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Sharing Connections

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Aeren, Mar 31, 2010.

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  1. Aeren

    Aeren Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2010
    I Have 2 Desktops. Mine (The Beast) and one for my wife in the lounge-room so she can play her damn facebook games. I have recently finished setting up my studio / office and both PC's are working fine now.

    My problem is this; As we are waiting on a good ADSL2+ connection to be installed, we are using the towns free wifi hot-spots. My desktop has a D-Link PCI Wireless card, and an aerial on the roof that has some amazing range. I am typing this now off said connection. What I want to do is via means of a router, connect my wifes PC to mine and share the PCI Wireless connection. Whenever i connect the router and start a homegroup (Windows 7 64 Bit) the wireless stays connected, but because i connect to the router its as if the network is confused and now doesnt know how to get to the internet.

    Now i am sure its a matter of mapping some ip thingy in the router, but it beats me......

    We both run windows 7 64 Bit
    The Router is an SMC Router
    The Wireless PCI Card is a Dlink-550 Wireless G card (With MEGA aerial on roof)

    Kindest Regards
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    I'm gonna guess that you are connecting to a LAN port on the router and using dynamic addressing. That lets Windows choose between two default gateways, and the wired one always wins. If you are connecting by Wi-Fi the concept is the same, but I don't know if there is any way to predict which connection will take preference.

    The solution (at this point) is to assign a static IP to the router connection, leaving the Default Gateway and DNS null (blankl).

    However, since you want the remote desktop to have internet access through your computer the real solution is to leave the TCP/IP properties alone and disable the router's DHCP server. This will work regardless of whether you bridge the connections or use ICS.
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