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Can i share files using WiFi router?

Question: Can i share files using WiFi router?


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.


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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 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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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 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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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 want to share files between two wifi .
I have implemented an adhoc connectivity.
One wifi is attached with my computer (runnng win7) and other wifi is attached with my iphone3GS. i want to share it with some 100% fee way. Thanks

Answer:how to share files between two different OS wifi's ?

So the scenario is PC1 ------ PC2 (tethering iphone). Can you ping from one machine to another?

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i want to share files like flash transfer in android
please suggest

Answer:Is there any app to share files through wifi?

Download Easy Transfer

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i have two pc's one is a laptop and one is a desktop what is the best way to share files between these two pc's they are both connected to a wireless router.The laptop as a wireless card and the desktop as a usb wifi dongle they can both connect to internet but i would like to share the my documents folder between the two pc's any comments or guides would be much appreciated.thanks.

Answer:best way to share files between two wifi pc's

Run the network wizard (Not wireless wizard) from the control panel on both machines.

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The concern is regarding the files transfer which has got oven my head!! I have a dell laptop with Xp loaded on it and now i have around 200 gb of data on it and i want to transfer it to my pc which has wifi enabled over it. I Have seen lot of methods to share using ethernert and all.But over it i want to Transfer all my files from laptop(xp) to Pc(win 8) ie (Xp to Windows 8) over wifi!! Please help me out "Never change your originality for the sake of others"..Because no one can play your role better than you..You are the Best when 'You are You"!

Answer:How to Share files from Xp to Windows 8 Over Wifi

When you right click on the file you want to transfer, do you get > Share?

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I have a desktop computer with windows xp, and two laptops , an asus, and an hp with windows 8.1. I can view and share the folders I set up on each pc fine if wifi is turned on. The problem is on the hp laptop if I turn wifi off on the asus. It sees the pc name, but when I click it, my shared folders do not show up and I recieve an error message. If I use the same settings on wifi is turned off and I connect through asus can see the hp files. Not really sure if this is a bug on the hp, or what, but any suggestions would be appreciated. Also I have passwords sharing set to off, but if I restart the computers I and connect to one of the computers it asks for a username and password. I just type whatever and it connects. All I want to do is figure out why when wifi is off and just using ethernet I lose my sharing from on of the latpops to the other. Thanks

Answer:Can not share files on ethernet. Only Wifi. Help

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Prioritizing the LAN over the WLAN's IPv4 metric value might be of helped, it's not going to break any settings if you give this a try or it won't hurt. You may change the automatic metric value. Here's a quick tutorial, try doing this from the HP laptop.
If it didn't help, please post back and we'll try a different tactic.

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Hi,I have two laptops one running on windows 7 hb [referred as first laptop] and the other on windows 7 professional[referred as second laptop]. The first is a member of workgroup and the second of a domain. I want to transfer files from the second laptop to the first laptop over wifi. I tried creating an ad-hoc connection. I enabled the file sharing on both, made the folder shared. The laptops connect over the network. but when i click on the icon of first laptop from the Second laptop, an error pops up that windows cannot connect and it asks me to check the 'spelling' or the address.I also tried making my android mobile a hotspot and connecting both of them to it, but no success. a homegroup was set up, but i was unable to share files,certainly i cannot change the second laptop to a member of workgroup as it is my office laptop and have to use it regularly [i believe that i cannot make it a member of domain unless i get to the office.]

Answer:Share files over wifi between two laptops. [diff from most]

See this and use the trouble shooter at bottom maybe. " Right-click the item you want to share, click Share with, and then click Specific people. In the File Sharing wizard, do one of the following: If your computer is on a domain, click the arrow next to the text box, and then click Find people. In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, type a name in the box, click Check Names, and then click OK. If your computer is part of a workgroup, click the arrow next to the text box, click a name from the list, and then click Add. Tip Tip If you already know the name of the person you want to share with, just type it in the File Sharing wizard, and click Add. Under the Permission Level column, select one of the following options: Read. Recipients can open?but not modify or delete?the file. Read/Write. Recipients can open, modify, or delete the file. Picture of permission level menuChoose how much access to give people to your files. When you're finished adding people, click Share. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. After you receive confirmation that your item is shared, you can let people you've shared with know how to access it. Do one of the following: If you have an e?mail program installed, click e?mail to send someone a link to your shared files. Click copy to automatically copy t... Read more

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A friend and I like going places to discuss business and share books etc for a business we're thinking of going into. Problem is that without the coffee shop there is no internet access.

Is there a way to set up file sharing like on a wireless network using our wireless cards or out built in blue tooth that we both have? We have been using the flash drives but those are slow and cumbersome for shaving small txt files and spreadsheets.

BT uses more battery then wifi I think so whichever would be the most battery friendly way would be great but I'm open for either option.

Answer:2 laptops wireless way to share files using wifi or BT?

