View Full Version : Wireless LAN issues

30-06-2004, 11:19 AM
Recently bought a Belkin wireless adaptor which I've managed to set up tp talk to another computer in the house. When we first set it all up, I could access files etc on the "host" and also access the internet (although I couldn't get into the majority of MS sites incl. Hotmail).
Now I seem to have lost the ability to access the internet at all.
The host computer is up and running and has net access, and I can see the host from my guest computer, and still access files from it, I just can't make it connect over the wireless to the net.
I've activated internet sharing on the host.

30-06-2004, 11:48 AM
Did you enable DHCP, or did you set the IP addresses manually?

30-06-2004, 12:55 PM
I've got DHCP enabled on both machines :)

What really confuses me is that I did have it working, ie I could access the internet from the host, but now it refuses to connect. aaaagghhh..

30-06-2004, 01:12 PM
If you've got DHCP enabled on the host then Internet connection sharing won't work!
Disable ICS and re-enable it on the host and check to make sure it has an IP address of
Then restart the 2nd PC and see if it works.

30-06-2004, 03:17 PM
Thanks CYaBro - all sorted now. I am just learning my way around networking and it's a bit of a nightmare = many headaches to come I feel!