Re: Problems getting local wireless to coexist with dial-up internet
On Tue, 14 Apr 2009 21:56:01 -0700, The Beerslayer
>I have a laptop running Vista 32-bit (SP1). I have a small wireless network
>at home, to which I have attached a print server. I use dial-up as my
>primary Internet connection.
>I've found that I cannot use both connections at the same time. If I am
>connected to the Internet over the dial-up connection, any attempts to turn
>on my wireless capability and connect to my internal network (so that I can
>print to my local print server) will fail - the printer's driver cannot even
>see the printer. If I am connected to the local wireless network and attempt
>to connect to dial-up, I get a "local only" connection over dial-up, which of
>course is completely useless to me. In order to have a successful connection
>to either network, I must completely disconnect from the other one.
>This doesn't seem right to me. It seems like it ought to be a fairly simple
>thing to set it up so that local transactions go over the wireless network
>and external transactions go over the dial-up connection, so that I don't
>have to disconnect from the Internet every time I want to print something.
>I have a feeling I'm doing something pretty basic wrong, but I cannot
>imagine what. I've considered tinkering with the default gateway checkbox
>for both networks but had to put them back to their default settings since I
>cannot connect to the Internet at all when either of them is on. To further
>complicate things, I sometimes use the wireless capability in locations other
>than at home, so I do not want to disable Internet capability altogether over
>the wireless adapter.
How is the locla network set up? - with a router, hub,switch?
what is the DHCP server? - or are you using fixed IP on the network?
When you say dialup - is this a wired modem hanging off a serial port,
an internal modem, or a usb dongle or what?
can you include results of ipconfig /all for both situations in your
(others with more knowledge than me will need this data to assist!)
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