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XP Networking wizard problems

by ScarletW / January 22, 2005 7:30 AM PST

I have connected my eTec ADSL modem router on the host computer, and seem to have internet connectivity on the host, but when I try to run the Network connection Wizard, the Wireless connection is not seen. Consequently, the network cannot be established. I've tried connecting the router both by ethernet and USB and the problem is the same for both.

If I go to Network Connection properties to check the 'Enable other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection' I get the message 'An error occured while Internet connection sharing was being enabled. The dependency service or group failed to start.'

Also, I can receive email messages through OE, but not send them. I don't know if this is related to my networking/configuration problems, but any suggestions will be much appreciated.


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Normally you would not use....
by Michael Geist / January 22, 2005 7:52 AM PST

ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) while using a router. Let the router bear the burden of assigning IP addresses to the network devices. Simply set your PCs to "Obtain their IPs automatically" under TCP/IP properties of Network Properties.

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Thanks for the response, but...
by ScarletW / January 22, 2005 8:06 AM PST

I just checked, and they are set to obtain automatically already, so I guess that's not the problem.

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The other place I would look....
by Michael Geist / January 22, 2005 9:19 AM PST

is in the router setup program to see if wireless functions have been turned on.

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I have looked...
by ScarletW / January 22, 2005 9:05 PM PST

at the router setup utility but don't really know how to check whether wireless functions have been turned on. There is a page for wireless configuration, but but as I don't know what the settings should be and they are not self explanatory, I don't know whether they are right/wrong/on/off.

They are:

SSID : Conexant
Channel : 11
Security : Enable encription is checked
Key length: 64 bit is checked
and then 4 Key numbers, none of which are checked.

Does anyone know if this is correct? Thanks

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Was this router/modem supplied to you....
by Michael Geist / January 23, 2005 12:09 AM PST
In reply to: I have looked...

by the ISP? If so a call to there help desk may be worth a shot. Without the manual I would just be guessing as to the location of the broadcasting feature.

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Sounds like a misunderstanding to me...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2005 12:12 AM PST

If you have a ROUTER, then "'An error occured while Internet connection sharing was being enabled. " it appears to me that you misunderstand what the router's intent is. You would not need to use ICS at all.

Maybe you need to review the basics first?

With a router, no "host" would be setup. The router does the bulk of the work for us.


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by ScarletW / January 23, 2005 4:36 PM PST

what I do know is that my network is not working as it should, and I'm trying to find out why. I understood that this was a Help Forum, but quite clearly, I'm not going to get the help I need from here, so I shall go elsewhere.


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