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Topic # 15497 26-Aug-2007 03:02
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Hey guys,

The following problem has been bothering me for over 2 days now.
There are lots of topics on this forum that deal with a similar problem but they can't exactly help me find a solution.
I have a problem with sharing an internet connection over bluetooth between a Vista Notebook and an XP Desktop PC.
I'm trying to achieve the following:

Notebook -> *bluetooth* -> Desktop PC -> *lan cable* -> Router -> Internet

I will use screenshots to illustrate the problem as good as possible:

The following screenshots display the settings and configuration on both pc's:

XP settings:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v237/Iceblizzz/Other/?action=view¤t=bluetoothsettingsatnetworkaccessxp.jpg
As you can see, other devices are allowed to connect to the internet through this computer.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v237/Iceblizzz/Other/?action=view¤t=Networkconnectionsxp.jpg
Also, the LAN connection has been shared for 'the bluetooth connection'.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v237/Iceblizzz/Other/?action=view¤t=Ipconfigxp.jpg
These are the IP's used by XP (the bluetooth connection, and the LAN connection)

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v237/Iceblizzz/Other/?action=view¤t=Ipconfigvista.jpg
These are the IP's used by Vista (bluetooth connection), no LAN connection of course, cos it has to establish that one
through the desktop pc.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v237/Iceblizzz/Other/?action=view¤t=NetworkStatusvista.jpg
And this is what is actually 'wrong'. As you can see, a Personal Network has already been created, but there is no internet connection.

In case anyone needs more information about anything, just tell me.
I hope to hear from anyone.

EDIT:
I just discovered something fairly odd. I am not able to surf on the internet using a browser, but I can game online.
So there is a connection.. but there is something wrong with something else (you people obviously know what).

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Reply # 83915 27-Aug-2007 07:39
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I changed the IP/DNS settings to 'obtain automatically' on XP.
Now they both have an IP of 169.254.xx.xxx
On XP this is: 169.254.15.233
Now VISTA has an IP of: 169.254.44.149.
Both now show no gateway information in ipconfig (vista as well)


What should I set as gateway information ? The same as the ethernet gateway on XP ?
Was it a right decision to use 'obtain automatically'?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 83922 27-Aug-2007 08:25
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The Bluetooth adapter on your desktop XP must be 192,168.0.1 and must have a gateway and must have DNS servers entered there. The Bluetooth adapter on your laptop must be set to get automatic settings.

I see you are having problems with basic networking on your PC according to other discussion and you have Norton Firewall installed. I recommend you do all your configuration without it and see if it works. It sounds more likely it's a firewall conflict.




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