can't communicate two laptop on wireless network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by sam.alhambra@gmail.com, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. Guest

    We are staying in a hotel that provides wireless internet for our
    laptop. Because we we're bored my friend and I installed warcraft III
    in both of our machines and tried to connect to each other by creating
    a wireless network. We followed the steps on creating an ad hoc WLAN
    but still our machines can't connect to each other. I'm using a dell
    e1405 and his is a IBM x41.

    Really need your help
     
    , Dec 26, 2006
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  2. David Hettel Guest

    I don't play warcraft III but as you both appear to be able to connect to
    the hotel network, it might be quicker to use that connection for your
    warcraft game.

    As to your question, it could be lots of reasons. Probably your firewalls
    come into play as well as your security settings. I'd suggest entering your
    password as hex values. A better description of what error messages you are
    getting would help, as well as exactly what steps you have done to put your
    machines in Ad-Hoc mode.

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    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > We are staying in a hotel that provides wireless internet for our
    > laptop. Because we we're bored my friend and I installed warcraft III
    > in both of our machines and tried to connect to each other by creating
    > a wireless network. We followed the steps on creating an ad hoc WLAN
    > but still our machines can't connect to each other. I'm using a dell
    > e1405 and his is a IBM x41.
    >
    > Really need your help
    >
     
    David Hettel, Dec 26, 2006
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  3. Guest

    David Hettel wrote:
    > I don't play warcraft III but as you both appear to be able to connect to
    > the hotel network, it might be quicker to use that connection for your
    > warcraft game.
    >
    > As to your question, it could be lots of reasons. Probably your firewalls
    > come into play as well as your security settings. I'd suggest entering your
    > password as hex values. A better description of what error messages you are
    > getting would help, as well as exactly what steps you have done to put your
    > machines in Ad-Hoc mode.
    >
    > --
    > David Hettel
    >
    > Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for everyone
    > to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me in
    > E-mail or news groups.
    >
    > Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >
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    >
    >
    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > We are staying in a hotel that provides wireless internet for our
    > > laptop. Because we we're bored my friend and I installed warcraft III
    > > in both of our machines and tried to connect to each other by creating
    > > a wireless network. We followed the steps on creating an ad hoc WLAN
    > > but still our machines can't connect to each other. I'm using a dell
    > > e1405 and his is a IBM x41.
    > >
    > > Really need your help
    > >


    we are using windows zero service to connect, added a new wireless
    network with no WEP key and checked the ad-hoc setting. after that i
    tried to connect to the created wireless network, the connection
    succeeded but when we try to ping each other's terminal using the IP
    automatically generated, it says requested time out. we tried entering
    the game and still we can't find each other when i try to host a game.
    for the firewall issue, we both turned off our firewall.
     
    , Dec 27, 2006
    #3
  4. Guest

    David Hettel wrote:
    > I don't play warcraft III but as you both appear to be able to connect to
    > the hotel network, it might be quicker to use that connection for your
    > warcraft game.
    >
    > As to your question, it could be lots of reasons. Probably your firewalls
    > come into play as well as your security settings. I'd suggest entering your
    > password as hex values. A better description of what error messages you are
    > getting would help, as well as exactly what steps you have done to put your
    > machines in Ad-Hoc mode.
    >
    > --
    > David Hettel
    >
    > Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for everyone
    > to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me in
    > E-mail or news groups.
    >
    > Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >
    > DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any kind,
    > either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability
    > or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
    > indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or
    > inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and confers
    > no rights.
    >
    >
    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > We are staying in a hotel that provides wireless internet for our
    > > laptop. Because we we're bored my friend and I installed warcraft III
    > > in both of our machines and tried to connect to each other by creating
    > > a wireless network. We followed the steps on creating an ad hoc WLAN
    > > but still our machines can't connect to each other. I'm using a dell
    > > e1405 and his is a IBM x41.
    > >
    > > Really need your help
    > >


    we are using windows zero service to connect, added a new wireless
    network with no WEP key and checked the ad-hoc setting. after that i
    tried to connect to the created wireless network, the connection
    succeeded but when we try to ping each other's terminal using the IP
    automatically generated, it says requested time out. we tried entering
    the game and still we can't find each other when i try to host a game.
    for the firewall issue, we both turned off our firewall.
     
    , Dec 27, 2006
    #4
  5. David Hettel Guest

    If you are using an Ad-Hoc connection there is no DHCP server, you're going
    to need to pick two IP address and configure your computer manually try
    entering 10.0.0.10 for the IP address of one and 10.0.0.11 for the IP
    address of the other, use 255.255.255.0 for the Subnet mask for both.

