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SMCWUSB-G ad hoc problem

I want to set up an ad hoc network between two laptops: one has a built-in Intel wireless card (call it 'A'), the other has the external SMC (call it 'B'). The problem is:

  1. If I set up the network on A first, the adapter on B simply doesn't see it.
  2. If I set it up on B first, A will see it and will try to connect to it, but I get a message from Windows "Waiting for network...". After a few minutes, A gives up trying. During this process, the LED on the USB adapter flashes quickly and B receives about 4-6 fragments per second.
The driver is up-to-date and reinstalling it didn't help. The adapter worked with infrastructural networks and the above happened other computers, too.

Thanks for your help.

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  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    I've a notebook with a intel wireless card anda desktop pc with a smc wireless adapter.Upto now I get both computers connected without problems, but now I can't connect them and share the dsl connection. The problem seems to be the notebook gets an ip 169.xxx.xxx.xxx intead of a 192.xxx.xxx.xxx. The desktop computer gets a 192.xxx.xxx.xxx that is fine. After a while I setup my notebook ip address manually and this way one computer see the other. But the notebook can't connect to internet.

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