RE: absurdly simple LAN problem
Is what I'm trying to do even possible? Or am I missing something
Have you made your mind up because of the operation type of your network?
Peer-to-peer or ad-hoc mode:
This mode is a method for wireless devices to directly communicate with each
other. Operating in ad-hoc mode allows wireless devices within range of each
other to discover and communicate in peer-to-peer fashion without involving
central access points. This is typically used by two PCs to connect to one
another, so that one can share the other's Internet connection for example,
as well as for wireless mesh networks.
This mode of wireless networking bridges a wireless network to a wired
Ethernet network. Infrastructure mode wireless also supports central
connection points for WLAN clients. A wireless access point is required for
infrastructure mode wireless networking, which serves as the central WLAN
communication station. This is typically used by a stand-alone base-station
(such as a Broadband/ADSL connection box).