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Old 01-29-2010, 05:23 AM   #1
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Default Making an AD HOC network on windows XP.

Hey guys, I followed this tutorial on the microsoft website http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...tup/adhoc.mspx

And I managed to get my desktop connected up to my laptop using this method, but after connecting I couldn't get internet access. I opened up a command prompt and wrote ipconfig and my ip was a 169.254.something.something and I asked my dad about it (he knows a lot about computers) and he said you get a 169.254 ip when there is a problem with your DHCP server.

So is there anyway I can fix this? Preferably without third party software?

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Old 01-29-2010, 07:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Making an AD HOC network on windows XP.

Just glanced through the article. Does it mention setting up static IP's? That might help.

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Default Re: Making an AD HOC network on windows XP.

This article explains how to setup ad hoc network properly.
I think you should type in the wireless network adapter properties on the host computer (desktop) wireless network card address: and in laptop wireless network adapter properties check the box to Obtain IP address automatically. Then laptop IP adress will be the same as desktop's IP. This worked for me, however I do have some problems with the network, because when the laptop is restarted, the bowser on the laptop does not have internet connection unless the desktop computer is restarted as well.
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