You can connect them in Ad-hoc mode. Look at the instructions for your particular wireless adapter to find out how but it's just as easy as connecting to a regular network.

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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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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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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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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 it possible?  I have Windows ME, the router is hard wired into my system.  The wireless router is sending the internet signal to a WindowsXP computer in the next room.  Can I transfer files from my computer (#1) to the computer in the next room (#2)?Reason I'm asking is because right now all my USB ports have suddenly stopped working (meaning I didn't change any settings before this happened) and if I can't get them to work I need to transfer my important files before I try reinstall windows.  I have alot of data I want to backup so burning it all to CD-ROM would take too many.  

Answer:sending files between two computers by WiFi router

look in your device manager and make should all the usb drivers are good (look for a red x or yellow question mark.  and i think it is possible. make sure file sharing is turned on and both computers have the same workgroup name.unlovedwarrior

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I want to use a separate wifi router with my Comcast cable modem that has a built-in wireless router. I want to improve speed and also use a better firewall.

Am I correct that if I put the Comcast cable modem into bridge mode, I can still address it via it's IP address, which for me is

So should I set up the separate wireless router as Will this device also get an external IP address on the Comcast WAN?


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Hey all.

I have foxfi and pdanet for my own personal use. Not too long ago they added a feature called wifi share that basically takes advantage of windows ability to turn your notebook into a wifi hotspot.
The main use case for this is using wired tethering from a mobile phone with unlimited data, and then using the notebooks ability to wifi share to get around the limitations of wifi tethering data caps through the mobile phone sans needing to pay more for the privilege.

I had a sandy bridge notebook from late 2011 where I could never get the feature to work right, got a newer and cheaper amd notebook to tide me over now when that one broke, and the feature works perfectly on this notebook. Incidentally, even though this is an amd notebook, the wifi adapter used inside is one of the newer intel wifi cards (7265).
Fast forward to today. I have a relative that has verizon but no home based internet for the moment. They had two lines and a mobile hotspot with capped data for just over 180, I had them cancel the hotspot and switch to unlimited. My intention was to hook one of their phones to their notebook directly and use foxfi/pdanet to provide internet, and then use the wifi share feature to create a network to hook up things like their smart tv.

Problem. It creates a network, but nothing can connect. Tried other smartphones, tried other tvs, it just stalls out with the connection.
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I create a free WiFi hotspot with My WIFI Router app. Does that mean I don't need to buy a router any more?

Answer:I create a free WiFi hotspot with My WIFI Router app. Does that mean I don't need to buy a router an

Still pushing your 'free app'?

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I recently bought dlink D2750U WIFI ADSL modem/router, for my ADSL internet connection.

But I have now changed my ISP, who provide internet via cable(not telephone line). The ISP guy provides a cable modem(old modem) along with it.

I have connected my PC this way:
Cable modem -> Router -> PC through RJ45. I am able to access internet from my PC, but I am not able to get wifi working on the router. And I am logging onto internet through a dial up connection.
1) Please help in configuring the router to get wifi working.
2) Also, my default gateway seems to be either or blank. So, I am not able to login to the modem unless I remove the modem connection. Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong here.

Here are a few more details:
Output of ipconfig:

Answer:Using dlink D2750U Wifi Modem/Router As a Wifi Router

Hey Narain. The D-Link unit you have appears to be a combo unit (modem and wireless router) since it connects straight to the RJ-11 phone line. This unit won't work with an ISP that provides service by way of coax cable. The D-Link will work if you want to use DSL, but you need a cable service compatible modem or combo modem/router if you use cable service.

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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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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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Question: How to share wifi

If a friend visits me and wants to make use of my wifi conection, what information would they need/I have to give themMike

Answer:How to share wifi

If you have not disabled the broadcast by the router of the network name, they only need the password. If you have disabled the router from broadcasting your network name, and they view available networks, the network will show up un-named and when they try to connect, they will have to enter both the name and the password. Simples...

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How can I share wifi capabilities from one PC to another PC? For instance, if one of the PC has a wifi USB.

Or is this not possible at all?

Answer:How to share wifi capabilities from one PC to another PC?

Try posting in the network forum.

I think you bridge the network connections (assuming you're in windows).

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Have been reading many posts on many forums. Still can't get this to work. We have a healthy mix of Macs and PC's. My Windows 7 Home Premium is the central computer. (mine) I want my family using their MAC osx laptops to print on my HP M1319 connected to my PC. I have all the printer sharing options etc on the PC set and I have used the add printer on the MAC, clicked advanced tab, used both smb and lpd options. to no avail. also very difficult to access the correct driver. I tried to install the driver for the M1319 on the Macs - but it always hangs when it can't see the printer. Anyone have the one true answer!!?
Thank you

Answer:Share HP Printer with Mac via Wifi

Is the printer attached to the Windows 7 via the USB port?

If yes:

Search the forums for Windows 7 and USB printing, you will find many many threads on this. Seems that Windows 7 does not share USB printers well.

