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Router to share internet only

Question: Router to share internet only

An identical thread was closed because "We don't assist in the use of P2P applications" I am not asking assistance in the use of p2p. I mentioned that I use it for p2p because the truth is that my whole family uses that notebook including my little brothers. They surf any websites and download many things (including p2p, but I am not asking assistance for that) and it gets virus from time to time. My idea was to share the internet connection but still have two different networks. Or something that will give me peace of mind knowing that no matters how many hackers (Yeah, I know they don't care about my pc but anyway...) are controlling my notebook they will not be able to go from there to the desktop. But just saying that I use it for p2p and It might get a virus was simpler.

I think this thead is not against the rules so I paste the other one again. If it is against the rules, well, close it (What can I say )

Originally Posted by Hartman87
I have a Linksys wrt54G v5 router. I use it to share internet with a desktop pc and a wifi laptop. I use the laptop for p2p so it might get a virus. I use my desktop pc only for secure things. So, how do I have to do so I only share internet. In case a hacker gets into my laptop he will not be able to infect my desktop pc.

I uninstalled "file and printer sharing" and "client for microsoft networks in both pc. Also, the name of the workgroup is different for each pc. Also, C: is not allowed to be shared in any. Is that enough? Can I download anything in my laptop without worrying my desktop pc will be infected?

If not, is there something I can do so that they will be in different networks?

Thank you all!
unless your router can support sub networks, you won't be able to do that. Besides the router blocks most of the attacks. Plus hackers tend to go for businesses not end users.

The only thing you will need is a software firewall like ZoneAlarm. As for viruses, get AVG Antivirus.

Thanks for your answer.

So, with a firewall, no matter if the notebook is controlled, I will be fine.

But just for peace of mind, is there a router you know that support sub networks? If that was the case, then would it be as if the notebook wasn't there (I mean for desktop concerns)? In that case, even If I didn't have a firewall in the desktop It wouldn't matter that the notebook is controlled?

Can I get the same using two routers?


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Answer: Router to share internet only

OK, we'll give you the benefit of the doubt. If you want real protection, buy a second router. Install the first one as you normally would, and then plug the WAN/Internet port of the second router into one of the LAN ports of the router connected to the broadband modem. Put the "secured" machine(s) on the second router. They'll be protected by the NAT layer of the router from anything happening on the first router or the Internet. What I normally do is put the secondary router in the DMZ of the primary router so I can run with no restrictions if I want to forward any ports.

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I have a Linksys wrt54G v5 router. I use it to share internet with a desktop pc and a wifi laptop. I use the laptop for p2p so it might get a virus. I use my desktop pc only for secure things. So, how do I have to do so I only share internet. In case a hacker gets into my laptop he will not be able to infect my desktop pc.

I uninstalled "file and printer sharing" and "client for microsoft networks in both pc. Also, the name of the workgroup is different for each pc. Also, C: is not allowed to be shared in any. Is that enough? Can I download anything in my laptop without worrying my desktop pc will be infected?

If not, is there something I can do so that they will be in different networks?

Thank you all!

Answer:Router to share internet only

Hartman87 said:

I have a Linksys wrt54G v5 router. I use it to share internet with a desktop pc and a wifi laptop. I use the laptop for p2p so it might get a virus. I use my desktop pc only for secure things. So, how do I have to do so I only share internet. In case a hacker gets into my laptop he will not be able to infect my desktop pc.

I uninstalled "file and printer sharing" and "client for microsoft networks in both pc. Also, the name of the workgroup is different for each pc. Also, C: is not allowed to be shared in any. Is that enough? Can I download anything in my laptop without worrying my desktop pc will be infected?

If not, is there something I can do so that they will be in different networks?

Thank you all!Click to expand...

unless your router can support sub networks, you won't be able to do that. Besides the router blocks most of the attacks. Plus hackers tend to go for businesses not end users.

The only thing you will need is a software firewall like ZoneAlarm. As for viruses, get AVG Antivirus.

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Here is the thing:

I have internet cable connected from my cable modem to a pc (winxp pro) with a usb cable. I want to connect a laptop to it using the ethernet card on the laptop (winxp home) and the ethrnet card on the pc. I do the set local area network on the pc with internet stating its the one directly connected and I do the same thing with the laptop but I state its connected to internet under another pc. I reboot both and nothing happens. The laptop has wireless lan and the normal ethernet and I have several unplugged devices in the taskbar same with the pc, I tried each ethernet card separately and they work fine, but I cant get to share the internet on the big pc on to the laptop. I have a router and when I connect the laptop my isp pops up and states I have to call them and have them charge me for the extra connection. Any ideas or things I can do this is really important :/ .

Answer:I want to share my internet with another pc w/o a router or hub etc.

1. Plug your laptop into the PC using a crossover ethernet cable.

2. Get into Network Connections on your desktop.

3. Select your USB -> Modem connection and your Desktop -> Laptop connection at the same time by holding down Control.

4. Right-click on one of them and click Bridge Connections.

"should work"

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I have a windows 2003 server (DNS, DHCP, Active Dir, Print Server, File Server) and was using ICS until today, yeah big mistake i know, but i learnt the hard way!

All computers on the network are connected via 2 8 port switches.

I have a spare router D-link DSL 500 which has a built in modem.

My question is, how would I configure the router to simply share the internet connection across the whole network? I have a spare network card in the server not being used, would it be as simple as plugging one of the 4 ethernet ports on the router into the servers network card?

Thanks in advance.

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i have a router : siemens sl2-141 and i connected it via ethernet in my pc and i have full access to the internet. Now i want to share the internet connection to the other pc i've got at home... will i need extra hardware ? how can i do that ? shall i connect the other pc with the router via another ethernet cable or to connect the two pcs via ethernet ? the other pc has also an ethernet port.... Thanks in advance ;D

Answer:share internet into 2 pcs with a router

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This is the equipment I have in my possession right now:

Laptop, with a network card
Desktop, with a network card
8 port hub
Toshiba cable modem (with usb and ethernet connection, ISP: Earthlink)
lots of ethernet cables
Right now my network is setup as follows:

Laptop connected to Earthlink's cable modem via ethernet.
What I want:

Have the internet on both computers, without needing the other computer to be on.
What I think i need:

a router (so that internal ip addressing will let me share my internet independent of the other computer)
What i dont know how to do:

where to get a router
what type of router to get
how to operate a router
what kind of settings need to be tweaked
how to wire the network
What would be nice:

later on if i want to hookup another computer, i wouldnt have to do any tweaking.
later on if i want to hookup an Xbox or a PS2 for online gaming, i wouldnt have to mess with the insides of something sacred as an Xbox/PS2
Hows that? how much would i have to spend on a router, if thats what i actually need. What if i get a wireless router? what do i need to put in the laptop and desktop so that they can communicate with the wireless router (i believe its something called an access point thing? not sure...) and how would that work with something like an Xbox or PS2

Thanks in advance

Answer:Trying to share internet using a router

Buy a Linksys BEFSR41 router at Best Buy. It's about $50 at most. It supports 4 computers. setup is simple, the 'manual' is a big foldout sheat with pictures. You access it's settings through your browser. I don't like wireless routers, they are always having connection problems. Wired connections are never a problem. But if you want wireless then get the Linksys WRT54G 4 port router with wireless. It's about $70.

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Ok for some reason this is driving me up the wall. I guess I have only done this a few times and that was a long time ago. I am trying to connected a laptop and a desktop together (ad hoc connnection; wireless cards in both computers) and trying to share internet with my DSL connection. I have all firewalls turned off and ICS turned on. I can share files but internet does not work on my laptop. Trying to bridge connections sends my DSL connection up the wall.

Then I got an idea to try to use my linksys ethernet bridge hooked up to my DSL modem and then trying to share internet between the 2 wireless cards: ie one in the laptop and one in the pc. However I could not ping the bridge or at least it did not work. So I am confused now. Anyone who gives me a step by step instruction on this easy task gets a cookie

Answer:Trying to share internet without a router

Bridges don't talk to client cards. An AP would do that. Well, you might could actually get it to work if you made the bridge an Ad Hoc device. Anyway, you get one IP from yor provider unless your paying for more so it's unlikely that setup would work anyway. Nont to mention, the bridge is probably getting the public IP so it stops there.

Same thing for trying to bridge your two network connections on a PC. not the scenario you'd do that here. Routers are so cheap I can't see a valid reason not to buy one but if you don't want to then your stuck with ICS or other NAT/Proxy software. If you are getting an IP on the ICS client from the ICS host and can move data back and forth but not get to internet sites by name, it's probably a DNS issue.

