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Share 3G dongle internet connection with Wi-Fi router

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

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..

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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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Hello! This is my first post here. I have a 3G dongle that I use for internet connection. Do you know how I can share from my laptop to other laptop computers? Thanks

Answer:How to share internet connection from a 3G dongle?

With that type of single dongle connection...3G/4G...I don't think you can. They do have what they call "Hot Spot" dongles where your allowed to have up to 5 devices on that single connection.

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The title explains it pretty much...

But I have a Belkin N router, in the room above I have a desktop with a Belkin N stick.

I also have a 100mbps connection

The Windows Network and sharing centre says I have a 150.00 Mbps connection, signal stregnth low, status connected.

Any reason why the signal is low?

My download speed is very slow all of the time.
Any advice appreciated thanks

Answer:Solved: Low internet connection - N router + N dongle + 100mbps connection?

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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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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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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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hello..I Have Bsnl Wimax USB Dongle.

I want to share internet from My wimax Usb dongle. so that i can use internet on my laptop , destop & on my mobile.

I want to know, is this possible to share my internet through any wifi router which support wimax usb dongle?

if yes, then tell me about the router, which one should i buy?

with regard
Hemant Gupta

Answer:Share internet from wimax usb dongle

I want to know, is this possible to share my internet through any wifi router which support wimax usb dongle?Click to expand...

Yes, I think so. Here is one example of the type of router, but I didn't look to see if it supports BSNL.

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I have a Netgear Wireless Router hard wired between my Virgin modem and an XP SP2 PC. Upstairs I have an old PC running ME with a Belkin G dongle. The Dongle sees a good wireless signal but the return path is shown as faulty. If I try to connect the dongle freezes everything and I have to exit it. Previously these two PCs had a wired network connection as they were in the same room. I have tried the Netgear test programme and it shows the dongle as part of the network. On that basis it seems that the problem must be with the ME PC. The ME also has NTL's software loaded onto it because it was my original BB PC. Any ideas or help please.

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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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Hi ,

I've been struggling to get my Ps3 connected to the internet using an ethernet cable. I'm using windows 7 and there is no sharing tab on the properties option for me to change these settings to enable the connection to work on the Ps3. Help please?

Answer:Ps3 connection to internet via 3g dongle

so to confirm you are using a Windows 7 machine with the 3G connection to connect your PS3 to?

If so you want to look for Internet Connection Sharing in the Help and Support section in Windows, but honestly I would stay away from that (just my opinion and from experience)

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 need to connect to the Internet using a USB dongle (Vodacom SA).
At the same time I need to connect to a workgroup via WIFI (for file sharing and printing).
When I am connected to the workgroup the laptop should use the dongle's Internet, not the workgroup's Internet.
There is one WIFI router where the printer and other pc's are connected to and it is the router for the office's Internet.
The machines run on various Windows 7 distributions.
How do I set this thing up?

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 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

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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to start off i am using one of thoes modems called the UM150 provided by verizon wireless, its a modem that connects to your computer through USB. it uses a software that you install on your computer to manage the internet connection.

what i am trying to do is "share" that connection with my xbox 360. but the only way my xbox accepts internet connection is through a ethernet cable, so my current setup is the UM150 to the USB port on my laptop, an ethernet cable from my laptop to a router, and my xbox is connected through the router also.

is there any way i can connect my xbox to the internet through my computer?

my xbox360 has a text connection program, it cannot discover a DNS

Answer:Share internet connection

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i have just installed a speedtouch pc modem in my computer instead of usb and it is much more stable.however i have internet connection sharing and it no longer works.when i switch the second pc on it disconnects the modem and when i turn it off it reconnects.the second pc sees the first and vice versa but modem goes offline.any ideas.darren

Answer:cant share internet connection please help

When replacing the USB modem, did you disable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the old connection and then enable it on the new connection in the Network Connections Folder?

