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I've added an asus Wl-138G WLAN card to my Desktop PC, which is the gateway PC for my Internet connection. The Desktop also has another LAN port which I had been using to connect the laptop to.(I've disabled this LAN for the time being) I'm trying to connect my laptop wirelessly to my desktop, giving my laptop full file/print sharing and internet access. I hope to set up the WL-138G card in ad-hoc mode (although I'm having problems configuring the card, as it seems determined to activate ICS!!).

I'm struggling with the Traffic Policy configuration of KWF, as I can't seem to add the Wireless Card Interface into my rules. In theory, what should I be doing to allow unrestricted access between the laptop and Firewall? I am able to add any source/destination *except* for anything related to the wireless interface! I ran through the Rules Wizard and it didn't add any 'Local Traffic' rules, which I think it should have. Does that mean that the firewall doesn't recognize any connected network interfaces - including the wireless interface?

I was planning to assign the Wireless interface on the Desktop manually assigned IP (, Sub ( Gateway - Automatic.

On the laptop, I have assigned the IP as, Sub and gateway of - does that sound right?

this really is as far from plug and play as I can imagine!! if there's anything else I have missed please let me know, I'm pretty new to networking.

many thanks,


KWF v6.1.3

[Updated on: Wed, 15 March 2006 17:40]

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