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Okay, here's what i have to say in brief:
I have this internet connection connected to my pc, i have another NIC installed for routing this internet to other computers. I have TP-LINK Wireless router and all I want to do is connect the internet to my PC first then connect router to my PC via another NIC so that the router can route that internet!
Any help is highly appreciated; i have been trying hard but really end up in dead-end everytime
I connected my router's WAN port via 2nd NIC and set the router to static mode (don't know what i have to do here)

Answer:Share my PC's internet using router (pc to router and router to other)

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I am currently in a student housing and have an internet connection through a lan cable that comes out of the wall, so i have no access to anything. I just bought a eeepc with windows 7 and have an older laptotp with also windows 7. My old laptop is connected to internet and i would like to share that connection to the other one using wireless without a router. I looked on internet and found out it was possible with some tutorials for xp and vista.

Windows XP: Set up a wireless network without a router

But i cant seem to figure out what's wrong. My second computer connects to the network I set up with the 1st one but there is no internet access.

Anyone ever had this problem? did i forget something?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:How to share internet connection without a router

Hi longlife,

What are your system specs and what type of router are you using?

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I know that 1-way internet via satellite only has download and needs an upload source...If I have a broadband 128k connection (to be used as the upload source) and lets say, a 1mb connection via can I connect them both at the same time to the router, knowing that the router only has 1 port for the internet cable to be plugged-in?

Any help is much appreciated...

Answer:How can I share an Internet Via Sat (1-way) connection on several pcs? (router)

I don't know how you'd use a standard broadband router for this task. My guess is that you'll need to consider either ICS and a host Windows system, or perhaps a Linux rig of some sort. Since you have some sort of broadband, why not just increase the speed of that service and forget about the satellite connection?

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Hello all,

Long story short, I moved to a new apartment and have to wait a month or even more to get my DSL internet, so I temporarily got myself a USB 3G device to have some access to the internet till I get my DSL line.

I live in Bahrain so I don't think you guys will know much about the ISPs over here. The USB acts as 3G modem for a single PC that's connected to it, what I want is to share that internet using my D-Link DIR-655 router so I'd be able to connect my iPhone and PS3 as well.

Any ideas to get that setup working as smoothly as possible would be great. DIR-655's default gateway is, and the auto DHCP range IIRC is to

Answer:Share 3G USB modem internet through DIR-655 router?

Use Internet connection sharing on the laptop. Or use something like Connectify.

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I have two PC one XP and one 7. At first they were working. but after reinstalling windows 7. It suddenly won't work.

The strange thing is that I didn't change the router settings and that my drivers are working fine.

Is it possible that the ISP change their setting and decided not to allow internet sharing anymore?

When I tried ping or tracert, it says request unreachable. But when I directly connect the modem to the LAN card, internet works fine.

Answer:Can't share internet connection via router

Do you have mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager?

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Just got a wireless card for my windows xp dell upstairs so it can get internet from wireless router downstairs. Dell says it is connected (signal stregth very good, it does say logged in as associate) but internet is not working on the dell. How can i fix it?

Answer:How do you get wireless router to share Internet connection?

Correct/Latest Drivers for the wireless card?

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I want to share my internet connection to the wireless router just for the wireless feature, sure I could connect the ethernet cable to the router but the router is 10/100 and my internet connection is 1000 so I'd lose a lot of speed. I have 2 network cards in my PC and I've connected the ethernet cable to one of my network cards and another cable to my second network card and to the wireless's router internet socket.
I tried selecting the Local Area Connection that has the internet and tried the "allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection", but then I can't access the modem through

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Any help on how to achieve this ?

Answer:I want to share the internet connection from PC to a wireless router

Connect the 2nd router to one of the open ports of the first router, this makes it then setup the wifi. That leaves three ports open on the first router that is 1000.

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Hi, I'm switching from landline ISP to mobile ISP (dongle). So I'm thinking of sharing 3G dongle (ZTE MF190) internet connection with other PC, device etc, through D-Link modem+router(DSL-2640B) that I use for landline internet connection before. Is this possible?

I notice that I cannot use homegroup via D-Link anymore after connecting to 3G dongle.
I've tried ICS(internet connection sharing) but to no avail.

Thanks for further assistance..

Answer:Share 3G dongle internet connection with Wi-Fi router

You will probably find it easiest to use one of these: - Cradlepoint Wireless 3G/4G N Router (MBR90)

That way the router remains the access point.

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Hi,I'm trying to set up a wireless home network through a wireless ADSL modem router, but I can't seem to allow my laptops to connect through the internet. The router I'm using is a Belkin ADSL High-Speed Mode Wireless G Router (#F5D7633UK4A) and I was able to connect my main desktop computer successfully to the internet with my ISP (AOL). However, when I try to connect to the internet wirelessly using my laptops (IBM Thinkpad R50e and Dell Inspiron 510m, both Centrino models with built in wireless adaptors) it just gives me a "page cannot be displayed" error on the web browser. I tried switching off Norton firewall but it doesn't help. I've attempted to ping to my router from my laptops using command prompt but it gives me a request time out error. The default gateway for the router is, which works when pinging with the desktop computer but doesn't with the laptops. I've also tried assigning each computer an unique IP address (192.168.2.XXX) but it also doen't seem to work. I'm running out of ideas to see where I've gone wrong, so any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Can't share internet via wireless ADSL router

Try click here on both laptops....

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Hi Everyone
I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed, using USB 3G device connect though the Internet. The problem is I have 3 machines and a spare router that I want to share the Internet.

Can you please advise how to share the internet from a laptop through a router ?

Answer:Unable to share the internet from a laptop through a router

I would buy a cheap 3G router from ebay and configure that.

eBay: 3G router

I have configured one before and it works fine providing you have a good signal.

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I am finding that my internet connection via Pdanet (tethering my Android phone) on my PC is faster than the satelllite connection via my wireless router. I am trying to find out if there is any way for me to share my Pdanet internet connection via the wireless router. I have tried ICS and have found it does not work and the Pdanet support FAQ confirmed my suspicion that ICS could not be used to share the Pdanet internet connection.

I have my Android phone tethered to a PC with Windows 7 64 bit OS via Pdanet. The phone is Android OS 2.1, so making it a wifi hot spot is not an option. I have also tried rooting the phone and using Wireless Tether but found that my phone lacks the necessary networking to make Wireless Tether work - so that's not an option either! Pdanet works fine and is actually quite fast.

What I am wanting to do is connect to my Linksys router and somehow allow my Pdanet internet connection to be shared with other PCs via the router. Thought about creating a network bridge between the Pdanet modem and Linksys, but when I click on the 2 connections the option for network bridge does not even appear. Perhaps Pdanet will not allow it? I don't know. So my next thought was to connect my PC to Linksys and somehow route my Pdanet connection back through the router. Is that possible? I have read some things that talk about hard wiring the PC to the router but don't want to do that if I it's not necessary as it would mean relocating my router w... Read more

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I have searched through the forums, googled, and tried linksys and MS, still having trouble. So hopefully someone here can help.

I have a wireless Linksys router that has 4 connections for a wired setup. I had used the router for my Xbox that was upstairs but had my pc downstairs at the other end of the house. I switched over my Xbox from wireless to wired after running the house with CAT5 through the walls and in the attic down to my office.

My main PC (WinXP) is connected to the first wired port of the router and my Xbox to the second port. They both work fine. I recently acquired a laptop running Win2K and tried connecting to port 3 of the router to gain internet access in the bedroom upstairs. The router lights up showing that is recognizing a connection with the laptop, but the activity lights do not light up. When I disconnect the Cat5 from the laptop the laptop says the network has been disconnected.

I set the LAN connections to autodetect IP etc. etc. and as far as I can tell, all the settings on the Win2K laptop match my XPpro desktop. Is there something I am missing?

Thanks (Sorry for the long explanation)

Answer:Share internet with cable modem and router?

rbarr110 said:

I set the LAN connections to autodetect IP etc. etc. and as far as I can tell, all the settings on the Win2K laptop match my XPpro desktop. Is there something I am missing?Click to expand...

Have you checked ipconfig (open the command window and run "ipconfig /all" to see if the autodetect is pulling in the information correctly?

There really shouldn't be anything beyond plugging in the cable as far as the router is concerned.

