Wireless Ad Hoc problem (cannot ping the client side)

By lshachar
Oct 22, 2009
  1. Hi guys.
    My computer seriously don't want me to set up an ad hoc connection channeling through it.
    (I was able to set up other computers as servers before)

    So currently I can get the client computer, not just to ping the host, but a full trace of a dns address (that is cmd: tracert www dot google dot com)
    On the other hand, I can't get the host computer to ping the client. although both the client and host ip information registers correctly, I get request timed out. (Both computers get the right ip, subnet mask, dns and dhcp server - just like the manuals say it should be done.)

    I'm losing my mind over it. I have both firewalls down because I've found out that the host's firewall is blocking the client from trace requests.

    ...and if it wasn't obvious, the problem is I can't get the client to use the internet.

    I'm using ICS on the host, windows xp sp3 on both.

    btw I know the (cmd:) 'netsh bridge show a' trick, but when you use ICS (and not a bridge between the wifi and network connection) that command is useless, just gets you back to prompt.

    Thanks for any help 8)
  2. lshachar

    lshachar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    anyone please?
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