Solved: Internet Sharing Problem over Network

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W-1.0

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Hello Guys! :)

I put a Network card in my Dad's ME computer today, so we can run Broadband through a network to my XP Home laptop and my brother's Mac computer (ignore that one)!

I've got a Sagem Broadband modem which is USB and plpugs into my Dad's ME computer - the server. I've pluged in a network plug into the back of his computer which then runs to the Router - into the WAN socket. Then I've connected another lead from the LAN output on the router to the first network socket on the network box. Does this sound right so far? :confused:

Then, I plugged in another lead into the network box which I ran to my laptop and plugged it in to the network socket. Is it still okay? :confused:

Anyway, I used the Internet Connection Wizard to set up the connection between the two computers to begin with - I'm ignoring the MAC computer at the minute. So anyway, I selected a LAN network to share the Broadband Internet connection and it's seemed to have worked. (This is the wizard on the ME). It even displays the sharing icon on the startbar, telling me how many people are using the connection.

I then tried setting up a Internet sharing connection on my XP home laptop, but it kept telling me to plug in the hardware for the network. When I go to Network Connection, it says 'Local Area Network Connection 2' unplugged, under the High-Speed/LAN connection title. :confused:

Anyway, so it won't detect the connection for the Internet sharing at the moment, so I can't use Broadband on my laptop.

Has anyone got an ideas?

Any help would be much appreciated! :)

Thanks

Will :) (y)
 

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Since you have ICS, all you need is a switch, not a router. If you plan on using a router, you should connect it like you're connecting two routers to a single ISP connection.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
 

W-1.0

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Thanks for your reply!

I have installed a Wireless Network now, so I don't have to have wires everywhere!

Thanks for your help.

W-1.0
 

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I presume it's all working? If so, you can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the upper right of the screen. :)
 
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