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Hi Everyone

I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed, using USB 3G device connect though the Internet. The problem is I have 3 machines and a spare router that I want to share the Internet.

Can you please advise how to share the internet from a laptop through a router ?

Answer:Unable to share the Internet from a laptop through a router

Hello! Sadly, for all intents and purposes, it just doesn't work like that. I'm not saying it's impossible, because I have read how techies have made this happen - but it requires an insane amount of configuration, 3rd party software, a little programming, and a good grasp of linux. The router has to have the internet connection to share out to other computers. Go and get a wifi hotspot instead of a 3G USB device. The wifi hotspot, depending on the provider, should support up to 5+ connections. Another option is the see what ISPs are in your area, get service at your residence, then you could use the router. Hope this helps!

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I got a friends permission to use their wireless internet. I can only connect in a certain spot in the house. I want to connect wirelessly and then share the connection through the ethernet into MY wireless router, and broadcast through my house. How would I go about doing this??

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Dear friends

I need some help on adding an additional computer to a home network.

At present, I have a Netgear WGR614 Wireless Router. Two computers are connected to it. The main computer, a desktop is a Pentium IV 1.5 Ghz computer connected via an Dlink NIC card. The second computer, a Fujitsu laptop 2.4 Ghz 512 Mb computer is connected wirelessly to the router. Both computers can see each other fine and can connect to the internet with no problems.

The problem came up when I added another computer to the set up. It is a Celeron based computer with a Realtek NIC card. I coonected it via the NIC card to the same router. It is able to see the two other computers in the network. The main problem is the internet access. For some reason, when I connected the third computer, my internet access through the main computer is pretty much gone! I can't access the internet. The third computer can't seem to access the internet also. When I detach the lan cable from the third computer from the router, the main computer accesses the internet normally!

Question: What things should I be checking on the :

a. router settings
b. third computer settings
c. main computer settings
d. Possible conflicts

Any help would be highly appreciated.


Answer:Inability to share internet access through a wireless router

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Am a new Networking BEE I had built a small network of 20 systems at my office and there I had connected a switch and router.

All the switch ports have been covered by all the systems and one port is given to the router

And also I connected a HUB to the switch ..

It works fine for my internet connections to all the systems but how do i make authentication of passwords and username to my network systems from one server which I use server 2003 at one system

let me know the detailed step by step procedure to build.........

I would feel very happy If at all any Suggestions for me to make my Business grow.....

As early as possible ................

Thanks in Advance


Answer:Connection of Router to Switch and also a Hub to Switch - N/W systems internet share

>>I use server 2003 at one system

you need to enable Network Login, but that requires that win2003 have

a domain controller
a DHCP service
and a DNS service.
the Domain Controller is just another name for LDAP and it becomes the control point
for all systems.

get some books on Configuring Win2003 Server

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I have been trying for some time to accomplish the title result. I'm not techie enough to do it.

What I want is to be able to use a Tablet to read in the rear of my home (which is out of range for incoming wifi signal.)

If I can set up the computer to do this, I will cable connect to a router in that area.
I have two computers and could use either.

1.a PC running XP (should update to windows 8.1, but have never bothered to do that, since XP works just fine. (I had this computer sharing to the router, when I had DSL internet connection, using Windows wizard to set it up) Couldn't get it to work when I switched to WIFI internet access) I could switch to win 7 or 8.1 if that would help.

2. a Lap Top running WIN 8.1,

Any help is appreciated.

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Hi, I have a simple network at home that consists of 2 PCs connected via a crossover cable. They are both running Windows XP Pro. I ran the network wizard on both machines and can share the internet connection fine. However neither computer can share files with the other or share the printer.

When I set folders to ?share this folder on the network? the folder is not visible on the other computer. Both computers have IP addresses set, however neither computer is able to ping the other.

When Computer.A (host of the internet connection) goes to Start -> My Network Places -> ?view workgroup computers? all that shows up in the list is Computer.A.

However if I try to go to ?view workgroup computers? on Computer.B I get the following error message:

?Mshome is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator etc.
The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available?

I have searched the forums and found various steps that I have tried, but I still am not able to get this to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Can share internet but can't share files

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

The quickest fix is a router/hub rather than peer to peer cable.
Do you have file and print sharing turned on?
Try setting up network wizard to something other than "MSHOME"
You might have only internet sharing turned on.
Did you create the files for network or just "finish network setup",
in the wizard?

This has helped me by setting guest password.

spike said:

Protect your guest account - The guest account can be used by hackers and/or malware to gain greater access to your machine, even when turned off. The guest account can't be removed. However, you can disable it, but this can affect the functionality of your computer. Instead, what you can do, and what you probably should do, is put a strong password on it, and then leave it safely turned off. You do this by opening a command window (start -> run -> type "cmd" and press enter). at the command prompt, type net user guest <password> (where <password> is your chosen password, being something you can remember). After hitting the enter key, the guest account will be password protected. If your machine is networked and authenticating as guest, then you'll need this password to access network shares - if you tell it to remeber the password, it will only ask the once.Click to expand...


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hi, i searched but couldt find nothing specific about the topic... I have to computers conected thru a crossover cable and i can share files and i see the other computer on the network, but the one that doesnt connect to the ISP directly wont have internet, it is dial up internet and i have the tcp/ip adresses to 192.168 ... or whatever it is that i cant remember right now that you are supposed to use, i couldnt get it so i ran the assistant and then it is supposed to have internet because i can see it connected to the isp from the laptop but then im not able to connnect to the internet and i dont remeber where but i found an option where http and https where disabled, so i enabled them and tried to surf and i couldnt first i tought that was the problem but it didnt work, anyone has any suggestions??

Answer:can share files but cant share internet

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Hi all,

I recently purchased a new routeur, D-Link's DIR-825. I am quite happy with it's performance so far, the main reason I bought this model was that it has a USB port so that I could use a HDD as a network.

I installed the "Shareport" utility provided by D-Link and yesterday I finally got around to plug my HDD into the routeur. Things went smoothly and I was able to "connect" to the drive from my home computer.

I then turn on my laptop, which is my work computer, and tried to connect to the drive. Shareport told me that it was already connected and needed to be disconnected.

I mean the whole idea behind me buying a routeur with a USB port was to have a hard drive that would serve as a network backup that could be accessed by both computers at any given time...

Besides, if only one computer can be connected to it at a time that's not what I call sharing, the "Shareport" utility should have a different name then.

Now is that inherent to this type of setup or is it simply a show of the software limited capabilities?



Answer:Can't share a HDD through a router

If you share a folder on your home computer does your work computer see it? If not then your work computer and your home computer probably believe they are on two different networks.

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Hello all,

Okay hear is the problem that I am faced with... I have a Virgin Mobile MC760 3G broadband device, I want to share that 3G internet connection with my D-Link DIR-615 router so that I can connect to the 3G over WiFi on my other devices.

The host computer that the 3G device would be plugged into is running Windows XP version 2002 Service Pack 2.

I realize that they do sell 3G routers but I would like to use the D-Link DIR-615 that I already have to avoid buying another router. I also realize that it may be easier to share the connection by creating a wireless network on the host computer and then enable internet sharing, I don't want to do this I need to share the connection through the router.

I don't know if it is possible to do this but any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Is it possible to share a 3G connection through a router?

You will need a second network card on the PC so that you can connect it to the router and use Internet Connection Sharing.

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Purchased a D-LINK DI804HV router and two DFE-530TX network cards for my two computers. Ran set up and installed everything, and I have access to Internet with both, and can print off of the same printer with both, but I have not been able to access the files from one computer to the other.
I have both W2K and W/98 set up on both computers, though I mainly use the 2K at boot on both computers. Am I doing something wrong, or is this something that can not be done? Can I access the files off Computer #1 from Computer #2 and visa versa?
Thanks ever so much

Answer:can't file share with router

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I have a printer that's connected to my Mac. My wife's PC has a printer but it's not working. So, I figured I'd connect to my printer through her PC on the network, right?

Well, I went into her "printers" folder and didn't see mine listed. When I went to "add a printer," I told it that the printer is a "network printer" and then I tried to browse to find it. I see "sean kirkland's computer" listed on the network (that's my name), but when I try to click on this, it asks for a password and none of the ones I'd use work.

I had gone into my Mac and under the Sharing folder, I enabled "Windows sharing" and "printer sharing." I set up my wife as a user on my computer and set a password (just in case I even need to do this). It gave me an address that said "windows users can access this computer using //192.168......" I leave out the rest for security reasons. However, when I try to type this in her browser, it only leads me to a yahoo search saying it can't find this.

