Can't Network and use Internet at same time
Posted on 2006-11-24
I have a Desktop with Win XP Pro SP1
I have a Laptop with Win XP Home SP2.
I have a wireless router (192.168.1.1)
I have been using the Internet from both the Desktop and Laptop Wirelessly and they have both been working fine.
I have also been sharing files through the wireless connection between my Desktop and Laptop.
OK so far...
Today, I connected an Ethernet Cable between my Desktop and Laptop as I wanted to transfer files quicker that the Wireless transfer speed.
II've set it all up but for some reason, I cannot use the Internet from my Desktop whilst the Network Card (Ethernet) is Enabled.
How can I get both the wireless and ethernet connections to stay on permanently and yet be able to share files and use the Internet from both computers wirelessly.
My Desktop IP address is obtained automatically and so is my Laptop for Wireless Internet connections.
For Ethernet, I gave my desktop the IP address of 192.168.2.1 and I gave my laptop 192.168.2.2 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0. Both of them have the default gateway set to 192.168.1.1 which is the address of the router.
When I try to run ipconfig /all, the window appears and then disappears straight away so I cant even use that.
Any suggestions or ideas?