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Sharing Wi-Fi connection, weird IP - cant ping host PC

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mottyboy
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Sharing Wi-Fi connection, weird IP - cant ping host PC

Post by mottyboy » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:48 pm

OK, i know tittle is a little vague so i'll explain.

I got a new desktop PC and i have no UTP cable in my room. To avoid trouble of pulling the cable across whole apartment i decided to share my Laptops Wi-Fi via UTP cable using it's ethernet port...
like this: http://www.countrymilewifi.com/how-t...t-devices.aspx

So far it is working like charm. No dropped connections. However, as my laptop gets 1 IP via router, it dedicates my desktop PC another one (i guess it has a dhcp service running of some kind) and that IP is a bit weird.
I would expect it to be something like: 192.168.1.5 (my laptop is 192.168.1.4, Android phone has 192.168.1.3 etc....). But instead of that standard LAN IP my desktop has: 192.168.137.251

I've never seen IP like that before.

Here's my problem: I wanted to connect my 2 Windows (win 7&8) PC's (laptop and desktop) to a HomeGroup so i can share hard drives. I've done this before but with this IP i have trouble. Both PC's are in the same homegroup and have advanced network sharing turned on....

I see other computer under connections but when i want to connect my credentials are denied(see attached SS).

i figured i first try to ping one and another but there was no success (request timed out). It is then i realised it has something to do with that strange IP.

Do you have any idea how to fix that?
Or do you maybe have an alternative software to share hard drives inside LAN? I don't care about WAN access, i just want to have access across my 2 computers...

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Re: Sharing Wi-Fi connection, weird IP - cant ping host PC

Post by mottyboy » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:48 pm

Keep in mind I have not done this, but what you are doing is turning your laptop into a router. It is basically making it's own network, and dishing out IP addresses (specifically to the Ethernet port) based on a network that is separate from the IPs in the network range that your router dishes out (so as to not interfere with it's network).

As for connecting, if you have passwords required in sharing options, you need to make sure you have passwords on the computers you are connecting to and from. Honestly, I don't know if the Homegroup system will connect computers on separate networks.



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