My suggestion as I have given in other threads is to purchase a USB to Network device and put the printer on the network directly. Then all machines can print to it, plus you don't have to leave the Windows 7 machine on to print. Just my 2 cents, but is seems to work the best and will give you the least headaches

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I have my laptop connected to my router via Wifi, and my machine downstairs only has an ethernet port. If i connect my laptop downstairs can i share the wifi connection to my pc via a ethernet cable?

Ive foudn some posts and question about this before but none have worked.

My laptop has Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and my machine has Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

If anyone can help that would be great.

PS: I dont wana buy anything new as that machine wont be there forever, i just want a quick free temporary way of doing this.


Answer:Share Wifi Via Ethernet

Yes, you can share your wifi. It's called ICS.

Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)

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We're having an issue in our office that has me stumped. We have 5 machines, all on Windows 10, and 5 IP phones. The IP phones need to be connected via ethernet, and since we don't have access to an ethernet connection in our building, we share the wifi from the computer to the phone.

The process I used to set up the machines can be found here: Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) - Windows Help

Once set up, each computer and each phone worked great. Then, one by one, the computers stopped treating the ethernet cable as an outbound connection (sharing the signal from the wifi) and started calling it an "unidentified network" with "no internet access" and the phone attached no longer had a connection.

When each computer decides to stop sharing (every few days or so a new one calls it quits) we have just used a working one to share with a switch, and then share to multiple phones from the switch. One by one each computer stopped sharing, and 30 minutes ago the last one stopped, and all our phones are down.

There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason as to why the stop sharing, or any discernable pattern. Any help would be greatly appreciated, since our business has no phones now and we are getting angry emails from customers

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I have an android phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 4) which is connected to a WiFi network. Can I share this network (e.g. via USB) to my Windows 10 PC? I cannot connect to the WiFi network directly on my laptop.

Answer:Share phone's WiFi with a PC

Okay, found a solution. It was simple.
Settings>Tethering and Mobile hotspot>USB tethering.

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My neighbor and I have decided to share wireless access. He trusts me more than I trust him so he has agreed to share his wireless router password with me in exchange for a monthly payment. I have a Linksys WRT54G router which I have been using with my current broadband service and since I have a few computers connected to it, I would like to somehow have the router get the Internet from my neighbor's wireless connection instead of the ethernet router connected to my broadband modem. The only way of doing this that comes to mind is to get a Wireless to Ethernet Adapter and then connect that to the router. I am thinking of those wireless to ethernet adapters that are made for gaming consoles. Anyone have any recommendations on how to set this up? I would like to use my router to reduce the number of connections on his router and improve performance. Also, my desktop computers do not have wifi cards, but only motherboard ethernet. Finally, I like having a firewall for privacy and plan to use my VPN account for private stuff.

Answer:Need way to share WiFi with my neighbor

You need to configure the WRT54G as a wireless bridge.

If the stock firmware doesn't allow it, then install DD-WRT.

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I was trying to connect my chromecast in a hotel via a mobile hotspot on my laptop. I had the wifi hotspot setup on my computer and the chromecast connected, but it kept sporadically disconnecting. I tried messing around with some of the adapter settings to get it working, but now I only have the option to share my internet via ethernet. The option for Wifi doesn't appear anymore. Can someone assist me in re-enabling the wifi option?

Answer:Why can I not share my internet via Wifi?

1) Press ctrl+x
2) Open device manager
3) Under network adapters if you see your WiFi card with yellow question mark, you need to reinstall drivers
Or you may need to simply turn it on again using the FN+F(x which corresponds to the Wifi on/off shortcut key) on your laptop.
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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We're having an issue in our office that has me stumped. We have 5 machines, all on Windows 10, and 5 IP phones. The IP phones need to be connected via ethernet, and since we don't have access to an ethernet connection in our building, we share the wifi from the computer to the phone.

The process I used to set up the machines can be found here: Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) - Windows Help

Once set up, each computer and each phone worked great. Then, one by one, the computers stopped treating the ethernet cable as an outbound connection (sharing the signal from the wifi) and started calling it an "unidentified network" with "no internet access" and the phone attached no longer had a connection.

When each computer decides to stop sharing (every few days or so a new one calls it quits) we have just used a working one to share with a switch, and then share to multiple phones from the switch. One by one each computer stopped sharing, and 30 minutes ago the last one stopped, and all our phones are down.

There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason as to why the stop sharing, or any discernable pattern. Any help would be greatly appreciated, since our business has no phones now and we are getting angry emails from customers

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I have a desktop that is able to have wifi it's a adapter dell 1450 UBS Wireless 802.11a/b/g it works so does the router which is a Cisco Linsky E 1000 it shows um that it works I'm getting packet but I just can't seem to connect I don't understand it says that I am connected but I cannot get on the internet what am I doing wrong please help my desktop is compaq hp with wireless capability help!