I'm not sure, but I think I'd need to find out exactly what password the PC is looking for when it asks for it (when I'm trying to open my computer's icon on her network listings). I also don't know much about the "network neighborhood," either. I enjoy trying to decipher and learn PC's. They're much different from Macs!

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Answer:trying to share a Mac's printer with a PC on same router

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i have a bt broadband router not wireless, it is connected to the pc via LAN card, i want to be able to also connect a laptop wired to the router to share broadbant but, there is only one connection port, if i use a hub or switch can i overcome this problem.i dont want to network just share the internet connection.what is the cheapest option, will be greatful for any suggestionsgeorge

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I have XP trying to share dial-up to my kids computer it has 98. I have bought & installed the fast ethernet card on both computers. I ran ICS on both computers. My computer with XP will connect, But the 98 can't. When I go into network connections I see my dial-up connection and Local area connection2 but says "Network cable unplugged". Should I see my computer and my kids computer in there? I don't know I feel like I'm running in circles..... Please someone HELP

Answer:Share dial-up without a router/hub?

Is your network cable a crossover cable?

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Up until recently everything was fine with just the one router (A). Everyone was able to see the shared files and use the printer. But due to poor range I had to get a 2nd router (B).

Problem: Folks using router "B" can't see shared files or print.

They get all pissy when they have to connect to router "A" just to print.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I think i have to set up router B..not sure

Answer:Unable to share w/2nd router...HELP?

what is your current configuration? have you tried having the di524 use the airlink's DHCP server (rather than assigning it's own IP addresses)?

try disabling the d links DHCP server and using the airlinks might fix the problems

also do ensure that the subnets match

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How do you and can you setup 2 Computers, one with Windows XP, the other with Windows 98, to share files and printers over a Linksys Router? Don't you need a hub?

Answer:How to File Share with Router

Please do not post your question in more than one place. Your answers will be scattered all over and people cannot see whatall you have tried.
Plus it tends to p*ss people off!

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I have got a new router here.

Zyxel P-2812HNU-P1

It has USB on it.

How do I share an USB sticker or a HDD from it on the network ?

Answer:share an USB sticker on a network router

Here is a screenshot of what is in the router's manual about USB connection.

How is that been made in windows 7 ?

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Now I am setting up a printer sharing for my network. I like to share the printer which is connected to a PC behind a linksys cable/dsl router. The router is connected to WAN. Then, I like to print from a PC that is also connected to WAN. I can share the printer when I connected its PC to WAN directly (mean no router between PC and connection jack). But, when I put it behind the router, the printer-PC can't be identified (searched).

I also set the router's DMZ feature with the IP address of the printer-PC to have router allow inbound connection to the printer-PC. But when I type in the internet IP address of the router (not the local ip in the web browser of the other PC that needs printer sharing, this inbound connection is not forwarded to the printer-PC.

Can anyone of you please give me suggestion on router configuration? Thanks..

Answer:Outside PC want to share a printer behind a linksys router

FIrst, printer sharing has nothing to do with web pages, so trying to access the server computer with a web browser is useless. Well, unless you have activated a webserver there or you are using some special print server software that has a web page.

Assuming that you are using Windows file and printer sharing, then exposing this to the internet is a bad, bad, bad idea.

Setting up a print server with a JetDirect service is slightly better. The right way to do it is a VPN solution or some kind of secure tunneling using SSH or something similar.

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I have printed out sheet after sheet off the Internet on setting up a wireless network and sharing printers.I have followed the instructions to the letter and I still cannot get either a network link or a printer link to work.Can any one tell me in simpleton's terms how to do one or both of these what seem to be simple tasks. That is until I try it. Regards Bruz

Answer:Cannot share printer through a wireless router

Which operating system, because in Vista I did it with three printers on three machines in two minutes.Make sure that you have turned on all the necessary sharing options in Control Panel\Network and Sharing on all machines you want involved, they should be obvious. If not Vista then I'm afraid memory is a bit dim now.

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I have a Linksys WRT54G router, Westell modem, and BellSouth DSL. Not surprisingly, the router doesn't work (I don't think I've ever actually owned a router that works). I can access the configuration and the wireless network is working, but I can't get an Internet connection. I have it set to Automatic DHCP.

I don't know if this might be part of the problem, but this seemed odd to me: my computer has the same IP whether it's connected to the router or the modem, but the router has a completely different IP when it's connected to the modem:

Router to Modem:
Computer to Modem:
Computer to Router:

I have no firewall. The connection works when the computer is connected directly to the modem. Obviously, I've already tried resetting everything.

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Router doesn't share DSL

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I have ADSL WiFi router, i need to know can i share my PC files to my mobile phone using this ADSL router? If i can how do i do it?
Note:- I connected my router to the PC using a cable.


Answer:Can i share files using WiFi router?

Have a look here: Share Files Wirelessly Between Android and Any Computer | PCWorld Business Center

And here:

Basically, you're using a third-party file explorer that sets up a mini-server on your Android phone, which in turn hooks you up to your wireless network.

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I am trying to set up a simple home network whereby I can share files between 2 pic.PC 1 is connected via cable to my 02 router.PC3 (upstairs) is connected to the 02 router wirelessly. I don't have any problem with the internet connection but I've run the basic network setup wixard for XP - which is frustratingly vague on real detail - as was my Google search- all I can see is the PC i'm using in Network places in the wireless PC which isn't much help on it's own.I want to be able to share using the 02 router as go between (one wired/one wireless) or is that not possible?

Answer:Wires/wireless share using 02 router?

Have a look click here

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Hi i have just bought a router and i want to share the printer but through the router so you dont need the PC its connected to to be on.The only thing my Router accepts is wireless connection and Ethernet connections..but my printer is USB.Is there a thing to transfer it from USB to ethernet?thanxschaztait

Answer:Connect Printer to Router to share

Yes, you need a "Network Print Server". As your router is wireless, you could use a "wired" print server with it and still have wireless printing. click here

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OK herse the deal.;.

I have two computers, and i have a broadband blaster dsl modem connected to my DSL service which I get through AOL.

I have a BEFSR41 version 2 LINKSYS Etherfast Cable/DSL Router. (all update on firmware).

Ok, here is how everythin is connected....

My DSL MODEM is connected to a jack in the wall by an RJ cable, and is also connected to the LINKSYS router in the WAN port by a CAT-5 cable. My two computers and directly connected to the LINKSYS router, taking up 2 of the 4 available LAN ports (using CAT-5 cables). My AOL is set to sign on thrugh TCP/IP since I have a router. I can get on AOL DSL great, now heres the problem. I just finished setting up the other computers thats connected, and when I go to internet explorer i get no internet. On the router, the lights are on and it shows the connection is there.

I want to be able to go on one computer on the internet through internet explorer, as long as the other one is signed on AOL DSL.

I don't want it to be so that each computer has to individually sign on AOL to use internet.

Answer:AOL DSL, two computers, one linksys router, share?

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Ive just brought a trust 445A speedlink modem/router (4 ports)so that I could network two computers together both running xphome.I've had no problems getting both to connect to the internet. But getting the two computers to see each other has been a different matter all together.I've managed to get one to see the other, but when I try to connect it tells me that I don't have permission and see my administer (me) and the other one doesn't see at all?I have disabled both firewalls, and also giving perimission for both hard drives to share (I know that a bit silly but!)where do I go from here?I've tried the search but to no avail, if I remember rightly gaz25 (I think that was his name) actualy posted a dummies guide to setting up a home network, but try has I might I can't locate it at all.

Answer:network/router, computers won't see or share?

Are you sure you have disabled all firewalls? Including the ICF within XP?Have you given the home network group the same name on both machines?Try rebooting both machines.

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Can 2 Computers Share A Dsl Connection W/o A Router? (both Xp)

Answer:Can 2 Computers Share A Dsl Connection W/o A Router?

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I have 2 wireless cards on my laptop. 1 of them is currently turned on to connect to my wifi router downstairs. Now I have an xbox in my room connected to another wireless router that I want to share internet with. Is this possible? If not I have nic on my laptop but I still want to use the router. How do I go about doing this? If you can me some details about settings. Thanks.My router next to the xbox is Dlink Di-524.I'm running windows xp sp2 on my laptop

Answer:Share wireless with 2 wifi cards to router?