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I need some help in establishing Internet connection sharing. I've got 2 laptops. Both are WiFi and Ethernet enabled. The 3rd piece of hardware is a WiFi router (I call it a "modem"), which acts as a bridge basically at this point. It's this one here:
HUAWEI wireless home gateway HG 530 (its official title)
The Internet connection to the ISP is a wired PPPoE one. There's RJ-45 cable that enters our apartment from the outside (I assume that there's a major router that serves the whole building with Fiber Optic all the way down to ISP itself, but I'm not sure and it's irrelevant to my issue here). I used to connect that RJ-45 cable into an appropriate jack on one of the laptops and I have a PPPoE W7 connection (called a High Speed Connection in Windows environment). So I just "dial" that Internet connection with username and password provided to me by my ISP. It's a regular Ethernet connection as far as HG530 is concerned. Then I started using laptop's WiFi to reach the HG530. I still use the same Windows PPPoE connection for dialing. It saves me having a cable on the floor which (the cable) was reachable by my cat who likes to chew stuff. So that's what I have right now.
I want to make it clear that it's NOT a WiFi Internet connection (there're zillions of threads all over the Net how to share it -- I wouldn't be asking it AGAIN here!). Internet connection is still a wired one. It's the... Read more

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I am trying to set up an internet connection share. I cant share files because the host pc is XP Pro with NTFS and the network pc is Windows 98 Fat32. When I did the setup the Wizard said I could use the XP disk in the 98 system to complete the task. I also followed the directions from this note,

From: Daniel <[email protected]>
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2004 3:05 PM

Try this:
"Just plug the Crossover cable into the two computers. To set it up go to Control Panel/Network.

If there is and entry there for TCP/IP fine. If not you need to add it. Click Add the Protocal/Add. Select Microsoft and select TCP/IP and OK.

Once you have TCP/IP install highlight it and click properties. Click specifiy IP address and insert Enter sub net mask of

You may get asked if you want to re-boot at this stage. Decline as there is more to do.

Click File and Printer sharing and tick both boxes. Now you can re-boot.

Do the same on the other computer but this time enter an IP address if with the same mask. Install file and printer sharing as well and reboot.

Once the computers have re-booted you need to set up sharing. Right click on any drive or folder in Windows Explorer and clcik Sharing. Click shared as: Either axcept the name offered or enter one of your own. In access type I would suggest Full if you are the only one to be using these computers, otherwise enter passwords if required.

Do this for every Dri... Read more

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Hi, i have an alpha usb device which catches wireless signals at my home and that device is connected to my laptop. my laptop wifi is not working so i purchased this device in my laptop so i have an easy access to internet through that device. i want to share that internet connection with my desktop. i dont want to purchase another device for my desktop. so i tried this:

i connect my desktop pc to my laptop through crossover cable. then i select my desktop pc tcp/ip properties and clicked on obtain and ip address automatically. then clicked ok.

then i went to wireless network connection of my laptop. then properties -->advanced then enable sharing. beneath that check box there is a scroll down list. 2 options in this list. through LOCAL AREA NETWORK / BLUETOOTH. I select local area network. then i click ok but it is showing an error. what is happening?

Answer:share internet connection

Where are you catching the wifi signal from

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My sister has a desktop and a laptop. she has a standard 512kb aol internet connection and two modems. what is the best (cheapest and easiest) way to enable her to share the internet connection with both machines and will it enable her to use both computers to brouse the interweb at the same time? Is a network required or is there some way opf utilising both modems to save doing that?Thanks in advance!

Answer:How do I share an internet connection between 2 pc

is to use 1 modem and link the two computers with a crossover network cable

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can I share an internet connetion betwenn a mac and pcMac is OS X and PC is win 98 SEthey are connected via a crossover cable and already share filesISP is bt broadband through an ADSL modem

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Look at this :click here

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Hi there,

I am currently trying to set up some internet sharing action, and am having a bit of difficulty. Ok, so there is a wireless network in the house I am in, my laptop has wireless in built, but my desktop has no wireless card so as I am in the attic of the house, I am unable to just use an ethernet cable to connect it to the internet. I DO, however, have a cat 5 crossover cable, and was just wondering if it is possible to go from wireless router to wireless laptop, then through a WIRED connection to the desktop?

I've been trying for about half an hour now, but no joy. Am I just being stupid, or do I just create a connection between the desktop and the laptop and then bridge it with the wireless connection? is there something that I need to activate that I've missed?

I have just bought a wireless card, and it should be arriving next week, but I just thought it might be interesting to someone to solve this question.

thanks guys

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I have one PC that is connecting wirelessly to a network

I have a laptop that I can't get the wireless to work on (this is due to a physical fault)
I've tried using an external wireless USB stick - but no joy
Basically it's an old and battered laptop

How can I share the internet connection from the PC (that's getting the connection wirelessly)?
Can I join the PC and the laptop with an ethernet cable and share the connection??
If so, how?


Answer:How can I share an internet connection from one PC?

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Hi. I'm having this problem in Windows 8 where I can't share the Internet with another PC, which runs Windows XP. My Internet connection name displays as "Unidentified network" which I think disables ICS and sharing altogether. I've also tried changing configurations in the HomeGroup and, although a second connection called "Network 2" set as "Private network" appears, it disappears after I reboot the PC. Any help please?

