ICS problem


G

Guest

Hi,
I have 3 computers. Computer A is connected to internet via cable modem, to
computer B via LAN adapter and computer C via bluetooth. LAN connection
between A and B works well and both have access to internet. On computer C, I
dont have internet and no connection with computer B.

I have WinXP Pro - sp2 on A and C and Win98 on B.

On computer A
LAN IP: 192.168.0.1 (manually configured)
subnet: 255.255.255.0
PAN IP: 169.254.x.x (auto)
subnet: 255.255.0.0

Maybe the problem is that bluetooth network is set as a PAN. I would also
want to have internet on all three computers. Any solution?

btw, if I want to enable ICS between two computer does ICS server need to
have 192.168.0.1 address or any address ending with x.x.0.1 can do?
 
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Andy

Hi,
I have 3 computers. Computer A is connected to internet via cable modem, to
computer B via LAN adapter and computer C via bluetooth. LAN connection
between A and B works well and both have access to internet. On computer C, I
dont have internet and no connection with computer B.

I have WinXP Pro - sp2 on A and C and Win98 on B.

On computer A
LAN IP: 192.168.0.1 (manually configured)
subnet: 255.255.255.0
PAN IP: 169.254.x.x (auto)
subnet: 255.255.0.0

Maybe the problem is that bluetooth network is set as a PAN. I would also
want to have internet on all three computers. Any solution?

btw, if I want to enable ICS between two computer does ICS server need to
have 192.168.0.1 address or any address ending with x.x.0.1 can do?

The way ICS is set up is when you check the Enable ICS box in the
Properties of the interface that connects to the internet, the LAN
interface is automatically configured (its IP address is set to
192.168.0.1 and DHCP is enabled) to support ICS.
 
S

Steve Winograd [MVP]

kiki said:
Hi,
I have 3 computers. Computer A is connected to internet via cable modem, to
computer B via LAN adapter and computer C via bluetooth. LAN connection
between A and B works well and both have access to internet. On computer C, I
dont have internet and no connection with computer B.

I have WinXP Pro - sp2 on A and C and Win98 on B.

On computer A
LAN IP: 192.168.0.1 (manually configured)
subnet: 255.255.255.0
PAN IP: 169.254.x.x (auto)
subnet: 255.255.0.0

Maybe the problem is that bluetooth network is set as a PAN. I would also
want to have internet on all three computers. Any solution?

btw, if I want to enable ICS between two computer does ICS server need to
have 192.168.0.1 address or any address ending with x.x.0.1 can do?

On Computer A:

1. Disable ICS.

2. Create a network bridge between the LAN connection and the
Bluetooth connection. I've written a web page with details:

XP ICS - Network Bridge
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/networkbridge.htm

3. Enable ICS, using the network bridge for the home network
connection.

If this works (I haven't tried bridging Ethernet with Bluetooth), all
three computers will have Internet access and will have access to each
others' shared folders.

The ICS server's home network connection must have an address of
192.168.0.1. If you change it to a different address, some networking
functions won't work properly.
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Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
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G

Guest

I cant bridge this two connection because one is PAN (bluetooth). Can I set
private network to work as LAN?
 
S

Steve Winograd [MVP]

kiki said:
I cant bridge this two connection because one is PAN (bluetooth).

If you can't bridge the Ethernet and Bluetooth connections, I don't
know of a way to do what you want with the equipment that you have.

If you had a wired or wireless router, you could use it to share the
cable modem between all three computers. Computer B would need a
wired or wireless network adapter.
Can I set private network to work as LAN?

I'm sorry, but I don't understand this question.
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

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http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
 
G

Guest

My bluetooth connection is set as a private network. Is this a problem. Maybe
I havent configure it right? Can I change type of connection for bluetooth
device and how?
 
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S

Steve Winograd [MVP]

kiki said:
My bluetooth connection is set as a private network. Is this a problem. Maybe
I havent configure it right? Can I change type of connection for bluetooth
device and how?

I'm sorry, but I don't have any experience with Bluetooth networks.

What exactly do you see that tells you that the Bluetooth connection
is a private network?

Why do you want to change the type of connection?

What would you like the Bluetooth connection to do that it can't do
now?
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
 

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