windows network issue
Posted on 2004-11-10
Ok, here is what silliness I have to deal with atm:
At a store our company supports is a small LAN with a server and 3 workstations that are part of a point of sale system. At another location is an office for the store. At the office is the internet gateway (DSL). But the link from the office to the store is some sort of leased line 128k.
Now, for some reason the internet respo se is crappy from the store, and the managers there need to surf to buy crap. They requested I bring in a laptop, with wireless access. Reason is that the store is next to Star Bucks (where a t-mobile access point is). So, that is setup, and the laptop gets great connection speed. Now they want to print from the laptop to a printer on the local store network.
So on this laptop I have two network connections, one wireless, and one ethernet. I have not gotten both to work at the same time. When I disable the ethernet, the wireless works fine, and vice versa. It is windowsXP, and server 2000. And they are on a workgroup there, not a domain.
Even more, they thought it would be cool to use the laptops great internet connection (wireless through t-mobile) for access of theo ther LAN systems to the web.
I have not been able to get the laptop to connect with the wireless (wireless takes on some ip from provider), and the ethernet (dynamic ip) to allow the laptop to be on the wireless internet and to print to the local network printers?
Can the connections be bridged?