Skip to comments.Wireless network setup Q&A
Posted on 09/05/2013 5:39:10 PM PDT by djf
OK, one of my laptops died so I had to do a bunch of jury-riggin to another one to make it do what I needed.
As part of that, I installed the vendor-supplied wireless card configurator.
It allows you to set up either in Infrastructure mode, Ad-hoc mode, or something I never saw in vendor software... "Act as base station"
So I set up the profile. It allows you to enter profile name, network ID (SSID), and encryption keys, if any.
So just for the fudge of it, I did exactly that. The profile started... from another computer I have, I was able to actually connect to it!
Now, there are no services running on the computer acting as a base station. I did an IPCONFIG /ALL to see what, if any IP addresses were now associated with the adapter and it came back 0.0.0.0
For the computer that was acting in infrastructure mode, I also did the IPCONFIG, and he also showed the adapter was running with 0.0.0.0 IP address.
So I need DHCP services running. Has anybody out there heard of doing this like on a home level? Through a PC, not using a DSL modem/router type equipment?
I'm not sure exactly what I need...
are you logged in
Give the interface a static IP address to start with. Do it on both computers (192.168.123.1 and 192.168.123.2) and see if they can ping each other.
If they do, enable routing between the interfaces.
DHCP is using the interface itself to negotiate the IP address with the DHCP server. However your base station is all alone in this world. It has no server anywhere.
In theory you can run a DHCP server on that interface if you want. However for a couple of devices static IPs are just as manageable.
dooh, no wonder your having problems should have had PC matic.
Looks as if he is, and isn’t.
You will have to setup the laptop/base to route if u want to go anywhere
Start with your router. What is it? Is it set up to lease dynamic IP addresses?
Not yet... I just found a program out there called DHCP Server for Windows. It will do the standard DHCP stuff, as well as basic FTP and HTTP protocols.
I’m just playin around!
I’m saving that one!
Dude, if you want help, don’t jerk us off by saying you’re “just playing around”...and be responsive when you are posed questions to resolve your issue.
The links you were provided will get you going.
I’m just asking questions other FReepers might know about.
Sorry you were personally offended.
You don’t do DHCP from your client machine. You do it from the browser.
The router does DHCP. The router is on the server side.
What you mean by “You do it from the browser” I ain’t got a clue.
Are you trying to connect your computer to your wifi router?
As simply as I can explain it, I am trying to make a computer act as a wifi router.
I was partially successful. I have my main wireless DSL/router connected to the phone line. It has it’s own SSID and security codes.
I have a computer with 2 wifi connections. One connects to the router. the other wifi acts as a base station. as a base station, it has its own SSID and security.
I have another computer with another wifi card. It connects to the second SSID.
I was able to get all the connections working EXCEPT I could not get the last machine’s DNS setup right (the middle machine would not forward the DNS requests to my main ISP).
Don’t try this at home. You can easily get one machine trying to log onto itself ad infinitum.
I’ve pretty much given up the project as I had to make too many changes to my DSL router for it to work. Having this MAC being ok, this other MAC being blocked, etc. etc. etc.
But it was interesting and I learned a lot.