wireless ad hoc networking using network bridging

wireless ad hoc networking using network bridging

Post by YXVkZ3V » Fri, 01 Jun 2007 22:04:01

after much havoc creating a peer to peer network from my laptop to another
laptop to access internet unsuccessfully, i discovered another method to do
this - network bridge.
what i did is that i created a wireless network connection on both of my
laptops - the host (one with the internet conn.), and the client using ad hoc.
now i bridged the two connections- the wireless one and the 100 mbps lan
connection (which i used to connect to internet).
next note down the ip address of the bridged connection (the connection will
appear on the network conn. folder).
now the default gateway for the wireless connection on the client should be
the noted ip address. let the computer itself choose the ip of the client...
thats it....no need for using ics....(it didnt work fr me beacause i was
using a proxy server which served only a particular mentioned ip.)

ne comments/questions wud be appreciated

wireless ad hoc networking using network bridging

Post by Chuc » Sat, 02 Jun 2007 00:41:33

On Thu, 31 May 2007 06:04:01 -0700, audguy < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

If Computer 1 is behind a NAT router, then Computer 2 will accept DHCP settings
from it (but why can't you connect Computer 2 directly?). If Computer 1 is
directly connected to the modem, this won't work without you paying for 2 IP

Make sure that Computer 2 is well protected. ICS is a NAT router, and protects
the client computers as a NAT router does. Without ICS, you need to protect
Computer 2 as carefully as you protect Computer 1.

Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
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wireless ad hoc networking using network bridging

Post by MVP-Networ » Sat, 02 Jun 2007 03:48:31

When you use more than one computer on a single Internet connection with one
external IP, you Must Have one Routing System, there is No way to Avoid it.
Bridging works well if there is already one Router after the Modem,
otherwise it does Not work.
You have a choice of Wireless Cable/DSL Router, or software Router in the
form of ICS, or the Proxy program that I linked to few days ago.
It is called Proxy (it is just a name thta the programmer gave it), it is
Routing software similar to ICS.
Jack (MVP-Networking).