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Problem with Ad-Hoc network

by ankurq7 / August 29, 2008 11:55 PM PDT

I have a Laptop with Intel Pro wireless 3945ABG network connection card.
The problem i am facing is that when i am not able to connect to an ad-hoc network. When i create a network people are able to connect to mine but not vice versa.
Any suggestions?
I use Win Vista Home Premium.

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Seems right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2008 12:04 AM PDT

All those accounts and permissions seem to be where most fail here. I won't write at length why you need an account on the machine you are trying to connect to. I also won't write about firewalls.

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by ankurq7 / August 30, 2008 12:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Seems right.

I have tried turning off the firewalls but to more avail.
Permissions from the host computer could not be the problem because all other computers are able to connect except mine.

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Same issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2008 12:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Tried...

Why should it work without the accounts proper? Or let's say you have 5 machines in the adhoc, why wouldn't that fail? (it should.)

Look up network magic (the free version is fine) if you don't want to check out accounts, permissions, connection limits, etc.

Also, there are firewalls that continue to interfere even when you set them to disable. That's why I just uninstall them during the testing and use the Windows, Linux or Mac native firewall.

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