I was trying to connect my laptop to my computer where I have DSL cable internet which I'd like to share for my laptop. Since I'm bit lacking money currently, I've decided to go for a wifi adapter for the pc since the laptop already has a built in card.
/Laptop: Atheros AR5007eg, PC: TP-Link TL-WN322G USB 2.0 adapter 54mb/
I've tried to create a ad-hoc connection but failed. Eventually I've figured not to let Windows configure the connection so now I have TP-Links utility managing it on the PC and Toshiba Atheros Client Utility on the laptop /eventhough it's an acer but it did not come with a software, seems to work though I might be wrong/.
I've set up a ad-hoc connection /on the pc it sas: Station / on channel 1, WirelessMode: 2.4GHz, I've set SSID, Networktype:Ad hoc, Authentication:Shared key, Encryption:WEP /I've set a 13 character key/.
I've tried to set the same things on the laptop so SSID same, channel same, Pre-Shared key /same as on pc/ for security options, WirelessMode 2,4Ghz /54mb/ and 2,4Ghz /11mb/ both checked, Type: Ad-hoc, 802.11b portable: Long only /tried Short-Long too/, Wireless mode when Starting up: 2,4gh /11mb/ /tried 54mb option too/.
Result, laptop and PC sas connected, signal excelent. Can ping laptop but cannot ping PC. Connection not firewalled. Internet shared /not like it would work/.
Tried Access point mode on PC, added MAC address of laptop. It appeared on the list on the PC's utility. Changed laptop setting from Ad-hoc to infrastructure. Can ping laptop, cannot ping PC /request timed out/ but shows "Connected".
What am I doing wrong? This is the first time I'm trying to create a wireless connection, but I really want to make this work. Ideas?