Answer:Can't share Internet connection

Maybe this tutorial will help. It helps to use a crossover cable for this connection but I believe there are ways around that. The second link shows settings more specific to setting up connection sharing with XP machines.
Internet Connection Sharing - Enable - Windows 7 Forums
Internet Sharing using Cross-Over cable - Windows 7 Forums

You will also want to leave the Home group if you set one up. Home groups are made for Windows 7 machines only.

If you need to share files between those machines you should set up a Workgroup using the same workgroup name for all machines in the workgroup.
Workgroup Name - View and Change - Windows 7 Forums

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Hello! i have 2 pc both running windows xp sp2... and a modem...
and i use asus rx 3041.. i can share files but i can't share internet connection...

can anyone help me? thanks!

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Hello. 1st I'd like to excuse myself for possible grammatical fails in my problem, I'm not American nor Britainian so please accept my excuse.

Okay, here's the problem.

I'm connecting to internet via Wi-Fi USB adapter and my connection works great. But few days ago friend brought his PC to me so we could do some online gaming over night but there my problems started. We connected both PC's with ethernet cable in this scheme (My PC - ethernet cable - unset router - ethernet cable - his PC)

Okay the problem is that when I set up the LAN, I can't connect to the internet ( I noticed that I can surf the internet when I share my Wireless connection in advanced settings, so I use that trick to connect to the Internet when I need to ) but we can play in LAN.

So here's the real conflict. Why can't I share my internet connection to his PC. I allow my Wireless Network Connection sharing but he can't connect to the internet.

We're both using WinXP SP3 and we have almost same PC's. So can anyone help me?

I am even willing to use TeamViewer for easier help if someone can help me?

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Hello everybody.I registered to forum to find a way to share my internet connection to my other computer with the xp installed.Should I open a new topic? Or can someone direct me if there is a open topic about this already.

note:English is not my native lanaguage so I apologise for any mistakes in writing or if something is unreadable

Answer:Way to share my internet connection?

Here's a checklist of things for ICS and file sharing for 2 croslinked computers (This is what works for Win 7 and XP):

- 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 gave an option to select which connection should 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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Can I share my internet connection by using a hub? I have a 5-port hub but no instructions on how to use it??? I want to be able to get online with both computers at the same time.
Can someone advise me if the hub will work or do I need something else? I have intermediate computer knowledge but know nothing about networking.

Answer:Share Internet Connection?

You need a broadband router for most broadband accounts.

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I have bought 2 Wireless Desktop Network Cards and installed them both (1 on each computer). They have picked up each other's signals and connected to each other perfectly fine.

My question is, how do I share my Internet connection with the computer that doesn't have Internet access? The guy at the shop told me it's possible to do this but there's no instructions or anything in the box to tell you how.


Answer:How Do I Share My Internet Connection Between PC's?

Launch the Network Setup Wizard. Go to Control Panel -> Network and Internet Connections -. Network Setup Wizard.

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 I connect to the internet on my computer but can't seem to share it so another computer connect to mine on like a small home network can use it. Please help. I would like ot know how to do this with dial up and broadband please

Answer:I can't seem to share my internet connection?

Insufficient information. At what part of creating a LAN are you?

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I have access to an internet connection that uses mac address filtering and timed sessions. i.e., from 30mins to 366days. I want to use my connection (I have a 366day account) to the network as a hotspot for my iPhone without having to go through the hassle of either getting another 366day pass or the grief associated with spoofing the mac address in order to get online with my phone. I also don't want to use iTunes because it will mess up my iPod's stuff too. And adding a new device has already cost me a library of stuff and due to "we can't confirm xyz, have a great day" after it was all deleted. (I changed those settings now though from the default burn all not the same" even if a few are just renamed to save scrolling. Anyway going off tangent their.

How can I use my laptop as a pseudo router so that the mac filter doesn't interfere with my phone? ICS through the windows networking doesn't show my laptop as a separate WiFi connection, ie transmit as a router would. (the phone will though but also rack up a fortune in data charges though.)

Please can someone help me with this. I have tried more than one so called how to that has not done what it said it would, which is turn my laptop into a pseudo-wireless router and at the same time maintain my connection to my internet connection.

And thanks to MSN giving me grief with the new format, basically because I am not using the same computer/apartment/ISP etc... that I used when I sig... Read more

Answer:how 2 share internet connection?