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I have two computers connected to a cable modem through a Linksys Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch. I can surf the internet just fine from both computers, but I can't do any file sharing between them. They are both Windows XP Professional SP2 with different computer names and the same workgroup name. When I go under My Nework Places and click on View Workgroup Computers, a dialog box pops up saying, "<Workgroup Name> is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available." It's just a simple home network that I'm trying to build and I have my user accounts on both computers are administrators. How can I be able to share files?

Answer:Unable to share files through Linksys Router

You can try going into the computer by using teh ip address. Whatever you setup your individual computers IP addresses through your router. Instead of using \\compname use //local IP

If this doesn't work post back.

:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:

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Hi there!
I have two computers an imac and a pc which i am using my pc as a server. When I used router to connect both computers to the same interent, my friends couldn't log into my server. even though I disabled the routers firewall , misteriously it would comeback and still my friends could not connect to the server. When I knocked out the router and connected my pc (the server) to the modem, then everything seemed to be ok. the problem is now I can't go online using my imac. The error message is something about invalid IP configuration. Apprantly, there is only one ip address available when using modem directly. I don't know how to solve it. Can I use splitter before modem? in that case, I guess, I will need two modems, is that true? and I am not sure if cable company will register two modems!!

I am very new in this and am trying to learn so many things. I would really appreciate if you could kindly help me.

Answer:how can I share 1 interenet line (cox cable) to a pc and mac without using router?

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ok here is the deal. My modem is connected to my Wireless router (belkin) which is connected to
1. My Desktop (through ethernet cable)
2. My Laptop (through WiFi)

I ve tried out a zillion tutorials n guides to 'share files' between my Desktop and Laptop. Nothing works...!

i ve tried with the firewalls turned off, network wizard, typing \\PC\Folder on the browser... etc etc....
Any help ll be appreciated,


i m able to ping the router from my laptop, but i cant ping my Desktop.

Answer:Solved: cannot share file over wireless router!

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I have a computer with some shared files on that I my LAN can access. However this is only on the immediate LAN

The computers then all go in to a router which has NAT enabled and connects to the rest of the work network.
I have opened up port 135 through 139 both UDP and TCP etc

How can I add this folder as a network share on the computers outside of NAT (it even has a web address pointing to it that works for the web file server)

any ideas?

Ps I know about the security implications and no I don't want to turn NAT off

Answer:Share Windows shared folder through router

I'm about 99% sure that file sharing will not work across networks.

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So I have this cisco router and I was wondering if I can share my cable internet connection between computers with it. Its a 2500 seris and has 2 serial ports and 1 ethernet console and AUX.

Someone suggested to me to buy a second one and link them with serial and have the internet going into the ethernet on one and through the serial to the second and the a link from the seconds' ethernet into a switch. Ideas?

Answer:Cisco router - share cable broardband?

you need one with 2 ethernet ports...or do what that person told you...

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A friend has an XP computer connected via an ethernet cable to an Orange Livebox wireless router/adsl modem. He's now bought a Vista wireless enabled laptop that he wants to connect wirelessly to the internet via router.However, he doesn't want the two computers to be networked to each other - he just wants them to share the internet connection.Can anyone please tell me whether this is possible?

Answer:Must computer network to share wireless router?

Then do not network the 2 comps.

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I am using a Netgear DG834 modem router to share a broadband internet connection. The internet works fine on both computers but I would also like to set up some folders on my XP computer to be shared by the ME computer. I have tried right-clicking on the folder I want to share and selecting Sharing and Security - Share this folder on the network but when I click on Apply I get the following error message :An error occurred while trying to share [folder name] The Server service is not started. The shared resource was not created at this time.

Answer:Share files and folders on modem router XP and ME

Also I cannot see the ME computer when I go to My Network Places - Entire Network - Microsoft Windows Network - [Workgroup Name] Error message :[Workgroup Name] is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

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Hi! I looked through the tutorials and didn't see anything quite like this so I'm wondering what needs to be done to get this working.

I had C0X internet hooked to my modem, had the modem hooked to my wired router and the router distributing the internet to my desktop and two xboxs, and my laptop was just picking up free wireless internet (much faster than what i was paying for!).

So I canceled my C0X subscription and I'm wondering this: can I receive wireless internet for free on my laptop, then send this signal via ethernet cable to my router, and have the router distribute the signal to my desktop pc and my xboxs? i'll attach a picture of what i'm talking about if you need it.

the laptop is winxp sp3 and the desktop is win 7 x86 ultimate...

i ran the internet connection sharing wizard on the laptop on the wireless connection and went to use the usb drive to configure the windows 7 but it says 'netsetup.exe is not a valid win32 application'... so i'm not sure where to go from here... in the network map on 7 ultimate it lists the desktop, the switch, the gateway and the xboxes, but it says no internet...if there's already a link i missed or someone who's done this successfully, please let me know.. thank you!

Answer:Share a Wireless Connection to a Wired Router (XP to 7)

Are you saying you are using someone elses internet access so you cancelled yours? Do they know you are using it?

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how can I share on the Net (Asus DSL-N14U router), usb in Ftp with W10, if possible as W7 described in the image?

Thank you

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hi all i'll try to explain this as best as i can... i'm trying to setup a second router but first let me explain what my first router is for

router1: this router is connected to my cable modem and all my pc's/iphones/devices connect to this wirelessly and there's nothing else connected to it other then wireless devices

now my main computer is connected wirelessly to this router (router1) via a pci wifi card and it's also connected to my xbox 360 via a crossover cable via the pc's built in lan card and what i want a second router for is so i can connect another pc to my main pc that has no wifi card and 2 xbox 360's so i connected my pc to the router and the second pc and both xbox 360's (all in the lan port not the internet port) so they can all share my main pc's network/internet

and i've got them setup like this:

local ip ""
subnet ""
dhcp = on
starting ip ""

pc1 (that connects to this router) wifi settings:
gateway ""
subnet ""
ip ""

*all other devices/pc's that connect to this router via wifi use auto settings and work fine*Click to expand...

and here's the second new router:

local ip ""
subnet ""
dhcp = on (also tried off)
starting ip ""

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Answer:Solved: help setting up a second router to share my pc's resources

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OS: Windows 7

Desktop connected to the internet via usb network adapter
The desktop has a lan card

How can I setup the OS so the wireless internet connection is shared to the lan connection to a router to the router can receive an internet connection.

Answer:How can I share a internets wireless connection to lan via router

First off you really don't need that router. Second you have to use Internet Connection Sharing which basically turns your Host computer into a router for other devices that are connecting through it. You would need a switch to connect more then one device and that router can be made to work as just a switch.

Read up on Internet Connection Sharing.

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I know this sounds like a crazy question but i travel a lot and i like to play my PS3. When i go to a new hotel some have a open internet connection and others don't. I want to connect my laptop to the wifi and share it to a separate router with a WPA2-PSK so that i have a more secure connection on the play station. Now first is this even possible to do? I use to beable to share my internet connection from my phone through my laptop to my ps3. Now when i try to do that just with the wifi in the hotels it doesnt have a high enough security setting. any information will help.
Thanks a lot!!

Answer:Share a wifi connection through a laptop to a router

Now when i try to do that just with the wifi in the hotels it doesnt have a high enough security setting. any information will help. Click to expand...

Maybe, but some information could help more than others. What/who says not "a high enough security setting"? What OS are you using? Trying to bridge the connections or use ICS?

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I have 3 PC's connected to a router which is connected to a cable modem. All sharing a cable line. I ran speed tests on each of my PC's and one of my PC's (the one Im using now) came back with a extremely low result. Here were the numbers:

PC1 - 100.64 kbps
PC2 - 2776.49 kbps
PC3 - 2776.49 kbps

These bandwidth tests were performed on and I tested each PC one after the other. What I want to know is, how is it possible that one PC can perform so slow when the other 2 can achieve super fast speeds?

PC1's built-in Ethernet card is a 10/100 Mbps type, which is the same type as PC2.

PC3 has a 10/100/1000Mbps card, and it achieves the same speed as PC2.

All are running Windows XP Service Pack 2, all PC's are connected to the router via Cat 5 cables (same brand). Router is a Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL Firewall Router (#BEFSX41)

Can someone help solve this? I dont know what would differentiate the download speeds when PC 1 and PC 2 have the same built in ethernet card speeds, but achieve different download rates?

In terms of usage, PC 1 is a heavily used computer, I browse and save webpages, download demo PC games, files, etc, but dont know if this contributes to the slowdown. I have cleaned my Temp Interent Files folder.

