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October 20th, 2009, 10:55 PM   #1
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Setting up ad hoc network between two laptops for sharing in

Hello Teachers here,

I have two laptops

laptop 1 with windows vista home premium
laptop 2 with windows XP service pack2

I want to set up a wireless ad hoc network by laptop 2 (it has internet) and share its internet connection
so that laptop 1 can use it. I have been able to set up ad hoc network but unable to share the internet connection.

I did the followings:

1. In laptop 2 (has internet), in the advanced tab of the Wireless network connection properties, I have checked the
option - Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection.

2. I have set IP addresses as follows:

Laptop 1:

ip address
Subnet mask
alt dns: blank

Laptop 2:

ip address
Subnet mask
gateway: blank
dns: blank
alt dns: blank

All settings are for Wireless network connection properties. Have i done any mistaken?

Should browser (internet explorer/ firefox) settings be made?

I am a novice. Pls help me in solving the problem.
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October 25th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

Did you double check your connections?
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October 25th, 2009, 11:40 PM   #3
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Re: Setting up ad hoc network between two laptops for sharing in

I didn't think that you could share a WAN through an ad hoc? I thought it was for LAN only?
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