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Topic # 5537 6-Nov-2005 08:21
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Using w2k sp4, dlink 704 router, cable modem, cnet usb bluetooth on generic PC.

Thinkpad 240, W2K SP4, cnet usb bluetooth for client to access internet.

Following instructions in geekzone article How to share your internet connection via Bluetooth to another desktop or laptop.

After checking "enable internet connection" in the sharing tab I eventually get error message that the IP address to be used is already on my network.

True, the router is using that IP address 192.168.0.1 for the administration web page.

Can I change the proceedure to use a non conflicting IP address for sharing on the bluetooth host?

Must I change the router IP address?

Can I get the bluetooth host to get IP address for the client from the router?

Help appreciated.

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Reply # 22701 6-Nov-2005 09:22
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Welcome to Geekzone... Yes, you will need to change the address on your router. The Windows ICS requires that address and it won't work otherwise.








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  Reply # 22715 6-Nov-2005 17:15
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I changed the IP of the router.

I was unable to complete the sharing. I continue to get the message there is a conflicting address when clicking OK after checking the share internet connection box.

I removed the bluetooth software and reinstalled. No joy.

ping shows no reply from 162.198.0.1

ipconfig shows only the lan IP address 162.198.0.172 no IP address for the bluetooth adapter yet. (after the reinstall)

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 22716 6-Nov-2005 17:19
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You should have the router in another LAN segment (such as 192.168.2.1) and your PC should get an IP address automatically from the router's DHCP server. You have to configure the router to hand out IP addresses in this new segment (make sure 192.168.2.1 is not in the list though). Also, make sure this is ok with your existing network.

After you do this, then change then reboot your computer so that it will obtain a new IP address. Manually change the Bluetooth adapter to be 192.168.0.1 and then try creating the Internet Connection Sharing from your LAN adapter to your Bluetooth adapter.







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  Reply # 22722 6-Nov-2005 19:15
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I did get the two separate lans working and got one web page on the client computer.

I could never get another web page. I was trying to configure more bluetooth services.

How do I configure the adapters to share with each other?

There are two services that seem interrelated: Personal Area Networking and Bluetooth Lan Access.

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Reply # 22725 6-Nov-2005 20:25
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Now that your network is configured, go back and follow that article. The service you are going to use is the LAP (LAN Access).







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  Reply # 22730 7-Nov-2005 04:18
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My software does not have the same menu after right click on the system tray as shown in the guide.

I get a 3 item menu (exit, show messages, display). I use display and get a screen full of options.


The software is IVT Corporation BlueSoleil.

In searching all the menus available I can only find internet access listed under My Services, Properties, Personal Area Work Mode Access Internet (with WAN adapter options listed).

The two adapters listed are SiS NIC and WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface.

I am posting this attempt as if I was only doing the items described. In reality I try many configuration steps before I write a new message to the forum. Both the host and client, to see if the service starts working.

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Reply # 22735 7-Nov-2005 08:25
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Oh, welll. I didn't ask - you didn't say. The configuration on IVT is different. It still requires the ICS IP address, but when you select LAP on the IVT interface it wll do most of the final configuration tasks for you (create ICS, etc).

So, after selecting LAP as your LAN Access method you should be ready to use it from the other computer.









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  Reply # 22756 7-Nov-2005 14:20
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Works now!

I disabled sharing from the Local Area Connection in the Network and Dialup Connections.

Set up personal area networking service on the desktop host to Access Lan Internet.

Disconnected LAN Access from both host and client. ( I cannot see what this service is doing for me)

Connected to Personal Area Networking Service from client to host. received IP address of 192.168.2.190 (apparently allocated by router through host)

apparently I did not have to reset the router address; but I am not going back to the original 192.168.0.1. It is not used on the host since I did not have to activate shared internet on the host LAN adapter. (not shown in ipconfig) No response to ping.

I can now see all my home network and use the internet. (only connected service from client is PAN.

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