You apparently are trying to abuse your internet access, and we do not help with such activities. Please review the rules.


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I have two small offices in different location the far between each other around 5Km each office. What the diagram will be look like of the hardware and layout that you suggest for each location and if there is any choices could you explain why especially for the devices we will use and what brands and do i need a server or network printer if i need where it shuold be. thank you

Answer:How Do I Share An Internet Connection?

You want to share an internet connection between two small offices 5Km apart? 5Km as in 3+ miles? Contact your local telecommunication companies and see what they can offer.

I hope you have other reasons for wanting your own private network between these offices as any solution is going to be far more expensive than two internet connections.

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If I linked two PC's together with a basic ethernet connection, would both be able to access the net (cable bb) or just the PC with the cable connection?

Answer:2 PC's - 1 Internet connection - Will it share?

click here - there is a guide here which may help. Posted in this thread: click here

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My parents have a Dell desktop running windows XP and a new HP 64bit desktop running Windows 7 64bit. They have an actiontec wireless modem/router. I can connect the modem to the Dell computer and get an internet connection. I can move the modem to the other roon and connect it to the new computer and get an internet connection. I cannot get it to work on both.

I connected the modem to the HP computer using ethernet port 1 on the modem and the Dell on ethernet port 2 via a long ethernet cable. I cannot enable ICS on Win 7 because it doesn't see anything else connected. The Dell says nothing is connected to the LAN. Not sure what is going on unless the ethernet cable is bad or possibly too long. Any ideas?

Later this morning I am going to take a multimeter over and do a continuity check on the ethernet cable (I crimped the ends on) and make sure it is good. Am I correct is saying that it should be a "straight through" ethernet cable? Just wondering if there's any other setting I should check while I'm there.

Answer:Cannot share internet connection

Is it a router you've connected your computer to? If it is, make sure you've enabled NAT in the router...
Often you can access those settings by opening either:, or
username: admin
password: 1234 (or none)

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I am running xp pro on a host and client computer using a Pantech UM175 to connect with my wireless broadband. I am running a CAT5 cable from host to client and using a standard ethernet switch. I know my LAN is connected because I can see the files on the host computer from the client (but not the other way around - weird and it pings o.k. The "Local Area Connection" shows little or no connectivity and I cannot connect to the internet on my client computer. I have run the network setup wizard and repair but not success. Any ideas out there? Thank you for any help on this...:confused

Answer:cannot share internet connection

how do you connect to the internet? do you have a cable modem or dsl or something? also, are you using a home router at all?

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Hi guys!
I have a server with Windows server 2003.

I want to connect to internet with it without having Internet for itself.
I mean:
- It dials the internet connection
- By DHCP, it gives IP, Gateway and DNS addresses to clients machine
- Clients have Internet
- Server doesn't have internet

Is it possible?

Answer:Share internet connection

I think i may be getting the wrong end of the stick here. Is that not what a router is for?

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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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Hey Guys
I just wanted to know if anybody have ever setup and sent files between two computers with out a internet connection. Because I have a business client is looking for a solution that can do this between 2 computers in different offices at his shop.

Only solution I gave to the customer was use a flash drive and save the files onto the flash drive and transfer files that way.

Answer:How to share files without a internet connection

Just run an ethernet cable between them?

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i got a switch and 2 pc and a dsl modem
is it possible to both of them can have a internet connection at the same time

Answer:is it possible to share internet connection with a switch

Maybe, if the DSL modem has a built in Router just plug the PC's into the switch and the switch into the Modem. If it doesn't have a router then each PC is going to get a Public IP instead of a Private IP address. Most ISP's will only allow you to have one public IP so only one PC will connect. The only way to find out is to plug everything in and see if both PC's get a connection. If only one PC works you'll have to but a router, use Internet connection sharing, or pay extra for another Public IP from your ISP.

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hi, i have wireless netvigator internet connection. i want to share my internet connection from my pc to the laptop. my laptop has wireless built into it and i have a wireless adaptor for my pc. can anyone advise me how to share the connection. will it be using a router or something else. thanks

Answer:How to share internet connection with Netvigator.

why isn't anyone helping me, please help i really need to know about this.

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I am in a bit of a dilemma. We just built a new shop and are trying to get wireless throughout the whole thing. However the situation is unique and I need some help.

The internet connection is actually a large area wireless connection. It is provided by DTN. Basically we have a dish type of thing on top the shop that picks up internet from a transmitter about 3 miles away. There is a large cable that goes from the dish into a Cisco 350 Wireless card in the computer.


