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  1. #1
    MartyP
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    Wireless Router to Laptop - Internet

    Infrastructure:
    Windows 2000 server running ICS to a wireless router (DLINK) routing
    traffic to 2 Vista Laptops in the house. The Win2000 server connects
    to internet via dialup cell modem.

    Everthing seems to work fine except one thing. 80% of all websites
    can make it to my Vista laptop but I have about 20% that always
    timeout. When this happens, I can remote connect to my Win2000 and
    run IE on the server and view the troublesome websites just fine.
    Most of the problems seem to be with complex websites. Believe it or
    not, Microsoft.com is one of the sites that will not make it to the
    laptop but I can see it fine on the server.

    Any thoughts?

    As a secondary question, is it worth it to run my server thru a
    wireless router? Can I do the same thing if I just plug a USB
    wireless thumb-drive (card, pen-drive, connector, whatever) into the
    USB port of the server?

    Thanks,
    Marty

  2. #2
    Char Jackson
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    Re: Wireless Router to Laptop - Internet

    On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:11:30 -0800 (PST), MartyP
    <mjpdatadev@gmail.com> wrote:

    >Infrastructure:
    >Windows 2000 server running ICS to a wireless router (DLINK) routing
    >traffic to 2 Vista Laptops in the house. The Win2000 server connects
    >to internet via dialup cell modem.
    >
    >Everthing seems to work fine except one thing. 80% of all websites
    >can make it to my Vista laptop but I have about 20% that always
    >timeout. When this happens, I can remote connect to my Win2000 and
    >run IE on the server and view the troublesome websites just fine.
    >Most of the problems seem to be with complex websites. Believe it or
    >not, Microsoft.com is one of the sites that will not make it to the
    >laptop but I can see it fine on the server.
    >
    >Any thoughts?


    My first thought is to ask what is the purpose of the Win2k Server?
    Why not connect the DLink router directly to your WAN connection, then
    connect the Win2k system to one of the D-Link's LAN ports? Whatever
    services it provides now would still be available that way, with the
    exception that your path to the Internet would be simpler/cleaner.

    Would that solve the page loading problems? I don't know, but it might
    be a good troubleshooting step, even if you have a reason not to leave
    it that way and go back to how you have it now.

    >As a secondary question, is it worth it to run my server thru a
    >wireless router? Can I do the same thing if I just plug a USB
    >wireless thumb-drive (card, pen-drive, connector, whatever) into the
    >USB port of the server?



  3. #3
    MartyP
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router to Laptop - Internet

    My first thought is to ask what is the purpose of the Win2k Server?
    > Why not connect the DLink router directly to your WAN connection, then
    > connect the Win2k system to one of the D-Link's LAN ports? Whatever
    > services it provides now would still be available that way, with the
    > exception that your path to the Internet would be simpler/cleaner.
    >
    > Would that solve the page loading problems? I don't know, but it might
    > be a good troubleshooting step, even if you have a reason not to leave
    > it that way and go back to how you have it now.
    >
    > >As a secondary question, is it worth it to run my server thru a
    > >wireless router? *Can I do the same thing if I just plug a USB
    > >wireless thumb-drive (card, pen-drive, connector, whatever) into the
    > >USB port of the server?


    Please check my post. This is not a cable connection. It is dialup
    via cell modem and I cannot plug a cell modem directly into my router.
    It needs DUN first. So, it DUN to Server to Router to Laptop.
    Thanks for responding though.

  4. #4
    Char Jackson
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    Re: Wireless Router to Laptop - Internet

    On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 16:57:24 -0800 (PST), MartyP
    <mjpdatadev@gmail.com> wrote:

    > My first thought is to ask what is the purpose of the Win2k Server?
    >> Why not connect the DLink router directly to your WAN connection, then
    >> connect the Win2k system to one of the D-Link's LAN ports? Whatever
    >> services it provides now would still be available that way, with the
    >> exception that your path to the Internet would be simpler/cleaner.
    >>
    >> Would that solve the page loading problems? I don't know, but it might
    >> be a good troubleshooting step, even if you have a reason not to leave
    >> it that way and go back to how you have it now.
    >>
    >> >As a secondary question, is it worth it to run my server thru a
    >> >wireless router? *Can I do the same thing if I just plug a USB
    >> >wireless thumb-drive (card, pen-drive, connector, whatever) into the
    >> >USB port of the server?

    >
    >Please check my post.


    It wasn't in your initial post, that's why I asked. :)

    >This is not a cable connection. It is dialup
    >via cell modem and I cannot plug a cell modem directly into my router.
    >It needs DUN first. So, it DUN to Server to Router to Laptop.
    >Thanks for responding though.


    What about giving yourself an early Christmas present of a wireless
    router that accepts a cellular data card as its WAN connection?

    Sorry, I'm probably not being helpful. Seriously, I would try to get
    away from ICS as a middle man, if possible.


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