Wired network using ICS works perfectly, wireless does not

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Rich, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    I have a NetGear WGT624v2 wireless router with 4-port switch.

    My desktop PC is running XP Pro and has a DIAL-UP shared internet
    connection as well as shared file folders and shared hardwired
    printers. The ICS is configured to allow other users to control
    (connect and disconnect) the dial-up connection, and the dial-up
    connection allows all other users to connect to the ISP using the
    username and password for the ISP.

    I have a HP internal wireless laptop PC running XP Home.

    I have NO BROADBAND internet service. Nothing is connected to the
    internet broadband connector of the router.

    I have configured the router to IP with DHCP disabled.

    The DESKTOP shared ICS is the DHCP server and it uses IP

    The desktop PC with the ICS is hardwired to the router on port 1.

    If I hardwire the laptop to port 2 on the router, I can share files,
    printers, and the dial-up internet connection. I can both connect and
    disconnect the ICS from the laptop. EVERYTHING WORKS like it should.

    HOWEVER, if I disconnect the laptop from the router port and connect
    wirelessly, I can share both files and printers over the wireless

    But I have connection and disconnection errors with the ICS
    wirelessly. The shared dial-up internet connection will connect ONCE
    but not allow me to disconnect it. When I try to disconnect it from
    the laptop I get an error message:

    "It is not possible to disconnect at this time. The connection is
    currently busy with a connect or disconnect operation."

    I have to disconnect the ICS at the desktop. Then I cannot RECONNECT
    from the laptop until I log off the laptop and then log back on. When
    the ICS is connected, I have the double-terminal icon in the system
    tray on both the desktop and the laptop.

    Disbling all firewalls does not help.

    Under Network Conections on the laptop the Internet Gateway entry
    disappears when I have connection problems. It re-appears after I log
    off and then back on.

    I posted this question a few weeks ago but did not receive any
    answers. I've been reading Young's website and looking at answers
    that seem to be for similiar problems.

    I have not been able to make any progress. It appears that the entire
    problem revolves around the wireless connection, but I can't find the

    Please help me.

    TIA, Rich
    Rich, Dec 7, 2005
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  2. Rich

    Guest Guest

    Try disabling the wired NIC before enabling the wireless. That may fix the
    Guest, Dec 7, 2005
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  3. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Still no-go. I see the Internet Gateway on my wireless laptop, but
    when I try to connect I get a "Connection Failed" message.

    Are there some other settings somewhere that are easy to overlook?
    Rich, Dec 7, 2005
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