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I experience the following problem with a new one week old Lenovo X220 built with Intel Advanced-N 6205: After 3-5 hours it disconnects from a wifi router and would not be able to connect to it until I reboot the router. It happened the first time on Friday, I was connected to our Verizon FIOS router and after 5 hours I lost connection and won't be able to connect for 2 hours trying every possible thing until I rebooted  the router, what I didn't have to do with countless number of other laptops/cell phones. Now X220 loses wifi connection every 3 hours and won't be able to connect until the router is restarted. All other devices in a house work perfectly fine, my roommates probably already hate me for rebooting the router. Router: Actiontec M1424WR (Verizon FIOS) Other devices which were and still are able maintain connections with this router for many hours w/o similar problem:- my old Dell Latitude E6400- my Samsung Captivate cell phoneand bunch of other HP laptops, macbooks etc. What I tried and what did not help:- rebooting X220- turning X20 off/on- installing the latest drivers for Intel 6205 card for the Intel website- installing/uninstalling Intel Wifi tools and Access Connections- restoring from a backup (not a complete factory setting restore)- setting DNS/IPs manually for IPv4 and turning off IPv6 I tried to collect some logging with netsh tracing and it only tells that the driver disconnects during acquisition.Some clue I dis... Read more

Answer:Wifi issue with X220 (intel wifi card); It stops connecting to a router after 3 hours

When it is reproducible in Win 7, went to Ubuntu Live CD and everything works there.So the problem is either inside:- router- Win 7 Intel 6205 drivers including shipped and the latest one  I don't think it is that low level though as I thought, as in Win 7 it tries to reconnect each time disconnecting during "Identifying Network" stage, and setting IP, gateway and DNS manually do not help.  UPDATE: I was able to update Verizon FIOS router to the latest firmware and switched it from WEP to WPA just in case.

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My HP ZBook does not connect to my D-Link  Model DSL-2750U rooter even though my phone and other laptops can connect to internet.

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I am looking to replace my tired Linksys WRT54G router that is about 10 years old. I love the router, and its even better with DD-WRT on it, but I'm starting to have troubles with the wifi dropping all the connects for a couple seconds when running all my wireless devices. I have 3 smart phones, 2 tablets, 1 Chromecast, a smart TV, and Roku + a laptop or 3 in my house right now, and it seems like its getting to be a bit much for it.
I have had to completely re-flash the firmware twice this year to get the wifi working again, so I'm thinking its time for replacement.
I have been thinking about just getting the new WRT54GL for $50, but I'm also thinking it might be a good idea to upgrade the wifi technology past wireless G .
I'm wondering if my Tablet (Nexu 9), and our smartphones (Razr HD Max) along with the Chromecast will take advantage of the new wireless standards and higher speeds or not? If they will can someone recomend a decent wireless router that takes DD-WRT nicely in the sub-$100 range? Thanks!

Answer:Looking for new Wifi Router - Will Tablet/Smartphone take advantage of new wifi Standards?

I been programming in Android/Linux since 2010 and there is code that supports VHT is Very High Throughput. Right now the standards are HT is High Throughput .

As for DD-WRT firmware is like your overclocking your router pushing it beyond the OEM limits. I use to use DD-WRT but had quit many years ago since the routers that used that firmware would fail too much.

So best to buy a better business type enterprise router wired then you can use WiFi router as AP or just get WiFi AP(access point). To me WiFi Router is also Wired Router, but to use just a wired router and use WiFi AP through a switch is better. If one or the other goes you can easy replace them. Where as if the WiFi Router fails you would need to replace it.

If you really want to use DD-WRT then Look at Buffalo WiFi Routers some come pre-installed with DD-WRT on them. Frankly you really don't need DD-WRT today because newer routers or WiFi routers are much better built and offer much more power NPU = network processor units and 128, 256, 512, 1GB of RAM some have Dual Cores.

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I am currently stationed in Germany, and live in a village that has horrible internet. I cannot stream netflix, hulu, and downloads take several hours.

Is there a way to combine the internet that my cell phone receives and the wifi router I have at home to increase speed?

I have the ability to create a wifi hotspot from my cell phone if this helps.

Just something I thought up in my head, and wanted to find out if it is possible. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Combining Wifi Hotspot and Router Wifi for faster internet

You can, try this or

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The other device galaxy can't. Get ip address and sharing net can't be established!!!!!!

Answer:I can't share internet wp 10512 over wifi

I am shocked!! but...Here are the known issues in the new Windows 10 Mobile preview build 10512 | Windows Central

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i want to share wifi from mobile to laptop as my laptop is not recognising wifi networks which are in range..

Answer:How do I share my wifi from mobile to laptop?

settings/internet sharing turn that on and youll see a pass code you have to enter on your laptop & broadcast name ,

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just curious if I could share cable connection by WiFi so it could be used by a smartphone as well. I don't have a hw router however I have a laptop connected to cable modem. The question is if I can somehow setup Windows to share the broadband connection by it's WiFi adapter. If possible, please for a howto guide. Thanks.

