November 22, 2008 at 2:50 pm #159459
Hi guys, great forum. My question relates to a few posts I’ve seen referring to networking the NC10 to the ‘mother ship’, i.e. a desktop or laptop to play CDs or DVDs or transfer files.
Would one of you be kind enough to write a ‘how to’ or post to a tutorial on how to do this? Is it the same procedure with a WiFi network as it is for over an ethernet link?
Apologies if this is already covered somewhere else. Thanks in advance.November 22, 2008 at 3:00 pm #170597
Can you advise on what operating system your mothership is using? I presume Vista and the nc10 is xp.
Networking is a pain at the best of times, but if you can advise then i can recommend settings so that your pcs talk together and then explain the cd dvd bitNovember 22, 2008 at 5:46 pm #170602
Sure, they’re both running xp
(and i don’t have a wireless router in the mix, hence my reference to ethernet – nc10 has a mobile broadband dongle plugged in – mothership is “offline”)
(but i’d be equally interested to know how to network via a wireless connection when at office)November 22, 2008 at 7:19 pm #170598
so are you lookin at going through a hub router or utilising a crossover pacth cable, im presuming cable if you using a dongle also are they xp pro or homeDecember 2, 2008 at 8:33 pm #170603
Hi back, the answer to your previous question was probably “either”, whatever you recommend.
Till Friday, I’m visiting family and so have both netbook and mothership connected to home broadband on a wireless router. Any chance we could begin with a how-to on getting the two talking?
And then when I return back to my pad without wifi, I’d appreciate your views on whether i should get a hub router or a crossover cable.
Netbook is running xp home, mothership running xp pro.
Sorry to let this post go cold..December 2, 2008 at 8:52 pm #170600adatay92Member
The two methods mentioned by TheRing are quite different from each other and I will hopefully explain the main differences.
Using a Router (wired or wirelessly)
This is probably the easiest option. Once both computers are plugged in / connected to the router wirelessly, it will assign each computer an IP address (using DHCP). As long as the computers are part of the same Workgroup, you will be to start sharing folders / DVD drive without too much more configuration.
Using a crossover cable
The main difference here is that you do not have a router to assign an IP address. This is slightly more complicated as you should make sure both computers have an IP address in the same range e.g 192.168.1.XXX and that they both have the same subnet mask e.g. 255.255.255.0. You will need to set the IP address and subnet mask manually. Using this method you should also make sure that both computers are on the same Workgroup e.g. MSHOME (this is the default workgroup).
I realise what I have written is quite technical but if you need more help / clarification please ask.December 2, 2008 at 8:56 pm #170606Richard TMember
I’d recommend using a router as the crossover cable are quiet annoying between xp and xp,must be terible between xp and vista!December 2, 2008 at 9:29 pm #170599
top dollar adatay superbly put. i would agree getting a router would be the best option, or buy one with a 3g usb slot built inDecember 2, 2008 at 10:28 pm #170605WilliamYZFMember
top dollar adatay superbly put. i would agree getting a router would be the best option, or buy one with a 3g usb slot built in
What is it with all this 3G Its all lost on me ? I have an internet connection, wired router, modem, 2 wireless access points (bridged) and a network printer (plus colour printer attached to the desktop). Some days my XP computers all get along nicely yet other days access is denied. One day recently I was even asked for a password yet the following day all was well.
I reckon XP networking is great when it works but seems a bit flakey.December 2, 2008 at 10:31 pm #170601adatay92MemberQuote:What is it with all this 3G Its all lost on me?
I believe it is now possible to buy a router and plug a 3g wireless modem into it to act as the internet connection.
The router will then share the 3g internet connection to all the computers connected to it (in the same way it would if it was an ADSL/cable router).December 7, 2008 at 4:48 pm #170604
Thanks adatay and TheRing for your tips! I’ve had success networking over a standard ADSL router this week.
Now I just need to put a 3g router on my Christmas list for Santa so I can network in my flat where i don’t have adsl.
To answer your question adatay, the reason I’ve plumped for 3g mobile broadband is because I am in a short-term let flat and i didn’t want to fork out for a 1 yr home broadband subscription so I thought I’d go for a mobile broadband contract which at least I can use when i’ve moved on and when i’m on the go! 3g speeds are pretty adequate for my email and browsing use and download limits of 3GB a month are enough for me to surviveDecember 8, 2008 at 10:15 am #170596jezMember
Good points tingli. I think actually more and more people are doing this – especially if you have a mobile and no need for a BT landline or cable line etc.
I can see some people going down the mobile broadbnad route as standard.
I actually like the idea of having a backup mobile connection too. So from time to time -gasp- my regular connection goes down and this can be very annoying as various family members rely on the net for work etc.
A pay as you go backup would be awesome.
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