Wireless network with DirecWay

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Amanda, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Amanda

    Amanda Guest

    Hi,

    I've looked through quite a few posts and I haven't found anything
    for my problem, so sorry if it's a repeat.

    I have a Dell 8100 running Windows XP Pro (upgraded from ME) and a
    Dell Inspiron running Windows XP Pro. I also have DirecWay
    Satellite internet. I have successfully setup my computers on a
    wireless network so that I can get into the two computers over the
    network. The problem is that I can't use the internet over the
    network. I have done everything that the DirecWay site says to do
    and followed all of the Help files on my computers.

    The funny thing is this: As long as I don't set up the host
    computer to share the DirecWay connection I can use the network
    between the two computers and access the internet on the host
    computer. As soon as I enable the sharing on the DirecWay
    connection, though, I can't access the other computers over the
    network and I can't use the internet on the host computer.

    I don't know what the problem is. According to the DirecWay site, I
    should be able to set up the connection to be shared over the
    wireless network.

    I don't know if it will help, but I'll give some info on my router.
    I have to directly connect it to the host computer but I can use
    wireless access from my laptop. It is also set up so that the
    internet connection can be shared without the host computer being
    turned on, if I could do that. In order for that to work, I have to
    plug the modems directly into the router, which I can't do because
    the modems use a USB plug and the router uses an Ethernet
    connection. (on a side note, is there an adapter to turn a USB plug
    into an Ethernet connection?) Even with all of this in mind, the
    instructions on the DirecWay site are specifically for sharing over
    the connection not through the router, so I just don't understand
    why it won't work.

    If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it. And I'll be glad
    to give more information, if needed.

    Amanda
     
    Amanda, Nov 24, 2003
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  2. Amanda

    Harrison Guest

    Please post the following information.

    1. Links to the Direcway information of which you speak.

    2. ipconfig results for all computers when connected to the network
    before and after sharing is enabled.

    In response to the question regarding USB to ethernet, the answer is
    yes.
    http://tinyurl.com/w9xm


    On 24 Nov 2003 02:37:24 GMT, Amanda <>
    wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >I've looked through quite a few posts and I haven't found anything
    >for my problem, so sorry if it's a repeat.
    >
    >I have a Dell 8100 running Windows XP Pro (upgraded from ME) and a
    >Dell Inspiron running Windows XP Pro. I also have DirecWay
    >Satellite internet. I have successfully setup my computers on a
    >wireless network so that I can get into the two computers over the
    >network. The problem is that I can't use the internet over the
    >network. I have done everything that the DirecWay site says to do
    >and followed all of the Help files on my computers.
    >
    >The funny thing is this: As long as I don't set up the host
    >computer to share the DirecWay connection I can use the network
    >between the two computers and access the internet on the host
    >computer. As soon as I enable the sharing on the DirecWay
    >connection, though, I can't access the other computers over the
    >network and I can't use the internet on the host computer.
    >
    >I don't know what the problem is. According to the DirecWay site, I
    >should be able to set up the connection to be shared over the
    >wireless network.
    >
    >I don't know if it will help, but I'll give some info on my router.
    >I have to directly connect it to the host computer but I can use
    >wireless access from my laptop. It is also set up so that the
    >internet connection can be shared without the host computer being
    >turned on, if I could do that. In order for that to work, I have to
    >plug the modems directly into the router, which I can't do because
    >the modems use a USB plug and the router uses an Ethernet
    >connection. (on a side note, is there an adapter to turn a USB plug
    >into an Ethernet connection?) Even with all of this in mind, the
    >instructions on the DirecWay site are specifically for sharing over
    >the connection not through the router, so I just don't understand
    >why it won't work.
    >
    >If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it. And I'll be glad
    >to give more information, if needed.
    >
    >Amanda
     
    Harrison, Nov 24, 2003
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  3. Amanda

    Amanda Guest

    Harrison <> wrote in
    news::

    > Please post the following information.
    >
    > 1. Links to the Direcway information of which you speak.
    >
    > 2. ipconfig results for all computers when connected to the
    > network before and after sharing is enabled.
    >
    > In response to the question regarding USB to ethernet, the answer
    > is yes.
    > http://tinyurl.com/w9xm
    >



    Here's the link for the DirecWay info. I'm not sure it will work.
    I used the copy shortcut option to get it and I'm not sure it's
    right. Also, it's on a DirecWay site and only DirecWay PCs can get
    to it. You'll have to cut and paste it, I'm still figuring out how
    to work my newsreader. Sorry.


    http://nh2.nohold.net/noHoldCust10/Prod_1/Articles38093/HNS-26789
    _PDF-0001_DIRECWAY%20Guide%20for%20Microsoft%20Internet%
    20Connection%20Sharing.pdf




    I hope this helps. Let me know if there's anything else you need.
    And I really appreciate the help.


    ______Here's the info from ipconfig, too._______



    ___ Host desktop before sharing enabled



    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : direcway.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated
    Fast Ethernet
    Controller (3C905C
    -TX Compatible)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-06-5B-48-94-E4
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 198.77.116.8
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, November 23,
    2003 8:50:47 PM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 24,
    2003 8:50:47 PM


    Ethernet adapter DIRECWAY Satellite Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : direcway.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Satellite USB Device
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-80-AE-00-00-01
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.2.164.115
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 66.82.156.10
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 198.77.116.8


    ____ Host Desktop after sharing enabled


    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : direcway.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated
    Fast Ethernet
    Controller (3C905C-
    TX Compatible)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-06-5B-48-94-E4
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 198.77.116.8

    Ethernet adapter DIRECWAY Satellite Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : direcway.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Satellite USB Device
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-80-AE-00-00-01
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.2.164.115
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 66.82.156.10
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 198.77.116.8


    _____ Client laptop before sharing enabled


    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100
    Integrated
    Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-56-3A-F3-8D

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell TrueMobile 1300
    WLAN Mini-PCI Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-4B-1A-D1-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.3
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 24,
    2003 12:27:26 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, November 25,
    2003 12:27:26 AM



    ____ Client laptop after sharing enabled



    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100
    Integrated
    Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-56-3A-F3-8D

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell TrueMobile 1300
    WLAN Mini-PCI Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-4B-1A-D1-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.3
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 24,
    2003 12:27:26 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, November 25,
    2003 12:27:26AM
     
    Amanda, Nov 24, 2003
    #3
  4. Amanda

    Amanda Guest

    Has anyone had a chance to look at this? I could really use the
    help.

    Thanks.
     
    Amanda, Dec 3, 2003
    #4
  5. Amanda

    Zknb Guest

    The newer systems have a either net based modem so all you would need
    to do is plug the satellite modem into a standard wireless router and
    you are ready.

    If you have the old wywtem with the USB modem then you will nedd to
    use some kind of internet shareing like Sygate on the host computer
    then plug in a wireless gateway or router and it should work the same.

    On 03 Dec 2003 03:01:53 GMT, Amanda <>
    wrote:

    >Has anyone had a chance to look at this? I could really use the
    >help.
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    Zknb, Dec 3, 2003
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