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Wireless ad hoc network

icecoldcube
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-12-2007

Wireless ad hoc network

Hi. I'm hoping someone can help here. I have a desktop PC with a wireless dongle attached, and a new laptop (running Vista).
I had an old laptop which used to connect wirelessly to the internet using an ad hoc network. You can see the story of how I set this up on this old thread:
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,49370.0.html
My problem is I cant get the new laptop to connect to the network. I have followed all the advice from this old thread, but no joy. The laptop can see the network, but it will not connect. I have set the TCP/IPv4 settings on the laptop as follows:
IP address: 10.0.0.1
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 10.0.0.2
DNS: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
I have not touched the IPv6 settings.
On the desktop the IP for the wireless connection is 10.0.0.2 and the Subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 (as advised in the old thread)
Firewalls and virus software on both desktop and laptop are turned off, so I  dont think that's the problem.
Can anyone help?
3 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,576
Thanks: 3
Registered: ‎13-04-2007

Re: Wireless ad hoc network

Do you have a password set on the xp box? Vista is funny it wont connect to a xp box which doesnt have a password set.
What is the ip of the desktop pc?
On the xp box setup an account with the name and password as the vista box is setup.
Create a share on the xp box (right click on a folder and in properties share it). Then connect to the share with vista and then try the internet.
If it doesnt work as suggested post the results of a ping
Ping the other pc and then post the results of
tracert 194.119.131.66
icecoldcube
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-12-2007

Re: Wireless ad hoc network

Sorry guys you've lost me a bit with the advice.
PJ
- How do I check if the pc's can ping each other?
- I've not set the wireless network to private (indeed I dont know how)
- How do I check if both are in the same workgroup?
Samuria
- I've done as suggested and both laptop and desktop pc now have the same account name and password. Still wont connect.
- I'm not sure which IP you're asking for. On the desktop PC, the wireless adapter has an ip on 1.0.0.2, my modem connection has an ip of 84.92.245.16
- I've created a shared folder on the desktop pc, but the laptop still wont connect to the network
- I'm not sure what you're asking me to ping? If I ping 1.0.0.1 from the desktop, the request times out. If I ping 1.0.0.2 from the laptop, the request times out.
- If I run tracert 194.119.131.66 from the desktop, these are the results:
Tracing route to cns1.uk.vianw.net [194.119.131.66]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
  1    46 ms    35 ms    38 ms  lo0-plusnet.pcl-ag01.plus.net [195.1
  2    44 ms    37 ms    36 ms  gi1-2-803.pcl-gw1.plus.net [84.92.5.
  3    46 ms    38 ms    34 ms  te2-2.pte-gw1.plus.net [212.159.0.18
  4    *        *        *    Request timed out.
  5    42 ms    37 ms    34 ms  g1-1-5.t40-cr1.router.uk.clara.net [
]
  6    37 ms    35 ms    38 ms  ten2-0-0-t6-cr2.router.uk.clara.net
8]
  7    45 ms    40 ms    44 ms  195.157.0.165
  8    43 ms    37 ms    35 ms  cns1.uk.vianw.net [194.119.131.66]
- If I run tracert 194.119.131.66 from the laptop I get "transmit error: code 1232"
Thanks for your help but I'm utterly stuck at the moment!

puddy
Grafter
Posts: 1,571
Registered: ‎10-06-2007

Re: Wireless ad hoc network

check control panel then networking and sharing centre look in customize and check it shows private network and not public
Then try connecting
puddy
it may help disabling any firewall programs while trying to get connected