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Cannot connect to ICS network over wifi

Hi,

I have a Windows 7 machine (PC1) that connects to the internet over wifi via my adsl router. The wired network card on this machine is connected to a Windows 2008 server (PC2) via a switch.

I have enabled ICS on the wireless card on PC1 and it has distributed IPs correctly so that PC2 can connect to the internet, and PC1 and PC2 can ping each other.

I would like to be able to connect to PCB from my Windows 7 notebook (PC3), but am unsure how to do so. I created a static route on my router to the ICS network (192.168.137.0) via the wireless IP of PC1 (192.168.1.5), but this did not work.

Could someone please put me out of my misery and let me know the correct way to configure this?

Cheers,

padiap
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als315Commented:
Can you draw a picture of your network with IP addresses?
Someting like this:
http://www.comptechdoc.org/independent/networking/guide/typicalstructure.gif
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padiapAuthor Commented:
This is an image of the same issue from another website (with no resolution).
Only difference being the IP of the wireless adapter on PC1 (192.168.1.6 instead of 192.168.1.5).
ICS.jpg
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X_layerCommented:
Just quick question. Why do you don't connect laptop direct to ADSL router over wifi?
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padiapAuthor Commented:
X layer:
Apologies if the diagram is misleading. Laptop (PC3) is connected to router over wifi.
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als315Commented:
If you like to have all devices to be visible, why you need two networks? May be better to have all devices in one network (or your ADSL router have no LAN interface, only WIFI)?
In your configuration with ICS enabled (it makes NAT translation) you can't establish two-side connection between networks.
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padiapAuthor Commented:
PC1 and PC2 are on another side of the building, and I am therefore unable to connect them to the LAN ports on the router; hence the use of ICS for internet access from PC2.

I read that to change the default IP addressing of ICS I would need to make some registry changes, which I was unable to locate.

Is there no way to configure traffic to passthrough to PC2? Advanced ICS settings show services to allow "Internet users" to access; could something not be configured there?
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padiapAuthor Commented:
als315:
Bridge, of course! I removed ICS, bridged the wifi and LAN connections on PC1 and PC2 picked up a DHCP address from the router.

Thanks mate!!!!
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