Answer:How to share my cable connection by WiFi

You can share the connection if it's a WiFi to WiFi shared connection but a hosted wireless connection isn't made to share Ethernet to WiFi.

The link below explains the process and has links to show you different ways to set up a hosted wireless network.

Turn Windows 7 laptop into a wifi hotspot

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Hello ! I got a week ago my Thinkpad T510 with Gobi2000 3g modem. Everything works fine but I got an issue right now.Under Windows 7 I wanted to create ad-hoc WiFi network and share my 3g connection to other PC and Android Phone. On Android there is no listed any WiFi connection.On PC it is visible but I cannot connect to it. I found an application called Connectify but it does not support sharing internet via Gobi2000. Is there any other way to share this 3g connection via WiFi ?Have you tried it already ? Thanks for any answer !hsz

Answer:Share Gobi2000 connection over WiFi

If you have an Intel wireless card I think you can do that with the My WiFi feature.

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Hi genius, I want to share my videos on my laptop with my friends over wifi, and I hope we can watch the video independently that means we can free to decide the playing speed and progress. Is there such software? A Free One must be more better! I am looking forward to your answers. Thank you in advance

Answer:Is there a software which can share the video over wifi?

There is no known software. Especially for Windows 10.

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I have a yagi antenna and I would like to set it up so I can pickup my Wifi signal in my garage instead of running a cable and all...

So I have an access point connected to my router and have the yagi antenna connected to the access point. I can receive the signal outside my garage fine, but inside the signal is next to nothing.

Can I setup another antenna or something by the garage to bring the signal into the garage?

Answer:Using Yagi ANtenna to Share WIFI...

You should but you have to place the Router (or second Access Point) near the place that the Antenna is since using a long Antenna coax would result in losing the gain.

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this concerns file sharing Win7-to/from-Android devices.
some of you use android as I do. there are a lot of apps and utils etc for connecting to lan/wifi but I'm wondering what you have found that is best? the file manager app I'm using can address a 'server' via tcp address but I was thinking I had read of a simpler approach - just cannot easily find via searching and reading descrips.

all advice gladly received!


Answer:Best way to WIFI share with Android device?

I'm a total noob with Droid, but all I have to do is turn on WiFi on the device, then it will notify of available networks. I tap one, choose connect and I'm on it.

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My wi-fi works, win 10, but hers upstairs(win10) software won't show me how to type in a psswrd on her computer to allow her to use my wi-fi signal.
I do settings, wi-fi, ,,,,then what? I see no place to type in the password.

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Hi genius, I want to share my videos on my laptop with my friends over wifi, and I hope we can watch the video independently that means we can free to decide the playing speed and progress. Is there such software? A Free One must be more better! I am looking forward to your answers. Thank you in advance

Answer:Is there a software which can share the video over wifi?

Solutions for you to try have been suggested on your thread on ClickHere

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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?

Answer:Share wireless with 2 wifi cards?

You would either need to setup your second router in bridge mode or just purchase a wireless bridge and hook it up to your xbox and it will connect to your wireless router down stairs. I use a wireless bridge for my tivo. Works fine. The two wifi cards in your laptop really wont do anything for you. You could try to use the internet connection sharing wizard, but I would receommend just getting the bridge.

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Hi everyone:

I was curious how to do this on Windows Vista/Windows 7. Here's what I'm trying to accomplish. I want to stream some of my video files from a PC to my iPad. I can do this using a third party app that runs on my iPad that can connect to a computer via a WiFi network. I managed to do this quite easily on Windows XP and I can stream AVI files from the "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents" folder. All I did is this -- I right-clicked on the Documents folder there and selected Properties, then Sharing tab and set "Share this folder on the network", named it and OK'ed it. After that I can easily see that folder from the app running on my iPad and stream files out of it.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 aren't as easy to set up and they don't have the same controls as Windows XP. So can someone help me set it up there?

Answer:Share a folder via WiFi on Windows 7

Hello there & welcome to Seven Forums.

Have a read at this: Set up a computer to computer ad hoc network,
or you could use connectify, it works well for this type of wireless network sharing.

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I have a Kodak ESP 3250 AiO printer running on a vista os. It does not have wifi or bluetooth. I am trying to share it to a laptop with windows 8. Can this be done and if so How? I have a netgear N600 wireless dual band router hooked to the vista machine along with the printer which is shared and plugged into the vista through a usb cable. I installed the printer on the laptop and it shows up in the control panel. All driver are on both machines. Try to print on the laptop and get error, cannot connect to kODAK ESP 3200 Series AiO. Which is the way its listed on mypc which is the host computer. I do get internet on the wireless laptop.
If this is possible please help I'm confused.

Answer:Does my printer have to have wifi to share it on a network

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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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So I got a new router yesterday to replace the old one, and I've been working on it for a long time. But I can't seem to figure out why there isn't any internet connection. The new WiFi Router (D-Link DR-842) Shows it is connected to the internet (green light) but in the setup page, it says disconnected. Could the PPPoE details be causing this? As far as I know everything is correctly set up except for the internet part.

