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I currently run a wireless home network using an Intelanypoint system USB plugs into my main computer and a PCMCIA card for my laptop. All works well no problems with set up using the wizards as both machines run XP Pro. This network is only used for simple file and printer sharing and internet access through a DSL modem
My question is,
For a project I’m undertaking I have to interface with a Tiny internet network interface device (TINI) this requires a connection to my laptop through a crossover cable to allow Java based programs to be downloaded to and run from the TINI device, the network card from my laptop is a standard integrated type, and the TINI device has a static IP address can I do this without disrupting my wireless internet connection, all standard protocols are supported in the TINI device.
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Well I assume you are saying that your laptop has the capability of doing both wireless and wired at the same time.  If this is the case, you should be able to connect the TINI device without disrupting the internet connection.  Unless the TINI device is running DHCP, you will need to assign the wired network card on your laptop with IP configuration information that is compatible with the IP configuration information on the TINI device.  This would include IP address and subnet mask.  You should probably leave the gateway blank.  you may have to add static routes to instruct your laptop which connection to use when you want to communicate with the TINI device.
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Hi Adam
Thank you for your quick respone, I think you have got to the root of my question very quickly( quicker than me) in can I run both wireless and wired at the same time, how do I find this out and if not what can I do to make it so, then as you point out it would be a case of setting up with the correct settings( Ill come back to that)
best regards
Stewart
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well as long as you have two different network cards... one wireless and one wired, then you should have no problem.  Check your device manager:
Right-click 'My computer' -> Hardware -> Device Manager.

Make sure you have two network adapters installed. If you have trouble determining this, then you can give me the make and model of the laptop and i can probably find out.  

Next thing to do is to go into Network Connections, and verify that there are connections for both adapters.  If you can, relate all the connection names in that window.
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by:trawets
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Hi
I can definately confirm that both network adaptors are installed and conections for both are present in  network connections
Local Area Connection  ( IntelAnypointHome network)
Local Area Connection  (Broadcom NetXtreme)

As a matter of interest the Laptop is IBM Thinkpad G40
Stewart
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nice laptop.  Thinkpads are awesome.

So yep, it shouldn't be a problem.. Plug the TINI device in, set the IP address and subnet mask for the NetXtreme, and create a static route.
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Can I choose any IP address for the broadcom(193.60.10.99 on TINI) should subnet be 255.255.255.0 as it is on the TINI and please how do I create the static route
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Wow man just did as you said and there it is connection using hyperterminal no probs,  still not sure about static route though.
Thanks, thanks again  had been trying to get it sorted for about 4 hours today.
Very best regards
Stewart
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great!  if you got a connection using hyperterminal, then it's not using TCP/IP but rather a PPP/SLIP connection, but that's cool.  Don't know jack about TINI devices anyway... if it was straight TCP/IP I would have said to make the IP address the same as the TINI except a few digits off on the last octet and then make the subnet mask 255.255.255.0, but if everything is working and you still have internet, then all is well, and you should leave it at that.
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Well thats what i did set ip at 98 for last digit instead of 99 as on tini
as I said brilliant and thanks for your help was getting kind of fustrated nearly swore and stuff
but all's well now, I know jack about TINI's as well and jack about Java but thats another story

Very best regards
Stewart

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hehehe. glad to hear you got everything working... not sure what i actually helped you with, but thanks for the kind words.
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