Wireless Card:

We are given a static IP address from the company which is in the 10.1.x.x range. What my original plan was to use ICS to share the DTN connection to a wireless router that is connected to the LAN port of the host computer. However ICS only works for the ip address. We have to use the 10.1.x.x IP that we were given, that cannot be change. So because of this ICS does not seem like it will not work, unless there is a 3rd party tool that can used.

Also anytime that I enable the LAN port on the computer now that the router is plugged in, the internet drops off. it looks like the computer is defaulting to the LAN connection instead of teh DTN connection (which shows up as a wireless connection to XP). Is there anyway to stop this from happening?

Other notes:

Computer: It is a Core2Duo running windows XP Pro.

Does anyone ... Read more

Answer:Share a Wireless Internet Connection?

Your ISP is giving you a private IP address as your "static" IP? Is your ISP run by a 17 year old out of his mom's house? That is the same as if they gave you or similar as your static IP. That is also probably the reason ICS isn't working.

I have a few suggestions but none are perfect:

1. Call your ISP and bitch at them for being pathetic and get a real IP address from them.

2. Attempt to bridge your Wireless and LAN connections. You should then be able to plug the LAN port of your computer into the WAN port of the router, and use your 10.1 "static" IP as the WAN IP address on the router.

You'll still need an IP for the bridge interface on your computer though, but if you've only been assigned one "static" IP then you'll have to use that on the router WAN port instead. It should still bridge traffic even without an IP on the bridge interface but you won't have internet access on that computer unless you installed a 2nd LAN port and connected that 2nd LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the router.

3. Leave your setup as it is right now but use a proxy server to share internet access.

I've used this freeware in the past with good results:

It's not as simple as ICS in terms of sharing internet, but all you have to do is go into the browser settings of all the client computers and configure them to use th... Read more

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have tried everything need help have a new laptop running windows 7 home premium? i connect to the internet using mobile broadband device which works fine but i have been trying for a week now to share that connect with my local area network connection to access my ps3 (as i did with xp) to no success. 1st the LAN states that is is an "unidentified network: so when i tried to set up internet connection sharing, it would say that the wimax network adapter was "shared" but there would be no internet or network access though LAN. now i cannot even start ics as i am getting an error message that states "an error occurred while Internet Connection Settings was being enabled (null).... not sure what to do......

Answer:cannot share internet connection windows7 help

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ok.. we just got a cable modem... i got this computer connected... and i have two other computers connected to it through crossover cables... all 3 are in a workgroup... and i can get to this computer from them... but they won't connect to the internet... waht to i have to set up?


p.s. i eventually want to make a linux server, but i want to set up the computer first and all that good stuff... then i will have some real questions to ask..

Answer:i can't share an internet connection under win2k pro

Do you have ICS on?

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have done it before so i know it is possible . computers network together ok but when itry to enable internet connection sharing it reports that the Lan is either disconnected or not available, however i know it is connected in other ways as I can swap data between the computers. any help please

Answer:how to share a dialup internet connection

I've never had much joy with Windows sharing either, try using AnalogueX as a proxy server instead, easy to install and you dont need to anything after. click here and follow the PROXY link, halfway down the page

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hi,could somebody advise me how to connect laptop runing winxp with desktop comp runing win98 to share internet connection? desktop comp is connected to the internet via modem. i dont know what kind of modem it is but it dials to connect to the broadband internet connection. there is no way to connect comp strait to modem it hasnt got any other ports. so the only way is pair the comps together probably with ethernet cable. i just dont know how to set it up properly cos i know it would be a prob to pair w98 with wxp. has anyone did that and if yes how?

Answer:connect w98 with wxp to share internet connection

Sharing the internet connection with a Windows 98 PC is no different from any other operating system.To create a wired network for Internet access and File/Printer sharing, you have essentially two options:1) Install a Network Adapter in each PC (if not already installed) and connect them directly with a *crossover* CAT5 ethernet cable. ?Internet Connection Sharing? is then enabled on the actual Internet connection in the ?host? PC and the ?client? PC will have Internet access provided the ?host? is running and online. To enable ?Internet Connection Sharing? in Windows XP, open the Network Connections folder, right click the actual internet connection (modem connection), select Properties and then the Advanced tab. Tick the box ?Allow other network users to connect through this computer?s Internet connection?.When you enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the Internet connection, it automatically configures the network adapter used for your "private network connection" with the IP address and subnet mask If you have more than one adapter available for this purpose, e.g. both a "Local Area Connection" and a "Wireless Network Connection", you will have a drop down list from which to select the appropriate adapter. The TCP/IP settings for the "Client" PC's network adapter (your Windows 98 PC) should be set to get the IP address automatically, which it does by DHCP from the "Host" PC. Also, if you run the Zone Alarm firewall ... Read more

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Here is my issue: I have my laptop hooked up to my non wireless router, and I dont want to run a cable to my XBox 360. Is there a way to set up an Ad-Hoc wireless connection between the laptop and the XBox 360 so that I can share the internet connection? I can work in either WinXP or SuSE 10, although I would prefer windows.


