XP bridge with Linksys PAP2 (voip)?


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Russ

Hi: I have a laptop that i connect to the interent via its internal
wireless network card - connecting via a wireless router.

That laptop has an unused wired network port (Local Area Connection).
I want to know if there is a way I can bridge my wireless internet
conection to that wired network port so I can connect a Linksys PAP2
VOIP phone adapter to that wired network port and have it work.

The PAP2 instructions are expecting me to connect it to a wired port on
a router or cable modem etc.

thanks,
russ
 
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Richard G. Harper

In theory you could bridge the wireless and wired network connections on
your PC, then use a crossover cable to plug in the VoIP adapter. In reality
this kind of connection usually winds up being difficult to troubleshoot
when things don't work as cleanly as they do in theory. :)

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R

Russ

Ok, I have found that its easy to allow another computer to share my
laptops wireless internet connection. I just had to go into
"properties" on the wirless network connection and click the advanced
tab - then hit th eappropriate checkboxes.

This allows a computer to connect up with a cat 5 cable (wired LAN port
to wired LAN port) and use the internet no problem.

BUT, what I want to do is connect my Linksys PAP2 up to the laptop (via
wired port) and use its internet connection for VoIP. It won't work.
It connects up fine but won't give me the blue "Phone 1" light. No
dial tone.

I went in and disable the Windows Firewall on the connections and still
won't work. Any good suggestions (besides do it the easy way and plug
the PAP2 straight into my router)?

thanks,
russ
 
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Richard G. Harper

I really don't know much about VoIP adapters so perhaps someone else will
kick in with an answer.

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