Both PC 1 and PC 2 have closely the same specs (PC 1 is a Emachine c1641, PC 2 is a Emachine W2260) and PC 3 is a newer laptop. PC 1 has about 1GB free space left, PC 2 has about 16GB. (IF space is an determinan... Read more

Answer:3 PC's share router, bandwidth tests is 100.36 kpbs for 1 while 2 and 3 @ 2,776.49. ?

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I want to share the internet connection from my Arris TM502G cable modem, connected via USB, to my desktop's pci ethernet adaptor. To the pci ethernet port, I want to connect my WiFi router.

When I bridge the two connections, I can't get on the internet anymore from the desktop connected via usb, and if I share the internet connection on the USB cable modem to the ethernet port on the computer, I cannot ping the router. However, I can ping the router from my Wireless laptop. I have the ethernet cable plugged into the first port on the router (the one that usually goes to the cable modem), but I have also tried the first computer port on the router.The router configuration page does not show an internet connection, and it can't see my desktop computer, only my laptop.

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

The reason that I want to do this is that my router has not been working while connected the usual, cable modem --> ethernet cable --> router --> computer way. It works for several minutes to several hours, but drops the internet connection (I can still browse the network, though). BTW, the router is a belkin F5d7230-4 with B and G wifi.

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.

Answer:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

What do you want to try to do? If the router is dropping the WAN connection it will probably drop it no matter what it is connected to. See if there is a firmware upgrade and then reset the router to factory default settings. Sometimes one or both these steps will "shock" it into behaving again.

You can't bridge the connections as you described unless you are paying for two public IP addresses from your ISP. And then you still may not be able to because you can probably only get one on the USB connection.

If you want to use the Belkin as an ethernet switch and wireless access point the following is the complete procedure.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.
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I currently have comcast cable and I trying to figure out of there is a way to share the connection without having to purchase a router. I have a standard workgroup switch. My cable modem runs VIA eithernet to the switch but only my desktop can use it. I am assuming this has something to do with the Mac address. Is it possbile to hook up another computer to the switch via eithernet and also use the connection? Unfortuanety I dont think ICS will work because it changes the ip address to or something like that and I have to use a comcast assigned I.P

Any help would be greatly appericated.


Answer:Possbile share cable connection without a router

Nope. Multiple pc's require a router.

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Hey everyone,

I have been having a LOT of issues with Time Warner Cable recently. Yet again, my internet is out. They will be sending a tech out tomorrow to resolve the issue.

While I have my macbook and can connect to my cousins internet nextdoor, my dad is out of luck. Here's an idea that came into my head...I just don't know if it will work...

In the past, I could connect to my cousins wireless internet, share it over the mac's ethernet port and then connect a PC to the macbook. This will give that computer an internet connection.

I was wondering, could I do the same thing, but instead of connecting a specific computer to the macbook, could I connect my router's WAN port to the macbook's ethernet port. I figured this would kind of make the macbook act as a modem.

I did give it a shot, and the router's data light WAS blinking. However, the computers connected to the router could not get an internet connection. Is there anyway I can make this happen so all of the computers have access for the next 24 hours?

The one thing I noticed is that the mac was giving it's ethernet port and IP of 169.x.x.x. Could that be a problem?

Any suggestions of if I can get this to work is appreciated!


Answer:Share laptops wireless connection for router?

The problem with doing as you suggest is that you have no DHCP server on the network segment between the Macbook and your router. Does the mac have the ability to bridge the network adapters ( wireless and wired) like windows does? If it does, then I would connect the wired port on the macbook to a LAN port on your router. This would effectively make your router operate as a switch that is an expansion on your cousin's network. You would have to turn off the DHCP server on your router.

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Ok, I recently moved into an apartment with an ethernet link all ready to go. I was told that I could use my Linksys BEFSR41 wired router to share this connection with my other pc (before I moved in). Now that I am here, and trying to set everything up, I am having problems.

I have the cables right.. ethernet cable to the WAN port on the router, separate cables from 1 and 2 slots on the router to the pcs.. and in network connections on the pcs, I am getting LAN connected. On the host pc, I also have a Internet Connection gateway above the LAN connection.. it says "Disabled". I tried right clicking it and selecting Enable, and it tells me that it is connected but it still reads Disabled. And of course, neither pc can access the internet.

I have tried contacting the apartment manager for more details about the ethernet, but I was told rather brusquely that the management only supports direct links and not routers. At this point I feel I am being given the brush off in this matter and am unlikely to get further, useful information from the office. That is why I have turned to this community to help me resolve the problem.

Things I have tried:
Powered down pcs and router for several minutes, and then powered up router, waited a couple minutes, and powered up pcs.
Checked settings on both pcs; verified that they will never try to dial a connection and LAN settings have no options checked.

Other facts:

Ethernet link is working, as when I have just a direct connection... Read more

Answer:Solved: How do I share my ethernet link with another pc through a router?

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When i had windows XP installed, i never had trouble tranfering from one network share to another... I would at least get roughtly 25MBs.. but with Vista (32 & 64) and Windows 7, transfering between network shares is super slow.. could takes days sometimes...

is this happening to other people??

Answer:vista: Network Share to Local = ~50MB/s | Share to Share = 1MB/s.. Huh?

I believe, this is also caused when I have to transfer files from my ipod. that it has to cache on my computer, and then transfer to the network share / computer, this is my theory, I never tested it ofc, maybe someone with more knowledge could help.

it's like unpacking a rar into a network share.

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Hi folks,
Just had high speed cable installed direct to my leased office space and been told I don't need a modem. So bought Linksys BEFSR41 Ethernet/DSL router with 4-port switch, which I've used to get PC and laptop online and receiving/sending e-mail. Problem is, PCs can no longer view each other on network or share their printer/copier. Had no problem when we used a plain, 4-port switch with private IP addresses (but that was in the days of dial-up!).
Router is configured with IP address, Default Gateway, Subnet Mask and Primary & Secondary DNS entries, plus host name, all supplied by the cable company.
Desktop and laptop are system type X86-based PC with SMBIOS Version 2.3, Desktop has Pentium 4CPU 2.40GHz, 256MB. Running Zone Alarm Pro.
Laptop Intel Pentium Mprocessor 1300MHz.
Both running Running XP Pro V. 5.1.2600 and Norton Anti-V.
Copier/printer has TCP/IP, IPX/SPX facilities. SMB Protocol & HTTP are enabled. I know the name of the SMB workgroup and the HTTP ports. Used to use static private address on TCP/IP.
Just want to get the file/print sharing back up, but not sure of best way to do this, now that LAN is configured to use Auto IP address. Maybe I can go into the router's config and get them to talk to each other that way, via ports? Or maybe it's much simpler than that. Either way I'd appreciate any advice you can give. VERY impressed with the forum and sorry I didn't know about you guys earlier, befo... Read more

Answer:XP file/print share problem with Linksys router

Since the Linksys is operating on a different Subnet from the other network (network behind a network), you would have to either "Port Forward" the ports for the printer that is needing to print to the other network, and vice-versa, or open a DMZ for the particular IP that the printer is on.

Since you are in a leased office, I take it the network you are on in the office that you are sharing with others already has a Router and Firewall. If that is the case, I would hook the Router Lan to Lan, do not use the WAN port, and you should be fine in connecting to the other network. Just do not hook anything up to the WAN port.

Other option would be to get a switch if you do not need NAT translation due to the above mentioned.

Some good reading:

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I have a DG834G Router at home and if I'm repairing PCs I often have 2 or 3 plugged into Router at same time and sometimes my stepdaughter has her wireless laptop on too.

Is there a way I can allocate bandwidth so I can have a stable connection for each user?

At the moment we get intermittent "kicking out of IE" problems when all connected at once.

Grateful for any help.


Answer:Solved: Can I share bandwidth between users on DG834G Router?

You would need a more advanced (and more expensive) router that had specific Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to limit and balance Internet traffic between connected computers.

Make sure that you are using at least WEP (WPA is better) encryption for the wireless access to the router. That will prevent anyone nearby from accidentally borrowing some of your bandwidth.

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I have an Asus RT-N56U router with printer sharing. Using that feature, I can print text documents correctly. However, if the documents contain lots of graphics, or if the documents themselves are graphics (e.g. pdf files made from jpeg files, or print jpeg files directly from a graphics program such as Google Picasa), I keep getting the message "Error - printing" in the print queue dialog box.