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my HP 15 116 laptop wifi cannot connect to wifi router modem AND it keeep on saying "cant connect to this network" whereas it  can work perfectly fine on smartphone wifi hotspot . please fix it ......... DONT MAKE ME REGRET ON BUYING HP LAPTOP ....

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A friend has an existing 802.11g ADSL modem router and is willing to share his broadband line with me.

I'm looking for a wifi router that can connect to my friend's existing wifi access point wirelessly as a client and provide web access to my machines, which I plan on connecting to my router via wired ethernet.

My machines must be behind their own NAT subnet; the only link to my friend's network would be to use the ADSL line for internet connectivity, he shouldn't be able to see any of my machines on his network save for my router itself.

Would something like the following work: or ?

Both show "bridging" and "repeating" as part of their features but I need to be sure that this means the type of bridging I'm after...

Answer:Best wifi router for bridging to an existing wifi network?

You need two APs set up as a point ot point bridge.

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I heard that the D-Link work well with the airport cards?
iam most likely getting a ibook if that makes a difference.

thanks for the info.

Answer:which wifi router is compatible with apple wifi cards?

Any wireless router is compatible as long as it is of the .11b or .11g standard.

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Hi Could you please tell me if this is possible:
My computer is connected to a wireless network. Can I hook up my D-link (DIR-412) to my computer and use the internet from the computer to output another wireless area?

Thanks sounds complicated.

Answer:Connected to WIFI and want to extend wifi with another wireless router

Where you live is your setup like this?

WiFi Router


Modem with built-in WiFi Router

If you want extend the WiFi you would get WiFi Access Point. Or you can take a WiFi Router and disable NAT, SPI, DCHP, then you create a static IP address. 192.168.x.50

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Wifi doesn't connect when i move away from wifi router. I have a wifi router installed in my drawing room where i get good browsing speed on phones and laptops. But the problem starts when i take my laptop from drawing room to my bedroom which is not more than 5 mtrs from router. Wifi signal drops to zero on laptop whereas it remains decent on phones. Earlier my laptop used to connect in bedroom as well..This is happening lately. Is there any solution?

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Hi all.
I have a wireless bt homehub router that i have connected (ethernet wired) to 2 macs and 2 laser printers. it is not connected to a phone line so in effect it is just a hub/switch.
I also have another wireless router which IS connected to the internet in a different part of the building.
what i want to know is there a way to use my network switch/router to wirelessly connect to the other internet connected router so that i can access the internet on all computers?
I know this isn't a mac forum but you've always been so helpful in the past and you're all so knowledgeable i'm assuming you know just as much about macs as pc's.... hopefully

Answer:wifi Router A to wifi Router B connection. Possible?

You would need to use one of the routers as a bridge and the settings etc will vary with what router it is.

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Okay so heres the situation. I have the cable modem plugged into a wireless router downstairs. I would like to buy another router for my room upstairs. Can I shoot from the router downstairs to the upstairs one to be able to run cat cable for my room (ill be hooking up a 360 and my computer) ? Thanks

Answer:Can you bounce a wifi router to another wifi router?

You need something like this

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i have posted this but no one has even viewed it as the title wasn't very good.

Anyway, i have 2 wifi routers, one in the lounge that is on internet, one in my room that is not.

i want them both to be able to supply internet.

the one in my room will just be used to ethernet internet into my PS3.

alternative is that i use the wifi on my laptop then ethernet my laptop to PS3, is this possible?

Answer:Wifi router to wifi router? so i can use PS3 via ethernet

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I've got a 3 mobile broadband dongle I'd like to share over WiFi. I've already ticked the ICS options in the properties of the connection, but I've tried several times to use the internet with both iphone and ipod touch without any joy.

The router I have is a Netgear dg834g with latest firmware. The dongle is connected to the side USB port on my laptop.

Can someone provide any ideas on how to do this?


Answer:How to share a mobile broadband dongle over WiFi?

Some wireless vendors inhibit ICS when you're using their dongle, perhaps that's the issue?

You should consider a 3G router which allows you to connect that device directly to the router and share the connection.

What's the ISP and the EXACT make/model of the broadband dongle?

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I can't connect WiFi from my cellphone with hp says limited ..also I tried to connect internet using USB cable from my cellphone to hp..but internet can't be connected..

Answer:connection problem hp wifi share with cellphphone

Hi, Looks like you wish to make your phone as a hotspot. What is your cell phone ? Using USB to gain wirless from cell phone won't work. Do you have data available on your phone ? Regards.

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I have a computer running Windows Server 2003 that i would like to connect to my computer running Windows 7 ultimate. i have done everything it says to in the videos and tutorials but i cannot get the server to connect to the internet. i can connect to it via remote desktop but it cannot connect to the internet nor can any other computers on my network see the server only the Windows 7 PC that the server is connected to. Please Help!!!

