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Adhoc linksys wireless network problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by starrym, Jan 24, 2002.

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  1. starrym

    starrym Thread Starter

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    I've found lots of threads for setting up a wireless network using a Linksys access point, but I'm trying to set up an adhoc network. I can get the desktops talking to each other using the USB network adapters, but I can't get a laptop to see the others with the pc card. The units seem to talk to each other, the lights blink and data is transfering, but the computers don't seem to see each other. I've gotten all of the settings in the configuration utilities to match, when there are similar fields, but not all of the fields are in the two different utilities. I have gotten nowhere with the Linksys tech. Has anyone run into and solved this problem??
     
  2. nczman

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    I am not totally sure how you are setting this up, but here is what I know.

    AdHoc is like a crossover cable. It would be used for one computer to another. Which since you have more than one,
    I would assume that you do not want.

    I have had problems with the encription. Try setting every thing to defaults and change from AdHoc and start from there.

    One could possibly monitoring one channel and the other another. Both I believe default to 6. Are you using a WAP??
    or another wireless into one of the desktops?
     
  3. starrym

    starrym Thread Starter

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    I have tried resetting everything (including changing chanels, encryption, etc.) I can reset, both using the configuration utility and going directly to the network protocalls in the system folder. None of those seems to do the trick. Resetting Adhoc to infrastucture seems to cause all of the machines to look for an access point, which makes sense, so that hasn't helped either. They claim an adhoc (peer to peer network) is possable and I'm just trying to get machines to see printers, scanner, etc. on my main machine, so that seemed the most ecconomical choice. Maybe it doesn't really work.
     
  4. faith

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    Hi Starrym, I'm not an expert, but I've got a Linksys wireless network at home. I've got a computer downstairs linked to the router with cable and a wireless pci adapter and pc card upstairs and also a wireless laptop. I use the infrastructure setting and it works fine. Since you have a 'main' computer, why not use an infrastructure set up?
     
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