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Problems Connecting Wifi-AP Solo

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  1. Dekka

    Dekka Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    Can anyone help me sort out my wireless network connection problem please.

    I am running windows vista home premium on Desktop1 which is connected to the internet by cable modem boardband. (Motorola SB4200 Surfboard), the Motherboard came with Asus PSK Premium Wifi.

    I am trying to setup an Access Point wirelessly to connect my old Desktop2 which is running Windows XP with a Belkin Wireless G+ Mimo USB Adapter to Desktop1. I've run the Asus Wifi-AP Solo software and setup the Access Point (HOME-PC_AP) which Desktop2 can connect to the signal strenghth is excellent but will not connect to the internet. Also trying to connect my kids Nintendo DS's they will find the Access Point (HOME-PC_AP) but fail to connect. Error Message Unable to obtain IP address. check DHCP settings.

    If anyone can help with these issues i will be most grateful and my wife will be able see me again after spending night after night trying to no avail to solve these issues


    Regards


    Dekka



    PS I am not computer literate so replies in plain english please.
    my ipconfig/all below

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Derrick>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HOME-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps U
    SB 2.0 Network Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-AF-22-EB-FB
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:5221:1f4e:13:d4c0:ea2f:94e6:d069(Pre
    ferred)
    Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::13:d4c0:ea2f:94e6:d069%2(Preferred)

    Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:5221:1f4e:13:1402:3c54:263e:d1bb(Pre
    ferred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d4c0:ea2f:94e6:d069%19(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::d4c0:ea2f:94e6:d069%19
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Motorola SurfBoard 4200 USB Cable Modem
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-E5-1B-D8-AF
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e0d6:d870:39d2:c5a2%11(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 82.33.31.78(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.248.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 31 October 2007 16:58:16
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 05 November 2007 15:38:38
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 82.33.24.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 62.30.64.112
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 352324837
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 62.31.176.39
    194.117.134.19
    195.188.53.175
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
    net Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FC-E1-7A-3C
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit E
    thernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FC-E1-6C-8F
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{3CFC0E8F-FDFD-4DF4-BFC8-F5CC6538C
    EC7}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::200:5efe:82.33.31.78%21(Preferred)

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 62.31.176.39
    194.117.134.19
    195.188.53.175
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4136:e38a:3cea:3a43:adde:e0b1(Pref
    erred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3cea:3a43:adde:e0b1%8(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{4885000A-15A3-41FC-BEFE-FEDE61BCB
    CD3}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    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
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.1%31(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::d4c0:ea2f:94e6:d069%19
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:5221:1f4e::5221:1f4e(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 62.31.176.39
    194.117.134.19
    195.188.53.175
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 19:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{B7D7C8D4-0C31-4163-84DF-4881B3D47
    F1B}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\Derrick>
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You can only connect a single computer to that cable modem, and it appears you have it connected to the USB connection.

    I don't know what make/model Access Point you have, but what you really need is a wireless broadband router if you want to connect multiple devices.
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Are you trying to use the Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network
    Adapter #2 as an access point? Can you do that with just the software you are using or do you also need a particular adapter? I don't know, 'cause I've never tried to do it even though I have an adapter with that feature.

    Whatever, it sounds like you want to use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) and you don't have it enabled. And I don't know whether your software is supposed to do it or if you have to enable it yourself.
     
  4. Dekka

    Dekka Thread Starter

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    Hi TerryNet,
    I have ICS and i have just enable it through the Wifi-AP solo Config. My connections are still showing on my desttop Running vista:
    HOME-PC_AP Access Local and Internet - Local Connection Area 3

    Unidentified...(HOME-PC_AP) Access Local only - Wireless Network Connection 2.
    Signal Strength Very Good

    Dekka
     
  5. Dekka

    Dekka Thread Starter

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    Hi Johnwill,
    My System came with ASUS Wifi-AP Solo and Antenna and is supposed to work as a wireless Lan adapter and should work as an access point with a cable modem according to the manual.


    Regards

    Dekka
     
  6. TerryNet

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    If an ipconfig /all on the Vista now shows (very near the beginning) " IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes" then it seems to be configured properly.

    On the XP do you detect the wireless signal? What happens when you try to connect? While trying to connect please show an ipconfig /all if you have a floppy, CD, flash drive, etc., to copy it over to the PC with internet access.
     
  7. Dekka

    Dekka Thread Starter

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    Hi TerryNet,
    My Vista PC shows IP Routing Enabled.......:No
    The XP PC can detect the wireless signal which is excellent, speed 54.0 Mbps, Network Wireless Connection (HOME-PC_AP).
    The Vista PC can detect the XP PC which is called joe
    My XP PC ipconfig/all is below

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Derrick>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : joe
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Netw
    ork Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-3F-B6-43-13
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.94.115
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    C:\Documents and Settings\Derrick>


    I hope i've got you the correct info

    Cheers

    Dekka
     
  8. TerryNet

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    The XP is not finding a Dhcp server. If you have encrypted the network try without encryption.

    I think that the problem is that ICS is still not really enabled on the Vista. That "IP Routing Enabled.......:" is answering the question, "should I act like a router and Dhcp server."
     
  9. Dekka

    Dekka Thread Starter

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    Hi TerryNet,

    Sorry forgot this bit, when trying to connect to the internet from my XP PC the error message states that it cannot find server


    cheers

    Dekka
     
  10. Dekka

    Dekka Thread Starter

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    Hi TerryNet,
    Sorry I am computer illiterate how do i do it without encryption, Vista or XP

    Thanks

    Dekka
     
  11. Dekka

    Dekka Thread Starter

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    Hi TerryNet,

    The Wireless Network Connection 2, Wireless Properties show:
    Name: HOME-PC_AP
    SSID: HOME-PC_AP
    Network Type: Adhoc Network -- Should this be Access Point Mode?
    Network Availability; All users

    Security type: No authentication (Open)
    Encryption type: None

    Can i enable ICS anywhere esle besides ASUS Wifi-AP Solo


    Cheers


    Dekka
     
  12. TerryNet

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    "Network Type: Adhoc Network -- Should this be Access Point Mode?"

    Isn't that the whole point of using that special software? I mean, if you are using that software to configure an access point, then you don't want ad-hoc mode. I can't help you any more than that because I am not familiar with the software and have never tried to make a wireless adapter act like an access point.

    I've probably seen it, but don't remember the Vista terminology. If it were XP you go into Network Connections - right click on the ethernet connection - Properties - Advanced tab - and select ICS.
     
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