CAT5 from Desktop to Laptop, Laptop to Wireless DSL router

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by ZionIFL, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. ZionIFL

    ZionIFL Guest

    This combination doesn't appear to work?

    The laptop is able to connect fine to the wireless router - however, when I
    try to connect a desktop PC via network cable to the laptop in order to
    access the internet through the ADSL wireless router, it wont seem to
    connect - or it gives me a limited connectivity warning.

    Has this something to do with IP address conflicts? Is this type of setup
    not possible?
    ZionIFL, Mar 29, 2005
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    RBM Guest

    If the wireless router has Ethernet ports on it, connect the desktop to one
    of them. Be sure the network adaptor has tcp/ip installed and is set to
    obtain an ip address automatically ( it is probably already set this way)
    RBM, Mar 29, 2005
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  3. ZionIFL

    Peterken Guest

    One possibility is you need a "crossed" cable instead of a
    Peterken, Mar 29, 2005
  4. ZionIFL

    Quaoar Guest

    Not "possibly", but "definitely" a crossover ethernet cable is required.

    Quaoar, Mar 29, 2005
  5. ZionIFL

    Peterken Guest

    depending if the ports (at least one of them) is autosensing or not :-D
    Peterken, Mar 29, 2005
  6. ZionIFL

    ZionIFL Guest

    The reason I dont simply move the desktop PC to plugin to the ethernet on
    the router is that the desktop cant quite be moved (it is used in a bedroom
    there FYI).

    How does one tell the difference between a 'normal' cable, and an ethernet
    ZionIFL, Mar 29, 2005
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    proph3t Guest

    Sorry if I misunderstood but if you are referring to a crossover cable
    then this is for you...I believe they are both ethernet cables however
    a crossover is used to directly connect 2 ethernet cards together,
    without using a hub, router etc... The cables are turned vica versa at
    one end. This url should help

    proph3t, Mar 29, 2005
  8. ZionIFL

    Quaoar Guest

    It's computer to computer via ethernet NICs.

    Quaoar, Mar 30, 2005
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    PhilG Guest

    Wouldn't you have to turn on Internet connection sharing on the laptop also?
    PhilG, Mar 30, 2005
  10. ZionIFL

    ZionIFL Guest

    PhilG - I have done this but still to no avail...

    I am sure that I am not using a crossover cable...

    Will try this though!
    ZionIFL, Mar 30, 2005
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    Paul E Mak Guest

    My turn. You need a cross-over cable between your desktop and your
    laptop. Everyone got this point correct. The link in the previous post
    is a good one. Now for my 2p worth. The must both have IP addresses in
    the same subnet. Eg if your laptop is 192.168.2.x x=1..254, then your
    desktop needs to be 192.168.2.y y=1..254 and x <> y. The "2" part could
    actually be 1..254 as well, but they both need to be the same. Next, on
    your laptop you would need to "bridge" the connection. (If I'm not
    mistaken.) In XP, open your connections and drag one connection to the
    other. EG, drag Wireless to Ethernet. XP will now make a network
    bridge. Failing this, run the network setup wizard and say "other
    computers connect through the internet through this one".

    Paul E Mak, Mar 31, 2005
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