FYI - I have the win server 2003 connected to the Win 7 computer via Ethernet and i set up saring on the win 7 computer but it still cannot connect to the internet.

Answer:How can i share the wifi on my Win 7 computer with a server 2003?

Have you tried Bridging the connections?

It works for me, my Windows 7 getting internet wirelessly from router, my pc is ethernet connected to the Windows 7 and i bridge the two connection and works. If you Windows 7 is LAN connected to you router/modem tri bridging the two LAN connections as i don't have two LANs to test sorry.

Btw, you won't need ICS in this case.

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I have wire ADSL connection. I want share my internet connection with my phone (Android) using WiFi. I think its useless thing change my ADSL router. So are there any devise to distribute my Desktop computer internet connection via WiFi using USB port? Like Bluetooth dongle.


Answer:How to share computer Internet connection as WiFi?

I'm doing exactly that right now I have a Realtek USB WiFi 'dongle' (it says Dynamode 11N USB Adapter on it, but it uses Realtek stuff). The internet gets to my computer via my old phone, tethered via USB. It then goes through the computer and out the USB wireless adapter to my newer phone and iPod as WiFi.
I'm afraid I don't know the exact model of mine, but it looks just like this. (In Devices and Printers it shows up as RTL8188S WLAN Adapter). I just installed the drivers and bit of software, then in the software clicked on the 'Mode' tab, wher I could switch it from 'Station' to 'Access Point'. I could then choose which internet connection into the PC that it shared, set up a WEP key etc. and then share the connection throughout the house.
hope I helped

(I'm pretty sure the one in the link is the one I have, as it looks identical and they don't list any other similar items)

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Can anybody help me share my Office LAN Internet connection over WIFI. I have a Ralink USB Wireless adapter for the purpose.

Here's how the LAN setup is... I dont know if there any other information required for the setup.

C:\Users\chirag>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : chirag-Green
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con
troller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-95-EC-B7-93
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8d36:c9ea:25a2:f85d%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 256959817
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-36-21-96-00-C0-95-EC-B7-93

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{26F3CF31-981B-4725-B069-D72E1A6E2EE8}:

Media State . . . . . . . . .... Read more

Answer:Share Office LAN Internet connection over WIFI

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Okay. I have two computers, a laptop connected to my router thats in another room via WiFi and a desktop in the same room as the laptop, with no wifi.

I am trying to share the WiFi through the laptop so that i dont need to purchase a Wifi card for the desktop. The problem is, that when i connect the two computers together with a crossover cable, and set both computers IPv4's to obtain IP and DNS automatically, i get an unidentified network. The desktop cannot access the net.

Both computers have been set to the same workgroup and i have also tried manually assigning IPv4 addresses and DNS's to no success.

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I have EMF sensitivity and want to hook up multiple cablem modems on one line (the ISP doesn't like this but you can do it anyway). One roomate said hooking up 4 modems on one line would slow the speed of the connection...but how is that different that 4 people sharing a wifi signal off of one modem? Is the speed different or are the configurations the same.

The house is huge so it seems multiple modems is the only choice.


Answer:Multiple cable modems vs share wifi

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Here's a weird one for you experts.

Background: I have an XP pro x32 machine on wireless with shared folders, a 7 Ultimate x64 machine (fresh install) on wireless, and Linksys Wireless/wired router (I'll get the model number later, can't remember). I've had the shares on xp set up for a long time and never had an issue with them on XP or Vista machines. The two machines are on the same router, same subnet, same workgroup (home), individually assigned IPs, and can access the outside fine. 7 does not have a "share group" set up.

Issue: Whenever I access a shared folder from the 7 machine it connects fine until I start to transfer files. It will make it anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes before the wireless connections on both machines are dropped. The connection problems only happen when copying shared files; I can browse shared folders or internet all I want.

I've been through the How-to-share tutorials but no change. Any ideas what to try next?

Side note that may or may not have any bearing: I had been having an issue where the wireless adapter didn't exist (device manager or anywhere else) after coming back from sleep. That required me to reboot to see it again. I fixed it by disabling the save power feature on the driver and disabling sleep mode.

Answer:Accessing xp share drops both wifi connections

might be worth a look at a small program called "Net Stumbler" it will show if there is another network using the same frequency and channel number
In the share make sure "everyone' is in the share group and your permissions are set up on each share

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2 windows XP SP3 connected directly via cross-over Ethernet. call it PC1 and PC2

PC1,the WIFI adapter with IP:
the Ethernet connection on PC1 is and PC2

the IP routing is enabled and i would like to utilize the routing table to route connections from the WIFI to Ethernet without changing the IP address range.

Is that possible ? How to do so ?

Answer:Solved: crossover WIN XP, share WIFI over ethernet

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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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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 b... Read more

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 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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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.

