No IP Address?


New Member
This is my first time posting on these forums so bear with me.

I'm trying to use a laptop as a wifi receiver for my desktop as it is impossible for me to get a LAN cord to it ATM. When I troubleshoot problems it comes up with "Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration.

The IPC4 of both computers is set to automatically acquire an IP and DNS. I have a feeling I'm supposed to manually set them to something but I'm just not sure what :(

Please help me guys!


Extraordinary Member
To use your laptop on a WiFi network, you need some WiFi entrypoint/router with DHCP service enabled. This router provides your laptop with a valid IP address during startup. You won't get it from your desktop. You also need that router to 'route' / direct your network trafic, without it it gets lost.
I don't know what network components you have and what is available in your country. May be it's worthwile to visit a local computer store and ask for advice.