Answer:Ad-Hoc Wirless/Share internet connection

Does the 360 have a wireless interface? If so can you get to some kind of admin console?

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I was wondering if it would be possible to share an internet connection in this scenario. Here is my situation; I have a neighborhood WIFI connection which I can access the internet with Airport on my Mac laptop. Unfortunatly the signal doesn't reach some of the PC's in my house. I was wondering if it would be possible to share my internet connection that my Mac has with my PC's via erthernet cables as as a LAN or so. If it is possible how can my computers up to work like this? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Need help with this Scenario to Share an Internet Connection

Get yourself a wireless bridge. Your bandwidth will be pretty crappy though.

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Hi all,
this is my first post in this lovely forum,

well i do have a problem,

i have an internet connectionon my desktop with Xp on it, and i have a got a new laptop couple days ago with Vista and im unable to share the connection between them , i tried almost all ways and nothing worked,
so plz if u have any clue for the solution ill be thankfull

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Hi, i have 2 routers, one is a belkin 54g wireless router and the other is a belkin n1 mimo wireless router.

I have one desktop wired into the n1 and a laptop which connects to this wirelessly however there is another desktop upstairs and i have no wire long enough to reach it and no wireless usb dongle thing.

My question is, is there any way to plug the second desktop into the belkin 54g and connect to the downstairs network wirelessly, thus giving the 2nd desktop internet?

thanks, hope you understand my problem!

Answer:2 routers share one internet connection?

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Hi all,

I have the simplest network possible. ISP>> Cable modem>>Router>>PCs. My question is what do I need to do to control and see the very details of all connections including external and internal? Do I need to setup a server for that? What are your suggestions?

Answer:I need advice on how to share internet connection.

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Here's a lame diagram

(cable modem btw)

I've tried setting up internet connection sharing (ICS) with windows but it doesn't seem to be working. Would I need to make that computer a DHCP server some how? (because I'm assuming the switch isn't assigning IPs)

Answer:Share internet connection with a switch?

Instead of ICS, bridge the wireless adapter and the LAN adapter on the WiFi connected computer.

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my system an emachine e350 wouldnt share wireless connection to other computers but can receive perfectly well.when i try to set up an adhoc network,it does not show me turn on internet connection sharing,so when other computers try to connect,it just shows they re connected only on my system but not on the other ones and they cant access the internet also.the network discovery too wont stay on, every time i turn it on and save changes it goes back to off.can anyone please help me out.i use a win7 ultimate

Answer:cant share internet connection on my system

Check your Firewall settings are set to allow the connection

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Hello everyone,

THis is my first time in these forums, so be gentle with me!!!!

Not a pro at networking by any means, here's what i need to do:

I have an ISP LAN ISDN connection here at the house and I need to be able to browse the web and be connected to a VPN (through a log in program to another network) through a firewall all at the same time. My network administrator at work says theres no way period. Well i actually had it running for a short time today with Zone Alarm, and would prefer to stay with that software if possible. If not, i do have access to a router. For some reason Zone alarm configured itself and somewhere in there got all changed around.

The ISDN modem is dial up on demand, i tried sharing the connections and the Windows XP HOME firewalls and all that crap and yatta yatta yatta with the Zone Alarm/Windows help files. Spent the last three hours going there and getting the t-shirt.

So basically - somebody out there point me in the right direction and lets show a "network administrator" that his local webmaster can in fact put a spankin on him. If any more info is needed please do not hesitate to ask.


PS : I spent a lot of time going through the windows helps files and all i could find was help on the PRO version of XP, i unfortunately at the monent have the HOME.

