Strange adapter problem

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by bigbrian, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. bigbrian

    bigbrian Guest

    I've just finished building a new computer, and its exhibiting a
    strange problem.

    The setup:
    PC (broadband enabled via NIC), and with ICS
    WLAN consisting of a PCMCIA card in the laptop, USB wireless in the
    PC, and a WAP between the two

    On the old setup this all worked OK. The new PC includes the NIC and
    the USB wireless adapters that were previously in use in the old
    machine. Win XP all round

    The problem:
    The internet on the new machine works fine as long as I don't have the
    USB wireless adapter plugged into the PC. When I plug in the USB
    adapter, the internal network works OK with file sharing, but the
    internet connection disappears completely - unavailable on *either*
    machine. Simply unplug the USB wireless adapter and the internet comes
    back on the host PC (but obviously with the network now unavailable,
    no internet on the laptop)

    I've looked in the device manager, and there are no conflicts on
    either of these devices. There is a yellow question mark under "Other
    devices/Ethernet controller" which I think is the onboard LAN that I'm
    not using on the motherboard (Asus P4P800)

    Any suggestions on how to get both adapters working at the same time?


    bigbrian, Jul 22, 2003
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    Rob Morley Guest

    I'd guess you're using the same IP address for both the NIC and the WAP.
    Rob Morley, Jul 22, 2003
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  3. bigbrian

    bigbrian Guest

    No, alreay checked that. Completely different. The internal network is
    on and the NIC has the IP address advised by the ISP

    bigbrian, Jul 22, 2003
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