Answer:Router to share internet only

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I am not able to share files through share it? Why?

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Hello, I am a bit of a hard time with 2 routers on one network and unfortunately as things stand now they both have to be there. So I just got ADSL and the only modem option available to me was one with a 4-port wired router, I hooked that up into my existing network of about 9 computers (5 laptops and 4 desktops) which is connected by another 4-port WiFi router.

I started out with my only goal of hooking 3 of these computers to the internet after I got the DSL by some MAC filtering configured in the WiFi router. But, having the DSL modem/router has created another issue. I am using 2 separate IP gateways for both the routers which are in the same subset, I can connect to both of them from all my machines. The problem is I don't have any control over which computer connects to what router. I am trying to avoid setting each PC up with a static IP that needs internet access.

Here is my setup in more detail. My ADSL router is and my WiFi router is and both have the subnet My ADSL connection has dynamic IP and the modem/router is connected into a LAN port on the WiFi router. I have tried disabling DHCP on the modem/router and changed my WiFi router IP to that of the modem (which was counter productive) to no avail. Someone mentioned MAC address cloning but I am not sure if it will work in this setup. Since I configured this I am seeing quite a few IP conflicts, which are probably my fault as I didn't check when I was setting... Read more

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Windows Share w/ WiFi Direct Concept
The idea of this concept feature is for sharing web URL's, WebNotes, Photos & songs via WiFi direct, something I don't believe WIndows has taken advantage of yet. There have been plenty of times here I would have liked to been able to send a URL or comment on something without having to hand over my device or go through the trouble your e-mailing a link. So I made the concept idea of "Windows Share" which is powered by Wifi Direct, an existing peer-to-peer WiFi sharing feature.

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This is a strange one. I have an Acer netbook, Win7 Starter, which will access the internet fine, and which will view share folders on the LAN fine. But if I open up a share folder and view its contents in explorer, the machine will freeze within ten seconds.

Using ethernet, there is no problem.

I've updated drivers. Acer only had version 14, but the Intel site had version 16. This is an Intel N 100 wifi card.

I also swapped cards from another same model Acer, with no change.

The card's settings seem fine. File sharing is turned on on both machines. I'm not even framing the why's of this problem very well at this point.

Answer:Viewing network share over wifi freezes laptop

Hi there,

How big is the file that you are trying to transfer using Wi-Fi connection? Have you tried a smaller file?

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Problem share internet wifi from laptop to other mobile.

I have added hoc already, but still not working. other device can be connected a few minute then disconnect.

Wifi status: waiting for user.
Window 7 ultimate 64bits.

Why ?

Best regards

Answer:Problem share internet wifi from laptop to other mobile

I'm not sure all the nonsense data in your system spec's will help anyone address your issue.

Please fill it out properly so as your hardware and internet adapters are identifiable

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As per the picture and title, I have a windows 7 with a wifi card for internet access. I have an XP tower right next to it connected via ethernet cable to the 7. Both XP and 7 are professional editions (64bits).

I want the XP to have internet access like a normal computer through this set up.

Side story to this set up: They're both Dell Poweredge 2900s I acquired that I use as workhorses for processing high volumes of data. They're located in my basement and the router is on the third floor (therefore wifi). They are remotely controlled from the third floor where my office is. This is all home, not for business/ professional.

The poweredges have a 1gig per second ethernet port, and I mean to share lets of data back n forth between them so the ethernet cross-cable is crucial.
Can this be done? Could you walk me through it? I've tried to solve it from different angles without any success so far.

I've tried ICS without success. I think all that came out of that was shared folders between the two PCs. I've tried bridging the WiFi/LAN which disables ICS. Nothing worked so far so I probably missed a step or did something wrong.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 with wifi card connection to share ethernet with XP

Highlight both of them and rightclick the wifi one and pick bridge.

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We have a Dell Lattitude E5540 running Windows 8.1 Professional connected to an Active Directory domain. The laptop has the latest drivers and BIOS, including the driver for its Dell Wireless 1506 802.11b/g/n (2.4Ghz) adapter.
At the login screen, we can connect to our wireless network, which uses WPA2 with AES encryption, to allow loading roaming profiles. However, we have to type in the key for the network every time because clicking "Connect Automatically" doesn't
work before login. Upon logging in to the machine, the wifi connection is broken, and we have to manually reconnect even though the profile for the connection exists and it is not necessary to re-type the key for the connection. Again, "Connect Automatically"
does not work. In addition, the wireless connection cannot be shared; it's indicator for "Network Availability" is always "Me only". Also, the network status on the "View Network Settings" pop-out is always "Limited"
even though its status in the Network Connections window is "Internet Access" and "Domain Network", and the icon in the notification area is the one used for wired networks instead of the stair-step icon for wireless networks.
Things I have tried:

Deleting the profile for the wireless network for all users of the machine and reconnecting.Updating the driver. (In fact, I updated several drivers and the BIOS.)Deleting the adapter fro... Read more

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