Answer:XP - Need to share 1 ISP LAN connection for internet and 1 VPN simultaneously

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Hello to all !
This is more of a request for guidance than for stating a specific problem so here goes..........
I am planning on purchasing a new computer for my 12 year-old son. I would simply like to share my existing ( cable-connected ) ISP with that new machine when I purchase it. I would also like us to be independent in terms of NOT sharing files or printers. etc. As far as location specifics are concerned, his new computer would be located in the next room over from mine, just on the other side of the wall, if you will. I have been thinking about a wireless configuration, if for nothing else than ease of installation and set-up, etc. I understand from some reading and general research that a router is key in this, of course. My WindowsXP SP2 Control Panel has icons for Wireless Network set-up and the general Network Setup Wizard.
I am attaching a detailed list of my own computer specifics as follows:
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Computer Profile Summary
Computer Name: Gateway-lafcy9p (in MSHOME)
Profile Date: Saturday, October 22, 2005 11:10:35 PM
Advisor Version: 7.0t
Windows Logon: Owner

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Gateway ESSEX2 4000811
System Serial Number: 0029911848
Chassis Serial Number: 0029911848
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Answer:Planning to share an Internet connection

You're right, the router is the key component. If you can run a wire, I strongly suggest you do so. A wired network will be more trouble-free than a wireless in almost all situations. It's obviously also much more secure.

If you really want to go wireless, you can still connect your computer wired to the router, since you're right there with it. Also, you want at least one wired connection to the router for configuration anyway. What you'd really need is a wireless adapter for the son's computer and a wireless router in that case.

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I want to share the internet from my netbook to the internet on my better computer.
Laptop has Windows Vista
Netbook has Windows 7

What i do is on the netbook i make an ad hoc network, but when i try to enable Internet Connection Sharing it says i dont have enough privileges.
I am logged on as the administrator and i have put UAC off (i think).

Why will it not work?

Also i went to the Services menu (control panel -> administrative tools -> services) and i started Internet Connection Sharing manually and it says that it started then stopped and this happens when its not being used by another services. etc.

Help please!!!

Answer:[HELP!] Start ICS to share internet Connection

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Am running NT4 Server as a file server in my office. Currently running a web ramp with 3 USR 56k modems for internet access thru my network switch.

I recently added a WinXP Pro client to my LAN. That client has a Direcway 2-way satellite connection thru the USB port. I unplugged the web ramp and enabled ICS on the XP client. Good news...everyone on the LAN could share the connectdion. Bad one can see the file server. If I disable the direcway connection on the client, the server is visible.

Any way to share the internet connection on the XP Client without interfering with file server access?

Answer:NT Server trying to share an internet connection

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Alright, here's the situation. There is an internet connection across the street that me and the owner wish to share. But we would like to only share the internet, we want to keep our networks seperate and secure. Secondly, we must use wireless between the two points because there is no way to run wire.

That said I would like help choosing a good solution for this. I am trying to keep price down and used equipment is alright. Let me know what you think.

Here's my try at this

Cable Modem -> Linksys WRT54g (NAT/DHCP) -> LAN side 1

Cable Modem -> Linksys WRT54g (NAT/DHCP)(wireless yagi) --across street---> Wireless Bridge -> Monowall

Set the Wireless up with WPA security and set the Monowall up another NAT/DHCP serve


I think this problem could also be solved with subnetting. Let me know what you think.

Answer:Help me share an internet connection privately

You can easily disable network browsing using windows firewall, or most other firewalls. Set up the internet sharing normally using the router/wap, but in at control panel/windows firewall/exceptions uncheck the "file and printer sharing" box.

Note: only one dhcp/NAT solution per network.

are you trying to keep two seperate networks? If so you might need to bridge them... I would use only one network to keep it simple and just turn off file and printer sharing.

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Is it possible to share the internet connection from my desktop (XP) so that my wife's shiny new Vista laptop can use it? If possible, wireless connection would be better. Her laptop is wireless capable, but my current router (provided by AOL - it's a BT Voyager 105) isn't compatible with Vista. Before I go out and buy a new modem/router I'd like to know if this is all possible! I'm a complete novice with networks/sharing internet connections so any advice would be very welcome.


Answer:Share Internet Connection XP/Vista

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I have set up a network using ethernet cables and a modem and am now able to share my broadband connection. I can not however see the other computers or the printer which are hooked up to the router. The two computers running XP only show me 1 computer hooked up to the network - no other computers or printer. The 3rd computer running Vista was able to find and install the driver for the printer (hooray). I tried the network connection wizard for the machines running XP and I tried adding a network printer. Everything runs through step by step but when I am done, nothing has changed even after rebooting. I must have a setting issue or am skipping something. Please help.

Answer:Can share internet connection but not printer

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First of all hi to everyone and thanks for helping me out!

