Wireless dial up sharing

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Remush via WindowsKB.com

I've just gotten my new netgear router and netgear usb wireless network
adapter configured and the home network is working ok, the main computer(win
xp service pack 2) is a desktop computer with dial up internet access, and is
connected to the router via ethernet cable.

My laptop computer has the usb wireless network adapter, and can share files
with the main computer.

If I enable internet connection sharing on the main computer's dial up
property's then the network stop's working, as the xp machine and the routher
are transmiting dhcp signals and everything just stops working.

Is there another way to get my laptop to share the desktop computers dial up
connection ?
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

"Remush via WindowsKB.com" said:
I've just gotten my new netgear router and netgear usb wireless network
adapter configured and the home network is working ok, the main computer(win
xp service pack 2) is a desktop computer with dial up internet access, and is
connected to the router via ethernet cable.

My laptop computer has the usb wireless network adapter, and can share files
with the main computer.

If I enable internet connection sharing on the main computer's dial up
property's then the network stop's working, as the xp machine and the routher
are transmiting dhcp signals and everything just stops working.

Is there another way to get my laptop to share the desktop computers dial up
connection ?

Yes. Bypass the wireless router's routing capability and use it as
just a wireless access point:

1. Connect the desktop computer to one of the router's LAN ports, not
to its WAN (Internet) port.

2. Access the router's built-in web server, which is usually at an
address like http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1

3. Disable the router's built-in DHCP server.

4. Change the router's LAN IP address to 192.168.0.254 to be
compatible with Internet Connection Sharing.

5. Enable Internet Connection Sharing on the desktop's dial-up
Internet connection. If it asks which connection to use for the home
network, tell it to use the one that connects to the router.
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