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Ad-hoc Wireless problems

Discussion in 'Networking' started by TShill7, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. TShill7

    TShill7 Thread Starter

    Oct 13, 2003
    I am setting up a home wireless network for the first time. I have 2 cards - a Netgear MA521 (works fine) 11Mbs on a Win 2k Compaq laptop and a Netgear MA311 (also 11Mbs) on a Win 2k Dell Dimension desktop trying to connect in Ad Hoc (peer-to-peer) mode. On the desktop I have Norton Anti Virus software running - but no firewall (I don't think).

    The desktop card receives a signal from the laptop (solid green light) but does not appear to be sending or receiving data (according to the config utility). I can ping the desktop from the laptop but nothing happens the other way round. (I got the addresses from typing CMD ipconfig /all).

    The card set ups are identical (Channel, SSID, No encryption and Ad-Hoc).

    Although I can ping the desktop from laptop I get "Network path not found" when I click on the Desktop icon in my "Computer near me" window. I've set up shared folders on both machines, tried the support line who were useless (re-install card - like I hadn't doen that 3 times already!)

    Can anyone help me please! Many thanks :)
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