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Wireless network help (sbc yahoo)

by ldec2588 / September 4, 2005 2:34 PM PDT

I'm trying to network two windows xp computers together in order to share a sbc yahoo dsl internet connection. The dsl modem is a speedstream 5100, the router is a motorola Wireless Broadband Router WR850GP, and the reciver is a motorola Wireless USB Adapter - WU830G. When I set up the network the internet on the host computer works fine the problem occurs when I try to get the internet on the client computer to work. It seemes that the client computer connects to the network, sends information but dosent recive any. I dont understand why this happens if i recognizes the network and connects to it. Could it be caused by the dsl modem? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance. I dont know if this is important but I also had an apple G4 wired to the network, and it got the internet fine, I dont know why two windows computers can't share a internet connection if a apple computer has no problem doing it.

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Network Setup Wizard
by linkit / September 4, 2005 7:43 PM PDT

Did you Network Setup Wizard on the host AND the client?

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The terminology of host and client....
by Michael Geist / September 4, 2005 10:53 PM PDT

is somewhat confusing since the router should be serving as the Internet gateway for your modem. I would assume that you are using some form of proxy server (Internet Connection Software) on your "host" PC. This setup will only mess things up.


Take a look at the IP address you are getting on the non-connecting machine and post back with it.

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IP adress
by ldec2588 / September 5, 2005 2:10 AM PDT

When I ran ipconfig in on the client computer the ip adress came out to be 169.254.208.126 and yes I did run windows network setup wizard.

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A number of things are left to check....
by Michael Geist / September 5, 2005 3:43 AM PDT
In reply to: IP adress

1) The 169.xxx.xxx.xxx range is invalid to reach the Internet, see what IP numbers are gotten by the PC that can connect
2) Try the Repair button on the Support tab of your Wireless Network Connection Status page.
3) Click on the icon on your taskbar for the wireless networks and see if your's is available.

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