I have an ethernet (NIC) based Internet connection from myISP, Hathway in Chennai.
The ISP uses a Network management software called elitecore 24online on the gateway server. There is a client called 24online client that I use on my primary desktop to authenicate and connect myself to the ISPs network.
Now I am trying to set up a ad-hoc wireless between the Desktop and my Laptop to share the Internet connection and for file sharing but ran intto some major issues.
The ad-hoc network and file sharing worked fine when I set-it up, however as soon as I installed the 24online client on the desktop, the network connectivity between the desktop and the laptop disappeared. I wasn't able to ping the laptop frm the desktop and vice-versa. (The Internet connection worked ine)
Then i unistalled the 24online client frm the desktop and restarted it , and pinging/ file sharing started working again.
Next I tried installing the 24online client on the laptop, and I was able to log in to the ISPs server..With the desktop acting as the gateway. I was able to get internet connectivity on bot h the machine. However, file sharing stopped working and ping between the laptop and desktop also stopped (Surprisingly, Internet was accessible on both)
Any pointers how to resolve this issue.
OS: Win XP home on both machines.
NIC IP: 192.168.2.15 (Static) (on the desktop)
ISP authentication server/gateway: 192.168.2.1
USB Wireless adapter IP: 192.168.0.1 (static) (on the desktop)
Wireless adapter IP (on laptop): DHCP assigned (ususally 192.168.0.210)
No authentication client (24online) on either machine: File sharing works, ping works, ping from both machines to ISP gateway works.
Authentication client on Desktop only: Desktop connected to Internet but no ping, no Internet, no file sharing on laptop
Authentication client on Laptop only: Internet available on both machines (by logging on ISP server thru laptop) but no file sharing, no ping between the desktop and laptop.