Home Network has problems

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Atanu Ghose, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Atanu Ghose

    Atanu Ghose Guest

    I am trying to set up a Home network.

    Basically two machines
    1)Vista CTP 5308>AMD Athlon 2800+/MSI motherboard/512 MB/80GBHDD/nVidia
    GeForce 5600 128MB/ 3Com USB Wireless 802.11g/Realtek PCI Ethernet card
    2) Windows XP SP2>Acer Travelmate 4002 WNLCi/Centrino 1.7/512MB/60GB HDD/Ati
    Radeon 9700, 64MB/3Com USB Wireless 802.11G

    Could not install Vista on the Acer, it kept bluescreening after about 35%
    of the 2nd stage of install (safe mode didn't work either). Installed fine
    on Desktop.

    My desktop is connected to the internet using a LAN connection given by my
    service provider (I believe this unique to India). Problem is I can't get to
    setup a small office/home office network on Vista. They are on the same
    workgroup, XP on the Acer is setup to connect to the Vista desktop which
    has WF/ICS turned on, browse is enabled, the wireless is set to ad-hoc. The
    wireless adapters are connecting (I do not have a wireless access point),
    but I don't see a SOHO network setup ala Windows XP. I have tried every
    setup possible in Network Center.

    Would appreciate any help.

    Atanu Ghose
    Trisoft Systems
    Atanu Ghose, Mar 14, 2006
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 14, 2006
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  3. Atanu Ghose

    Atanu Ghose Guest

    hi ndre,

    Thanks.I have already done this i.e. put both pc's on the same workgroup.But
    ICS pc needs to provide the IP address to the other pc and this is not
    happenning. Typically the ICS pc has as the IP (the home network
    does this) and becomes a DHCP server so that other pc's on the workgroup can
    pick up their IPs from the ICS pc. I have even "hardcoded" the IP
    ( into the client pc but they can't talk to each other.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Atanu Ghose
    Atanu Ghose, Mar 16, 2006
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