If I just plug the printer directly into a USB port of my computer, these documents can be printed without problems.

My printer is a Canon MF4350d (laser printer) and I run Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit).

I am already using the latest firmware (version for the RT-N56U and the latest matching router utility software.

Is there a solution to this problem?

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I have a Netgear DG834GT wireless modem router for machine 1 and a WG111T usb adapter to connect machine 2 to the router.Now however we have a cable connection, and this is an ADSL router, so there's no way to use it as a modem right?Here's my setup;Computer 1 has cable internet accessComputer 2 has nothingSince the router and usb adapter can communicate, but the router is ADSL so won't work with my cable connection, is there a way to put the router on Computer 2 and somehow have it take the role of the USB adapter, to connect to the USB adapter on computer 1 which will be taking the role of the router?So Computer 1 (with internet access) connects to the router on Computer 2, "feeding" it a connection to the internet?No idea if this is possible... does anyone?

Answer:Netgear USB+Modem router = Share CABLE connection?

DON'T try to use your combined ADSL Modem/Router with Cable broadband, because it just won't work. Its WAN port is a phone connection - you need a "Cable/DSL Router", which doesn't incorporate a Modem, and which has an ethernet WAN port for connection directly to the Virgin Cable Modem's ethernet port.If you don't want to buy a Cable/DSL Router, you can connect the two computers directly, either with a *crossover* ethernet cable or in an "Ad Hoc" wireless network, and then enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the actual internet connection (modem connection) in the PC that is online.

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My PC connects to the internet through a Netgear RangeMax access point. My roommate's computer, which is a few feet away from mine, gets poor signal and we are getting latency issues in WoW on her computer (while mine has none) and we both have the same wireless NICs (US Robotics). However, my signal is good and I have no issues in WoW.

Is there a way I can simultaneously connect to wireless and my Linksys wired router and connect her computer to the Linksys and share my internet connection through it somehow?


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hi everyone..
i hav tried this many times.. bt somehw i never get it done..

the picture:
my local cable-wala provide me a static ip (lan ip) which i will connect to my lappy rj45 and then i will get to open a webpage to login and then i click on 'connect internet', a popup window will open and hav to remain open till i disconnect. so its a weblogin..

now i hav wifi router which has wan, lan and all those things.. access my router with

i want to connec to my wifi router from my lg p500 ph, so dat i can connect to net.

the prob is with the static ip.. my iso given me..
ip = 172.16.x.x
subnet = 255.x.x.128
gateway = 172.16.x.1
dns = 172.16.x.1

ur connected devise must hav this ip otherwise it wont login. the isp weblogin page ip is 192.168.x.x

whereas my router lan ip is and also in dhcp mode its provide 192.168.x.x ip .
its very confusing and difficult to configure and connet.

what i first did..
i gave the router wan address as provided by isp (172.16.x.x) and other like subnet,gateway etc.
my router lan ip still 192.168.x.x. i also enabled NAT mode. disabled firewall.
then i connect my phone to wouter through wifi and so my p get a ip bt i cant open the isp weblogin page neither i can connect to net.

as i am very frustrated after so many tryings ..guys can u plz help me with this.
many many thx in advance..

Answer:need to share my net with phone static ip,wifi router and lg p500

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Just bought this belkin router. Linked one computer through LAN and 4 devices through WIFI

For some reason my WIFI devices are not able to read or detect connections to the LAN network..

Can someone help me with this ?i found a similar thread but not sure how to work this problem out

Answer:Belkin Share Wireless Modem Router WiFi and LAN not linked

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Check these links for more information.

Belkin : Support : Setup Assistant for Routers

Belkin : Support : Configuring Wireless Security

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I need some serious help. I am trying to set up a home network with 4 windows xp computers using one cable modem for the internet connection. I have a dsl/cable router with enough ports I just seem to be getting more confused as I go. Is there a step by step guide for doing this? Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:one router, one cable modem and 4 computers to share the connection..cant figure out

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I have
VISTA HOME BASIC connected wireless_laptop
VISTA HOME PREMIUM connected directly to internet_modem/router connected

Well when I share a folder in PREMIUM, DESKTOP>Network>User-PC>folder it does Appear folder desktop BUT not appear in laptop(BASIC), this have to do with FireWall or not at all, it must appear there ? what to do to make it appear mainly ?
Thomson SpeedTouch TG585 V7 Modem/Router

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For better or worse, I have a laptop and a desktop at home. I primarily use the laptop, but sometimes I use the desktop, which was my old office desktop and has a large library of relevant old emails, and some more recent/new ones. I would like to share/sync Outlook between them, as if they were one computer (although I don't think the two computers are even currently "networked"). How do I do this. The desktop is running Windows XP. The laptop is running Windows Vista. I am thinking of replacing the desktop with a new CPU which would have Windows 7, transferring all data to that new CPU and upgrading my OS to from Vista to Windows 7, tot he extent that changes/influences the answer to this question. Thanks.

Answer:I have two PCs at Home and a Common Router...Can I share or Sync Outlook Emails?

Originally Posted by nologic

For better or worse, I have a laptop and a desktop at home. I primarily use the laptop, but sometimes I use the desktop, which was my old office desktop and has a large library of relevant old emails, and some more recent/new ones. I would like to share/sync Outlook between them, as if they were one computer (although I don't think the two computers are even currently "networked"). How do I do this. The desktop is running Windows XP. The laptop is running Windows Vista. I am thinking of replacing the desktop with a new CPU which would have Windows 7, transferring all data to that new CPU and upgrading my OS to from Vista to Windows 7, tot he extent that changes/influences the answer to this question. Thanks.


Hi and welcome

It is poswsible. It requires a bunch of work and introduces multiple failure points. You could simply put all the mail in one folder somewhere and point both computers at that folder. That way you will always be using the most current copy of the document.

then there is the issue of having to have both computers on all the time, maintaining the newtork all the time, etc


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Hello Everyone,

I've just bought the cheap AT&T 6800 Plug & Share 108MBs Wireless router and PC cards. On my main PC I am having no problems what so ever. On my girlfiends PC I am having an extremely annoying problem when I connect to the network wirelessly.

When I plug the AT&T PC card into he PC and connect to the network I start to get pauses about every 5 seconds and the pauses last for about 1 second. Now the pauses aren't a pause in a download, it pauses the PC like just moving the mouse around the desktop it will pause every 5 seconds.

If I disable the wireless card and use my ethernet card wired directly into the router I don't have any problems at all, runs perfect.

I'm connected to the correct SSID using 64-bit WEP encryption on channel 11. The PC is about 2 feet away from the router. I just did a fresh install of Windows XP and updated it up to the latest, including SP2.

Does anyone have any tips or ideas as to what I could possibly do to correct this? Please let me know.


Answer:PC Pausing ever few seconds with new AT&T 6800 Plug & Share Wireless Router

If you are using Windows XP's "Wireless Zero Configuration" service as your wireless software, try installing the AT&T Wireless Utility instead and vice versa. I have a card at my house (not the same brand) that worked for about a month using the Wireless Zero Configuration tool but then suddenly started locking up the computer (rock solid).

When I disabled Wireless Zero Configuration and installed the utility that came with the card it worked flawlessly.

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Ok here's the situation:
I just moved into a student apartment. The internet is already activated and it is available through the RJ45 jack straight off the wall. Using an Ethernet cable I am able to use Internet without any issues with my PC.

What I want to do:
- Use my Buffalo ADSL router/modem to share the connection: both wired and wireless.
- Use my router as local DHCP to create a private network with my home devices.
- Be able to access both the internet and the router without having to unplug anything.

The setup:
- There is no way to use a DSL (phone) cablein the house so I have to plug the Ethernet cable carrying the connection in one of the LAN port of the router.
- My PC use another free LAN port.

The issues so far:
- I am only able to share the connection through the LAN ports of the router.
- Wireless devices are able to connect (it even read "Internet access" in the tray bar) but are unable to browse. It can't resolve proxy and always time out.
-When the Ethernet cable is plugged into the router, the router itself becomes unavailable. I'm assuming the connection has its own gateway somewhere else and prevents me from accessing the router.
- I effectively don't have any private network anymore.

edit: another weird thing I noticed. On my laptop anytime I try to connect to a wireless network it connects to 2 networks at the same time. One with the proper SSID and the other "Unidentified network"

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Answer:Issues using my router/modem to share connection coming from Ethernet cable

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I have setup the belkin wireless G+ MIMO router and both computers (PC Compaq Presario SR5085AN and Laptop Compaq Presario 2100) and I have access to the internet from both computers, but try as I might I cannot get the two of them to talk to each other please help

Answer:Share files xp home laptop (wireless) to PC Vista (Wired) via Belkin router

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

All compu... Read more

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Is there a Connectify alternative that lets me share internet connection from internet dongles?

