Can my wireless notebook connect to my desktop?
Posted on 2006-04-15
Hey, I have a home desktop that connects to a linksys router, which connects to a cable modem. The linksys router also connects to an intel "wireless gateway", which works fine; when I bring my work laptop home it connects to the wireless access point and I can browse the internet wirelessly at home. i.e.:
Laptop <--> Intel wireless gateway <--> Linksys router <--> cable modem
Both desktop and laptop can browse the web fine.
What I'd like to do now is basically have the laptop and the desktop be able to "ping" each other (for a couple of reasons, primarily I'm trying to VNC my desktop from my laptop). When I look at the Intel WG setup, it seems to have an IP of 192.0.2.1 (which is the factory default), and it seems to be issuing an IP address of 192.0.2.2 to my laptop. The linksys seems to be at 192.168.1.1 (also default) and seems to have issued my desktop an IP address of 192.168.1.102.
(Actually, looking at the DHCP table of my linksys router, it has also issued my wirelss gateway an IP address of 192.168.1.101. So is my intel WG using both 192.0.2.1 AND 192.168.2.1??)
Anyway, I can't ping the desktop from the laptop. I was wondering how I can change my configuration to be able to do this. I'm guessing the problem is that they are on two subnets, 192.0.2.x and 192.168.0.x. So I went through the setup wizard on the Intel WG to use the IP address 192.168.1.3, and to NOT function as a DHCP server, hoping my laptop would pick up an IP address from the linksys through the WG, and everybody would be on the same subnet. That doesn't seem to work; now my laptop can't get to the internet wirelessly.
So I'm sort of out of my depth here... can anyone educate me on this stuff, and/or have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
router might be 192.168.1.1