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thegurio

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#38798 4-Aug-2009 15:01
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I have a little dilemna. We had ADSL attached to our house but as i spent more time away than home i decided that we should get a few 3g wireless cards instead. Now the issue is that i also have a PS3 and a Xbox that also need connection to the internet.

I have set both laptops to static ip's - mine is 2.9 and the wifes 2.6(we both have 3G cards attached). The Xbox and PS3 also have static ip's too. I have tried connection bridging to no avail. For some reason it cant find the internet routed through it - i have no idea if this is a 3G limitation or Vista. My laptop is running Vista and the wifes is running XP. I would prefer to have it running through the wifes puter as i am on the road for 2 weeks out of 4 generally...

The central point of my network is a Belkin N1 Vision router. I would really love to point this to a laptop and let others use it as a gateway for when they come over.

I have stuffed around a bit with ip's and stuff with the PS3 and it can connect with everything on the network but the internet so at least i know that the network works.

I guess what i want to know is what do i put in the dns server box etc. as that seems to be where the issues are lying in my mind.

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  #242888 5-Aug-2009 10:35
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First thing you need to do is enable internet connection sharing:

1. Open Network Connections by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Network and Internet, clicking Network and Sharing Center, and then clicking Manage network connections.
2. Right-click the connection that you want to share, and then click Properties.
3. Click the Sharing tab, and then select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection check box.

DNS.
your laptop can't act as a Dns server, so you need to put the external DNS server addresses on the consoles, so if you are with xtra put 202.27.184.3 and 202.27.184.5. Put the default gateway on the consoles as the laptops static IP address.

Not sure if you can do testing off the consoles, but normally if it didn't work you would ping the default gateway, then try and ping an internet address by name then by IP address to see where the issue lies.

Flamer.

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