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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Elzanith, Jan 7, 2011.

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  1. Elzanith

    Elzanith Thread Starter

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    Well as my first post i am going to be asking for help with the following problem that has made me want to throw my keyboard out a window trying to fix. I am trying to set up an Ad-HoC network using my desktop with a lan connection as a host computer, in order to connect my older laptop to the internet (Don't ask why i don't have a wireless router its a very long and stupid story) So i went out and bought an Asus-n13 wireless usb adapter in order to do the whole wireless thing. Now setting up the Ad-HoC is simple enough till i get the fun message of "A lan Connection is already Configured with the IP address that is required for automatic IP Addressing" When i try to share my internet connection! (Lucky me hu?) Then it gets even more fun when i try to connect the two computers nether can Authenticate the network! So in short i was wondering if anyone had tips on how i could get this thing to work? i have everything set to automatic IP detection so im not sure why i am having this conflict. Could this by my desktop running windows 7 64-bit and my laptop windows xp 32 bit? Any help on here would be great as i have tried everything i can find online and so far nothing seems to work.
     
  2. Elzanith

    Elzanith Thread Starter

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    I just went through all the fun of trying to fix this problem on my own again, Does anyone at all know what could be wrong? i checked my firewall and it is not the problem ether =/
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Good. Keep it that way, please.

    With the PCs connected by wireless ad-hoc but no ICS enabled please show for both ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following commands:

    nbtstat -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  4. Elzanith

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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Kurt>nbtstat -n

    Local Area Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.101] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Local Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    TZEENTCH <20> UNIQUE Registered
    TZEENTCH <00> UNIQUE Registered
    WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
    WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
    WORKGROUP <1D> UNIQUE Registered
    ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered

    Wireless Network Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    Wireless Network Connection 2:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    C:\Users\Kurt>IPCONFIG /ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Tzeentch
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : vc.shawcable.net

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : vc.shawcable.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigab
    it Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-1D-8E-90-17
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::edad:9ee3:d702:80d7%10(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.101(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 07, 2011 7:10:32 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 14, 2011 7:10:33 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 167781405
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-45-B0-00-00-24-1D-8E-90-17

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8f3:1039:b9b0:f05c%12(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285212672
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-45-B0-00-00-24-1D-8E-90-17

    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.vc.shawcable.net:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : vc.shawcable.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    Here ya go =/
     
  5. TerryNet

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    There is no evidence of any wireless hardware there. When/if you get the wireless adhoc working then bridge the two connections and that should work better than ICS.
     
  6. Elzanith

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    Whoops i forgot to put the wireless USB drive in.......



    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Kurt>nbtstat -n

    Local Area Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.101] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Local Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    TZEENTCH <20> UNIQUE Registered
    TZEENTCH <00> UNIQUE Registered
    WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
    WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
    WORKGROUP <1D> UNIQUE Registered
    ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered

    Wireless Network Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    Wireless Network Connection 2:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    C:\Users\Kurt>IPCONFIG /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Tzeentch
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : vc.shawcable.net

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-CF-30-A2-28-14
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ASUS 802.11n Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-CF-30-A2-28-15
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : vc.shawcable.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigab
    it Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-1D-8E-90-17
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::edad:9ee3:d702:80d7%10(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.101(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 07, 2011 7:10:32 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 14, 2011 7:10:32 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 167781405
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-45-B0-00-00-24-1D-8E-90-17

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{CCB1ECB2-E1E6-4740-AEFA-546131F1AF1B}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8f3:1039:b9b0:f05c%12(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285212672
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-45-B0-00-00-24-1D-8E-90-17

    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{3CDA8CD5-3966-4076-8FE3-328A020CC3F8}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.vc.shawcable.net:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : vc.shawcable.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    THERE we go, Also i can't bridge my two connections i tried and it says "You need two lan connections that are not sharing the internet" So i have no clue what is going on with this stupid computer lol.
     
  7. TerryNet

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    Have you ever been able to get the two PCs connected by ad-hoc wireless? I interpreted your initial post as saying that you had done so easily.
     
  8. Elzanith

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    Sorry it never worked, i had it connected for a few seconds then it went crazy and i cant seem to get it to work again.....:confused: Sorry for the confusion.
     
  9. prunejuice

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    Unless your wireless adapters support WPA in Ad-Hoc mode (and they probably don't) I would abandon this project and just get an affordable router.

    Your wireless security should come first.
     
  10. Elzanith

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    It does support wireless WPA in Ad-Hoc thats one of the reasons i bought it lol
     
  11. TerryNet

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    Try without encryption until you get it working. With 2 XP machines I always had a little struggle getting ad-hoc to work at first--try "connect" "or "activate" on one machine, "connect" on 2nd, "connect" again on 1st, etc., etc., until it finally started working (I can't repeat here some of the language I used). After the first success it worked fine after that, even adding encryption. I haven't tried with Windows 7 yet, but suspect it may take a little perseverance also.

    I think that WPA will not work in XP in ad-hoc mode, but I do not know that. Regardless, use no encryption at first.
     
  12. Elzanith

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    Ok i managed to get a connection between the two computers, i bridged my wireless and Lan connections in order to try to get internet But that doesn't seem to want to work on the laptop now any suggestions? Half the problem is fixed at least!
     
  13. TerryNet

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    With the PCs connected and the bridge on the "host" machine please show for both ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following commands:

    nbtstat -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  14. Elzanith

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    Ok here we go

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Kurt>nbtstat -n

    Network Bridge:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.102] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Local Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    TZEENTCH <20> UNIQUE Registered
    TZEENTCH <00> UNIQUE Registered
    WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
    WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
    WORKGROUP <1D> UNIQUE Registered
    ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered

    Wireless Network Connection 2:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    C:\Users\Kurt>ifconfig /all
    'ifconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Users\Kurt>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Tzeentch
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : vc.shawcable.net

    Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : vc.shawcable.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-24-1D-8E-90-17
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8497:9566:af6d:fcef%17(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.102(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 09, 2011 3:25:20 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 16, 2011 6:35:07 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285352989
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-45-B0-00-00-24-1D-8E-90-17

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-CF-30-A2-28-14
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2807:76b:b9b0:f05c%12(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285212672
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-45-B0-00-00-24-1D-8E-90-17

    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.vc.shawcable.net:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : vc.shawcable.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{3CDA8CD5-3966-4076-8FE3-328A020CC3F8}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\Kurt>
     
  15. TerryNet

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    That looks OK. And the other PC?
     
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