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post #11 of 26
I would go with the router; I have one hardwired and two on wireless on my network and no problems. The added bonus being the hardware firewall built into the router.
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post #12 of 26
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Thing is, that I don't have a wired port up here in My room...

You can get the Router's to interact with each other correct? That way I can have a wider range of access?
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post #13 of 26
Just get a wireless router. 4 ports on the back + wireless. tada!
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post #14 of 26
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Ok, so the router will connect to my existing wireless network, correct, and I can play that way, correct? Thanks
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post #15 of 26
Yeah you can do it. I have a wireless card built in to my mobo as well as a 2 ethernet ports. I currently have my desktop (see sig below) as a gateway/access point for my wireless laptop, and my ps2. I'm currently using my built in wireless card as an access point for my laptop rather than to connect to the wireless router. In my second ethernet pot is my ps2, and I am able to run all three at once.

To share the internet connection your network conections shouldn't be bridged. Under local area connection2 right click it >> properties >> advanced, and under Internet connection sharing select that you want to allow other network users to be able to connect through this computers internet connection.

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post #16 of 26
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Yes, I did that, but I got an error saying

"An error occurred whilie Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled.

ICS cannot be enabled. A LAN connection is already configured with the IP address that is required for automatic IP addressing."


Weird eh?



I know it should work, I've done something similar before, but I never had a "Daisy-Chained" network like this before.
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post #17 of 26
your other computer needs to have its own ip address, so in essence there should be two different ip addresses.

Under local area connection2 (enable it) right click it >> properties >> highlight tcp/IP >> click properties and select use the following ip address. Before you put anything in there go on your "gateway computer" the one with the wireless card, got to start >> run type in cmd. then type in ipconfig. you should get a list of numbers. Look for the numbers under Ethernet adapter Wireless Connection. you should see ip address :192.168.0.1 or 192.168.0.x, where 1 < x < 255.

Now when you go back to the other computer put that number as your default gateway. The IP address you should enter will be 192.168.0.3 (192.168.0.x x must be less than 254 but greater than 1). Basically, you can't have the same number twice. The subnet mask should fill in automatically with 255.255.255.0.

restart and see what happens.

If nothing still set the Prefered DNS server and Alternate DNS server both to 192.168.0.1, then restart.

Oh and one other thing. Under your Local area connection you should see a hand for sharing the connection. I was mistaken before, you do not want to share the lan connection (connection number 2) but the connection you use to access the internet. So right click local area connection >>> go to the advanced tab >>> under share internet connection check both boxes.
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post #18 of 26
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Ok, how would I do that?

Thanks btw all..I have to go to bed, but I'll check in the morning and Rep to all who are deserved...
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post #19 of 26
i edited my last comment and finsihed it after you posted. If it was unclear let me know
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post #20 of 26
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I tried enabling ICS on the active internet port, and it says I cannot, because the connection is already shared, or something to that sort.

So, here's what I did, I went to Office Depot, and got a 5port switch.

I was thinking, I could plug this into my main computer that has the wireless card, and connect the rest of the computers to the switch...

It should work, no?
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