I'm using Windows 7 and am desperately trying to share my internet with another laptop which is in reach (less than 30 feet away).

Of course there are several threads and help on the internet but none helped so far after an hour of research.

I have laptop 1 connected via a cable to a router with which I'm using cable internet (so it's not a wireless router). Laptop 1 is therefore connected to the internet. In order to use the internet on laptop 2 to the same time I'd like to share the signal from laptop 1. I created a home network successfully, connect it on laptop 1, also connect to it from laptop 2 successfully but the internet is not shared. What possibly do I do wrong? (it's not too far away or anything like that).

Does it have anything to do that I have to connect laptop 1 with a cable to the router?

Answer:Share an internet connection with another computer

If your cable router has more than one ethernet-port, simply connect 'laptop 2' to a spare ethernet-port on the router (with, obviously, an ethernet cable from the router to 'laptop 2's' ethernet port.

That's the whole point of having a router, since it does away with the need to set up home networking just for sharing a single connection between two computers.

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I am using a VPN connection from my Android phone to my home PC by using the "default" Windows 7 (Ultimate x64) VPN feature. The connection works fine, but when I connect with my phone running Android 2.3.6 to this VPN, I loose the Internet connection on my phone and am only able to access the home LAN. Since the Android client doesn't have much settings to configure in this area, I figured the solution to my problem would be if the VPN server could share it's Internet connection to the VPN.

Please how do I set this up on the server?


Answer:How to share server's internet connection to VPN?

android phone is wireless
home pc is wireless as well.

Why not simply buy a wireless router?

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Hi, Yesterday my xbox live was working fine but today i cant share the internet with the xbox through the cross over cable it says there is an error. Please can anyone help me?

Answer:Share internet connection with xbox

Have you checked your firewall? And have you installed anything (hardware or software) on the pc since yesterday?

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My computer in my room is connected to the internet via Ethernet cable which leads all the way down to the lounge where our router is. I would like to connect my Xbox 360 in my room to the internet and still be able to use my computer as internet as well without having to unplug from one to the other. I would prefer a wired connection, however wouldnt really like to buy another 30ft long ethernet cable just to connect my xbox all the way downstairs to my router.
How can I share the internet?

Answer:How can I share my PC Internet connection with my Xbox 360?

Go wireless... Spend a little on a wireless router and a wireless NIC for your computer. The XBOX should have wireless capability already. Or, you could buy another wired router and set it up in your room. Attach it to the existing internet wire from the lounge and connect the XBOX and your computer to the new router

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I have a desktop and a laptop and would like the two to share a broadband connection. I have an Intel 5-port hub and 2 ethernet cables. Can anyone tell me if it's possible to connect the 2 computers to the Internet with the items that I have? If so, how? Thanks.

Answer:share internet connection with intel hub

Like this.. assuming the dsl or cable router you have will give you 2 IP addresses. And you get the more cables.

If not you need a router in there.

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I recently broke my airport antenna on my powerbook, and consequently, cannot connect to my wireless home network. however, my ipaq pda has a wireless connection. both my pda and my broken powerbook have bluetooth. can i share the internet connection via bluetooth? effectively using my pda as a bluetooth wifi connection?

Answer:Share Internet Connection Over Bluetooth?

Short answer: No
PDAs don't have any capability to act as a host for connection sharing.

You CAN get a bluetooth adaptor for a PC that's connected to your net connection either by wireless or ethernet and have it share the net connection via bluetooth.

The simplest thing is goign to be getting the antenae replaced on your Powerbook. One thing you may want to check, I believe in the Powerbooks Bluetooth and Airport share the same antenea. Check with an Apple repair shop to find out and just see how much they'd charge to fix it.

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Can someone please point me in the right direction! I have installed a network card on both PC's running Win98SE and after checking the Network Neighbourhood, both PC's are showing fine. All cables are joined correctly as I can view the contents of the hard drive from the main to the second. However, I want to set up the PC's so that both can dial up seperatley (when only 1 on-line of course) or access the internet if the other PC is already on-line. My friend has two PC's running XP and he just clicks on explorer if the other PC is already online - Is this possible in Win98SE or can both PC's not access at the same time via dial up or shared? Confused? I bloody am!!

Answer:Share Internet Connection - Win 98SE

if you have a peer to peer network ie using a crossover cable then the host pc must be on and connected for the 2nd. pc to go online. If you have a router and ordinary cables you can have the internet connection direct to the router and then both of the pcs can initiate and use the net as and when they want to. I am assuming you have 1 modem/ broadband connection.

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