Answer:Share internet connection from internet dongles

Quote: Originally Posted by acer3

Is there a Connectify alternative that lets me share internet connection from internet dongles?

You can use the virtual router software for this or you can use the netsh commands to create a hosted wireless network.

This one shows the manual set up using the command prompt.

Or you can install a virtual router.

Virtual Router - Wifi Hot Spot for Windows 7 / 2008 R2 - Home

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i have two laptops using vista (home edition),

i want to share internet using wireless ad-hoc network, but when i set up this network it doesn't show me Share internet connection.

it worked the first time, but since then i can't do it anymore
i have the ics enabled

please, if u know what might be the problem please help.


Answer:Can't Share internet

Hi MiniMini, and welcome to the Vista Forums

How are your pcs set-up with regards to the network?

are you using a wireless router? or are you attempting to use one PC as a access point for the other?

To use ICS you will need two network interfaces in the PC providing the service,

if you can post back some further information as to your (proposed) set-up will try to provide some pointers .

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Question: Share internet

Hi community, I wanna know how can I share my internet of ethernet I mean make like a router My laptop version is ''Lenovo IdeaPad P580''  With Window 8. 

Answer:Share internet

HiDo you mean this?

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Question: Internet Share

Two computers both Win 7 Ult X64.
Dual Marvell Lans on both.
Connected with cat5 ethernet cable.

Named net "Home". I can connect from HomeII to HomeI and share some files that I evidently have set shares on. The printer show up on both. HomeI has the cable modem connection. Can not connect to Internet from HomeII. Win's trouble shooting tells me "does not have a valid IP address". Many many click later I am still in the same position. I have automatic discovery turned on. Could be the firewall. Tried turning the firewalls off, Didn't work. HomeII has no AV yet so it's not that. Although HomeI has MSE on. I have read and followed the tutorials (something tells me I am missing something in the tutorials. I can't be far from networking because I can see the machines in the network access panel.

Answer:Internet Share

Here's a checklist of things for ICS and file sharing for 2 croslinked computers (in my case a Windows 7 and XP one):

- both computers set to the same workgroup
- restarts
- advanced sharing settings - all things turned on (network discovery etc.) except for password protected sharing
- bridged the connection with the internet
- turned on Internet Connection Sharing for the internet connection - this forced an ip to the other connection and will give you an option to select which connection will have access to the ICS (the second connection or the bridge - you choose the second / crosslinked cable connection)
- shared some folders on both computers
- worked instantly (the other pc aquired a correct ip and internet)

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I have got a Airtel BroadBand Connection a month ago on one of my PC, now I wish to share Internet on both of my PC's, what are the possible ways and which is the CHEAPEST one I have 2 PC's at home both running WINDOWS XP.I have got a UTP cable that means I am able to setup a LAN connection in b/w them.
I tried this trick published in DIGIT but it doesen't work

Answer:How to share internet b/w 2 PC's

If the 2 PCs are close together (let's say up to 50 feet), you can connect them with an ethernet switch and an ethernet cable. I have one setup like that and paid $20 (in the US) for the Netgear switch. Note: the cable can be up to 100 meters, but that is not practical because of the cost of the cable.
If the 2 PCs are further apart or e.g. on 2 different floors, you will need a router. They cost $50 and up (in the US).
Here are some of the switches I am talking about: ethernet switch - Search at Office Depot

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Is it possible to share internet to adhoc? Im using a HSDPA modem as my primary internet connection. I found an application but its only for windows 7.

Please help,

Regards and Thanks,

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Hi guys,

I'm trying to share my internet connection [ huawei modem] to usb flash tp-link

wireless through ad-hoc connection. In the past I used to make a bridge between

any connection to share my internet and make my laptop as a router, and it always

works without any hassle. But now since I'm using 3g modem to connect to internet,

windows 7 doesn't allow me to make any bridge between my 3g modem and my

wireless tp-link device. So, I tried using ICS, to share the internet connection from

my 3g modem to the an ad-hoc I've set up, but when I connect to that ad-hoc

no internet is there. and the ipv4 that the 3g modem assigns to

my wireless card is
my ipconfig/all results:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 5:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F2-EC-38-8F-96-14
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connec... Read more

Answer:can't share my internet through (ICS), to an ad-hoc

Try disabling any firewalls and check your AV for one as well (many new AV products include a built in firewall).

It would also help to know if both PCs are Win7, or just the one sharing Internet?

I am also assuming that you have same workgroup set on both and both are in the same subnet...???

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how i make, pc 2 pc internet share with three computer by ethernet cable...

Answer:Share Internet PC to PC

Hi jahed :wave:

Welcome to :grinthumb

You can read how to post a new thread in this Guide.

Before posting you should read all the Posting Guidelines.

To access technical support you may go to the Forums.

Many users like to post system specs in their Profile.

System Specs are always helpful when you seek support, (see the first two suggestions).
And helpers may ask that you post some of your specs in your thread.

You can access many other online TechSpot guides Here.

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I get Internet from my wireless but i also want to share my internet with my desktop using a ethernet cable (a regular one not crossover) but i dont know how to do it...and if i cant share it using a ethernet can i share my wireless internet to my desktop using wireless ad-hoc?

Thank you, Eragon

Answer:How to Share internet?

you can either run a wire from your router to yoru desktop or yo ucna add a second wireless card to your desktop and run Ad-Hoc in conjuntion with ICS but thats gonna be a night mare. use the second wireless card to hook up your desktop to the router..

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Hi i cant share internet from my phone anymore? I rebooted i reset but wont work share to my pc

Answer:Cant share internet

Originally Posted by cricket79 Hi i cant share internet from my phone anymore? I rebooted i reset but wont work share to my pc Try changing the internet sharing/access password both in your phone and in your PC - making sure that they are the same.

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i have 3 pc's all on xp and all have network cards and crossover cables. on 1 pc "mine" i have 2 net cards,my pc is the main pc, and is the only one that has broadband, the other 2 share the net through my pc. i have a external "speedtouch adsl" modem.when i first set the two pcs up, everything was fine for a couple of days, then i had trouble with the network icon in the taskbar! saying the network cable unplugged! then i had trouble with sharing the net on both pc' kids havent messed with any settings, and i have clicked repair connection on the two pc'sand on my pc if i click repair connection,it says cannot repair connection because tcp/ip is not enabled. can anyone help! hank!

Answer:help! cant share internet

Your using X over cables, are you also using a hub? The TCP/IP issue can sometimes be fixed with click here WinSock XP Fix is free and works a like a dream.

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Hi guys, can someone help me please! I Have a pc with windows 8.1 that is connected to the internet. I also have a pc with Windows 7 64bit. I want to connect the Windows 7 pc to the Windows 8 pc and be able to go on the internet with Win 7 pc. So somehow i must share internet connection on win 8 with win 7. Can someone help please

Answer:Share Internet From Win 8 to Win 7

Cant you just connect pc to router with an ethernet cable?

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when i go network connection and go to properties why is there are no sharing tab? could anyone help me? im running windows vista home basic 32bit..

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hi i have a router connected to my pc with a b band connection...i have set up file sharing but cannot share the internet....i have a cable from my pc to the router and a cable from the other pc to my pc...i am on xp with a newlink router...if i go into the network places it is there and connected but i cant look at anything web related on the other pc

Answer:cannot share internet

Both pc's should be connected to your router.This may help,click here

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I have the following networking setup.
I have a PCI wireless adapter which I use to connect to my ISP's wireless network, which enables me to set up a normal broadband connection to the internet.
I also have a D-Link DWL-G700AP connected to my PC via ethernet cable.
I would like to share my internet connection over this AP wirelessly. Is it possible, or it can only share a connection from router?
I tried the following settings.
First I set my Broadband connection to be shared over Local Area Network (connection to AP) and it automatically changed its IP to
Then I set the AP to act as Access Point, and in LAN settings, I set its IP to be static, with subnet mask and as gateway I entered my LAN IP,
but it doesn't share internet.
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:How to set AP to share Internet?

think I understand the wiring to be
modem==(wan)router#1===(wan)AP - - wifi connections
please confirm and report the make/model of the modem, router, & AP

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