Simultaneous Ad-hoc and infrastruture config?
Posted on 2004-04-18
I roam a lot with my WinXP laptop and hence its IP address changes quite frequently. I just got a PocketPC and have set up to sync using wifi at home. To do this I had to create a VPN on the laptop to which the PDA will connect. My issue is that if my laptops IP changes when I roam then the PDA will not be able to sync to the VPN because it's IP has changed. I would need to go in and change the info on the PDA itself to match the new IP on the laptop.
So, if I want to use wi-fi all the time to synch my PDA with my laptop I would have to have an adhoc network for their IPs to remain consistent, right?
And if I wanted to be able to access the internet with my laptop whever it came in range to an AP it would have to be set on infrastructure, right?
Is it possible to set up a wifi card to act with two interfaces? one as ad-hoc and one as infrastructure? Or do you see another way around my situation ie) is there a way to have a static IP on my laptop which my PDA could connect to but at the same time be able to receive a dynamic IP from a DHCP server for internet access?
Thanks a lot.