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Old 10-20-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
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More than two adapters using ad-hoc


Hi,
I have three computers on a wireless network. The first is a linux box with a USB wireless adapter. It's IP address is 192.168.0.10. The second is running Windows 2000, also using a USB wireless adapter. It's 192.168.0.1. 192.168.0.10 is set up as a gateway to the internet. But I have just bought a Netgear MA111 and set it up on another Linux box, 192.168.0.20. When only the Windows box is connected to the gateway box, it uses the internet fine, and so does the second linux box when it is connected to the gateway on its own. But when I try to use the internet on the Windows box and the second linux box at the same time, neither can use it. They will only work on their own.

As far as I know the adapters are set up ok. They are all set to ad-hoc with the same ESSID and channel and no encryption for the moment. They can all ping each other.

Help!
 
Old 10-20-2004, 02:42 PM   #2
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Could it be that it's a hardware limited. That you have to put a router to make the traffic go ok between them. Or maybe you have to set up your gateway to manage both.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 02:49 PM   #3
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Look what I found:

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Limited network access. Because there is no distribution system with ad hoc wireless LANs, users don't have effective access to the Internet and other wired network services. Of course you could setup a PC with a radio NIC and configure the PC with a shared connection to the Internet. This won't satisfy a larger group of users very well, though. As a result, ad hoc is not a good way to go for larger enterprise wireless LANs where there's a strong need to access applications and servers on a wired network.
http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/1451421

So it's possible.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 02:53 PM   #4
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The solution is setting up Internet Connection Sharing but I don't know how to do that with a mix of linux and windows
 
Old 10-20-2004, 04:17 PM   #5
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Hmm, thanks, but it gets stranger! I have a laptop with Windows 2000, and if I replace the second linux box with it, both Windows computers can use the internet at the same time. On them I have set their IP address, the subnet mask, default gateway, and the two DNS servers of the ISP. Are there any other settings that need to be set in linux?
 
Old 10-20-2004, 04:29 PM   #6
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...and stranger. Another linux box works okay with the Windows one. It looks like I'll have to reinstall linux on the one it is not working with.

Thanks anyway!
 
  


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