ad-hoc network isn't working

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by vazel, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. vazel

    vazel Network Guru Member

    The client computer sees the network but when I click to connect it never connects.Is there something I'm supposed to do on the client computer? My host computer is using a Linksys wi-fi card and the client is a laptop. I did set up the wi-fi card to share my internet(which kills the internet on my host computer btw and it doesn't come back until I unshare).
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    an a-hoc network is meant to share files, not an internet connection. To share an internet connect you would have to use ISC. I would go to a site like and find information on setting ISC.
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    ICS is short for Internet Connection Sharing, not ISC :biggrin:
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

  5. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    There is a setting in the advanced properties of the client wireless adaptor that can specify the ability to connect to AP only or also to ad-hoc. Locate that and see if you are set for AP only. ICS does not work (or work well) if the WAN and the shared NIC are in the same subnet. ICS sets the ad-hoc adaptor (linksys card) to by default. If your WAN nic is also then change the ad-hoc shared nic from the default of to any other subnet, like and the sharing will proceed properly on the new subnet.
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