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Slightly cooler than a n00b

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3rd August 2004

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#1 14 years ago

Hi there.

I have a desktop pc with a wireless acces point installed, and a USB modem. I have another desktop with a crossover cable connection to the first desktop. I have a laptop with a wireless connection to the first PC's router.

Now, everything's set up nicely: the computers all "see" each other and they all can access their shared folders from one another. However -- on the cable connection PC (the second desktop) I cannot access the internet. I CAN access the first PC's hard drive and files, but not the internet.

Internet connection sharing is enabled, and I can access the net from the laptop, and the main PC, but just not the second, wired, PC - EVEN THOUGH I can access the shared folders.

Any ideas why the PCs can communicate, share files, but not share the net connection, when the laptop can do all 3?

I've briged the cable connection and the wireless one on the first PC, btw.


Johnny Mullet

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#2 14 years ago

Is there a firewall enabled on that PC causing that problem? That is all I can think of. :cool:


~Tine Spingling~Ill count to 3

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#3 14 years ago

tcp/ip settings could be misconfiged