RE: Vista ics wired wireless sharing
I am looking to do something similar and put up a post about 2 weeks ago
about using a Windows Vista computer as a Wireless Access Point (WAP). This
capability is in the Network and Sharing Center.
The problem that I'm having is that I can't find any information on how to
utilize WAP. The only information I can find that is even remotely connected
to it is Internet Connection Sharing and Network Bridging. In addition, most
of threads are for connecting XP and Vista. There is some very helpful
information from svAbhinava on 02 June 2007.
The application that you are attempting to do sounds fantastic, so Good
luck! Sorry I can't be of more help.
> I have a wireless network using a DI-524 (D-link g router) and cable
> modem. Upstairs I have two laptops that connect wirelessly; an XP and
> a Vista. The XP laptop I will leave alone since it works fine now. The
> Vista laptop also works great with the current wireless set up.
> I would like to add a Security Camera DVR to this group. The DVR has
> only an Ethernet connector (RJ45, no USB, etc.). It has a built in
> mini web server. If I connect it to the Vista laptop's Ethernet, I can
> access the DVR's "web page" without a problem.
> The thing is I would like to view the DVR's web page via the Internet
> while I am traveling. The problem is getting the DVR on my network. I
> have set up dozens of web servers from within my lan, both Win and
> Linux, so I am comfortable with opening ports in the router, etc.
> I purchased a DWL-G820 (D-link gaming adapter) which was supposed to
> be plug and play to convert any Ethernet device to wireless. Ha,
> ha!!!. After spending more than 8 hours, the best I could do was two 5
> second connections that died as soon as I loaded the DVR web page or
> Now finally my question ...
> Theoretically I think I should be able to connect the Vista laptop
> using its built in wireless to my wireless network (I already know
> this works).
> At the same time I should be able to connect the DVR directly or
> through a switch (switch preferred. I have one lying around) to the
> built in Ethernet port of the Vista Laptop (I also know this works).
> (I bet you know where I am headed with this)
> Now, I should be able to use Vista's (Home Premium) ICS or bridging to
> give the DVR internet access. I tried this briefly, but gave up too
> soon since I did not have enough experience with this.
> Can anyone give me a few hints? Should this work? Do I want bridging
> or ICS or both? Is it best to get both connections working
> independently then ICS them or bridge them? My current lan subnet is
> 192.168.0.x, do I want to use this same subnet range for the DVR side
> subnet or something else like 192.168.1.x?
> Thanks you very much for any help.