    --
    David Hettel

    Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for everyone
    to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me in
    E-mail or news groups.

    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

    DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any kind,
    either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability
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    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > David Hettel wrote:
    >> I don't play warcraft III but as you both appear to be able to connect to
    >> the hotel network, it might be quicker to use that connection for your
    >> warcraft game.
    >>
    >> As to your question, it could be lots of reasons. Probably your firewalls
    >> come into play as well as your security settings. I'd suggest entering
    >> your
    >> password as hex values. A better description of what error messages you
    >> are
    >> getting would help, as well as exactly what steps you have done to put
    >> your
    >> machines in Ad-Hoc mode.
    >>
    >> --
    >> David Hettel
    >>
    >> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for
    >> everyone
    >> to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me
    >> in
    >> E-mail or news groups.
    >>
    >> Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >>
    >> DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any
    >> kind,
    >> either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy,
    >> reliability
    >> or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
    >> indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of,
    >> or
    >> inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and
    >> confers
    >> no rights.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > We are staying in a hotel that provides wireless internet for our
    >> > laptop. Because we we're bored my friend and I installed warcraft III
    >> > in both of our machines and tried to connect to each other by creating
    >> > a wireless network. We followed the steps on creating an ad hoc WLAN
    >> > but still our machines can't connect to each other. I'm using a dell
    >> > e1405 and his is a IBM x41.
    >> >
    >> > Really need your help
    >> >

    >
    > we are using windows zero service to connect, added a new wireless
    > network with no WEP key and checked the ad-hoc setting. after that i
    > tried to connect to the created wireless network, the connection
    > succeeded but when we try to ping each other's terminal using the IP
    > automatically generated, it says requested time out. we tried entering
    > the game and still we can't find each other when i try to host a game.
    > for the firewall issue, we both turned off our firewall.
    >
     
    David Hettel, Dec 27, 2006
    #5
  6. Guest

    Hey thanks for your reply. Your proposed solution worked! One problem
    though everytime one of my friends die during the game he is
    disconnected which should not be the case. Do you have any idea why
    this happens or do you have other solution?

    David Hettel wrote:
    > If you are using an Ad-Hoc connection there is no DHCP server, you're going
    > to need to pick two IP address and configure your computer manually try
    > entering 10.0.0.10 for the IP address of one and 10.0.0.11 for the IP
    > address of the other, use 255.255.255.0 for the Subnet mask for both.
    >
    > --
    > David Hettel
    >
    > Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for everyone
    > to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me in
    > E-mail or news groups.
    >
    > Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >
    > DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any kind,
    > either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability
    > or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
    > indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or
    > inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and confers
    > no rights.
    >
    >
    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > > David Hettel wrote:
    > >> I don't play warcraft III but as you both appear to be able to connect to
    > >> the hotel network, it might be quicker to use that connection for your
    > >> warcraft game.
    > >>
    > >> As to your question, it could be lots of reasons. Probably your firewalls
    > >> come into play as well as your security settings. I'd suggest entering
    > >> your
    > >> password as hex values. A better description of what error messages you
    > >> are
    > >> getting would help, as well as exactly what steps you have done to put
    > >> your
    > >> machines in Ad-Hoc mode.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> David Hettel
    > >>
    > >> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for
    > >> everyone
    > >> to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me
    > >> in
    > >> E-mail or news groups.
    > >>
    > >> Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    > >>
    > >> DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any
    > >> kind,
    > >> either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy,
    > >> reliability
    > >> or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
    > >> indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of,
    > >> or
    > >> inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and
    > >> confers
    > >> no rights.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> > We are staying in a hotel that provides wireless internet for our
    > >> > laptop. Because we we're bored my friend and I installed warcraft III
    > >> > in both of our machines and tried to connect to each other by creating
    > >> > a wireless network. We followed the steps on creating an ad hoc WLAN
    > >> > but still our machines can't connect to each other. I'm using a dell
    > >> > e1405 and his is a IBM x41.
    > >> >
    > >> > Really need your help
    > >> >

    > >
    > > we are using windows zero service to connect, added a new wireless
    > > network with no WEP key and checked the ad-hoc setting. after that i
    > > tried to connect to the created wireless network, the connection
    > > succeeded but when we try to ping each other's terminal using the IP
    > > automatically generated, it says requested time out. we tried entering
    > > the game and still we can't find each other when i try to host a game.
    > > for the firewall issue, we both turned off our firewall.
    > >
     
    , Jan 2, 2007
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