name and nothing else. I have already tried without the firewall loading on on either machine.
Both machines were given fresh installations of windows before I installed the Wi-Fi kit and once they were talking I patched them from Windows Update.