Losing Network Connection with XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mud, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. Mud

    Mud OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I recently set up a wireless network with XP Pro.

    Both my PC's were running XP and were linked by Netgear MA111 wirless connectors.

    All was good for a while but now the connection dissapears and I cant use my internet connection or access files through the other PC.

    The wireless bits are working fine as they come up with a good connection etc, its just that they wont share any data??

    How can I fix this???

    Mark
     
  2. Mastershakes

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    connection disappears... so you have it, then you don't? when you lose it, how do you get it back? ipconfig /renew, or do you need to reboot?
     
  3. Mud

    Mud OSNN One Post Wonder

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    It would come back sometimes with a re boot of the PC connected to the Net.
    But now it does not.
     
  4. Mud

    Mud OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have just pulled out the wireless nodes.(and thrown them in the bin)

    I now have a host connected to the net via cable modem - -connected to a switch -- connected to a client via network card.

    Still no internet on the client.
    they identify each other but the internet gateway is not showing on the client?
     
  5. Mastershakes

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    Try running through this guide to get it going:

    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/

    If you are using a switch, you must have ICS up and running in order for the other PC to get online.

    If you are using a router, the router can issue separate internal IP addresses to both systems.
     
  6. Mud

    Mud OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I'll give it a burl.
     
  7. Mud

    Mud OSNN One Post Wonder

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    nup, didn't work. That's pretty much what I've been doing over and over again.
     
  8. Mud

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    From the Host I can ping the client, but not vice versa? a bit weird???
     
  9. RickyC

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    Can you post the 'ipconfig /all' results here from both machines. It'll give us a better idea on whats going on.

    Do you have any firewalls running also?