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Sharing an ADSL Conn accross a wireless network

Hi there,

I have a Desktop PC with a wireless card, and a laptop on wireless as well, i have them connected peer to peer. I have a Braodband connection on my laptop. I want my desktop PC to be able to browse the net through the braodband connection as well....

What will be the best and easiest way to set it up?

Regards
Lynton
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rhandelsCommented:
Hi,

You jst have two options to get this done and first of al let me say option 1 is the best... ;)

1. Just buy yourself a good router, something like a Linksys, a WAP54G, it's a Cisco router ans works like a charme..

2. Install a second NIC in one of the two (best option would be the Desktop and set up the broadband there). Then, go to the machine with the two NICs AND broadband connection, go to Network all networks and right click the one that's connected to the internet, after that, make sure to enable the "share internet connection" on the advanced tab and set your other machine to DHCP and your good to go..
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi LyntonJennings,

your broadband router SHOULD come with a 4 port switch already, does it not
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norganCommented:
use ICS on windows 2000 and xp. just right click you isp connection and choose share this connection. The windows help has more info on how to do this. but i highly reccomend getting a good software firewall or at least using the xp sp2 firewall to protect your network.
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Lynton JenningsIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Hi, Sorry for taking so long to reply, i've been at home over the weekend, and been battling for signal to connect to the net...

I can only use my broadband (3G Vodacom) on my notebook as it is a PCMCIA card.... So Rhandels, i can't set up the desktop as the host of the connection...

I am going to try use the normal Windows ICS, but not sure if that will work... i'll test it tomorrow morning when at the office....

Is there no way just to somehow set the default gateway of the desktop to my laptop's IP address?

Regards
LJ
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Lynton JenningsIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Rhandals, Wht is the reason for the second NIC?

Just to make things clear, the 3G Vodacom thing i was talking about previously is an internet connection through my cell phone provider, using a sim card, it acts exatcly like ADLS, but does not use a router as such, in other words i do not have any software internally inside my "internet modem"

ope this all makes sense!

LJ
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norganCommented:
before your notebook can act as a "gateway" you need to set it up as such via ics or another routing host. rght now your laptop knows how to see both nics, but it will not route any traffic from another computer to it.
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Lynton JenningsIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Is there any way to set up ICS without using the standard 192.168.0.1 IP range?
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norganCommented:
hmmm..not sure i don't use ics and the last time i did was with w98se. you'd have to check with ms on that one unless someone here can answer that.
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Lynton JenningsIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I've just got to my office, so i'm gonna try the ICS thing an about an hour or so, I'll let you know the results.. Thanks again!
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rhandelsCommented:
Hi LyntonJennings,

That's why i said my first option was better. You will need to have one NIC besides the connection you have to connect to the internet (in this case your mobile phone). If you use ICS, there are a few things you have to take into account.

1. The DHCP will always be 192.168.0.1, you cannot set this up otherwise..
2. You will first have to fully startup the machine where you will share the Internet Connection, then, the other machine must be started up..
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Lynton JenningsIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys for all the info....

I got it right.... Here's how

I did it first using a direct Cat5 Cable on normal LAN, then set it up through the wireless LAN. I right clicked on my internet connection that i wanted to share on my laptop and i enabled ICS on that connection, i then had to set the desktop PC's Default gateway and default dns to point to my laptop's IP address (first time being the lan IP then the Wireless IP) Both worked great.......

The reason why i need to do this, is because at my office i connect to the LAN using normal 10/100mbps cable and connect to my 1mb line, but when i'm on the road or at home i connect to the net using my mobile dataconnect card, but furthermore, when i'm at home i'd like my girlfriends pc to gain access to my mobile internet, through the wireless LAN, while i'm connected.....

Thanks again so much..
Regards
Lynton Jennings
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