01-13-2004, 10:02 PM
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Join Date: Dec 1969
It can be frustrating when u first start out. Maybe I can help. Given that u have already installed the hardware and successfully loaded the software and received a good signal, try this.
click START-CONNECT TO-SHOW ALL CONNECTIONS
right click on your wireless connection, then - PROPERTIES
Scroll down to Internet protocol(TCP/IP)
If its not there install it, if it is
click on it and go to-PROPERTIES
check 'Use the following IP address'
enter these figures 'IP address': 192.168.0.x where x represents a number between 0 and 255 make sure that u do this on both computers but with 'x' being different numbers.
'Subnet mask': 255.255.255.0
Also check to see if u have 'NWlink IPX/SPX/Netbios Compatible Transpot Protocol' if not install it
Once u have done all the required steps u need to set up your network using the 'NETWORK SETUP WIZARD' follow the steps and at this stage disregard internet connection sharing as this requires the setting up of a host. when u get to 'Select a connection method' choose 'other' and then on the next page choose 'This computer belongs to etc etc' then next check 'Let me choose the connections' next u need to give your computers unique names, such as Bro1 and Bro2, then a 'Workgroup name' such as Boyz, this name is common to both computers. Then let wizard do its thing and when finished check 'Just finish the wizard'. Make sure u do this to both computers.
make sure u have activated 'Adhoc mode', Set the Service Set ID (SSID) to 'DEFAULT' on both computers, set the channel (usually 11).
Shut them down and reboot.
If u intend sharing an internet connection on peer-peer, u need to setup IP sharing through a host computer.
If this all works out go to START-ALL PROGRAMS-ACCESSORIES-SYSTEM TOOLS-SYSTEM RESTORE
and set up a restore point, believe me it saves all the hassles of reconfiguring when it all turns to custard.