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Internet Connection Sharing with XP machine

Question: Internet Connection Sharing with XP machine

I have a client that has an existing XP desktop which is using a Verizon Wireless broadband device for an internet connetion (no other broadband available in the area). So he simply connects to it wirelessly and he gets his internet.

Complication starts here. He just got a Windows 7 laptop and needs to share the internet connection of the Verizon device. Only problem is that the laptop is out of range of the verizon device. So, we have a Linksys wireless router that is connected to the XP machine and gives us the range we need to reach the laptop.

My trouble is that I can't get any sort of connection between the two computers. They are on the same workgroup and I have enabled everything in the sharing options on the Win7 machine. My goal is to have the Win7 laptop connect to the XP machine and share the internet connection and printer and files etc...

Here is a diagram of the situation. I've had one person tell me he doesn't think it's possible. But I bet there is a way.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Answer: Internet Connection Sharing with XP machine

Going purely by the pic, wouldn't it work better if you cable the Linksys to the VZW device? then have both W7 and XP connect to the Linksys wireless for internet and sharing?

Anyway, can you provide ipconfig /all details for the W7 and XP machine, this might help paint a picture of why you cannot connect from W7 to XP.

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Ok we have a vista machine which is connected directly to the internet and then a ethernet lead coming out of the vista machine into the hub and a ethernet lead coming out of the hub into the xp laptop.

Now i have tried and failed to share the internet connection with the laptop.

Can anyone shien any light on the situation for me please?

thanks
 

Answer:Sharing Internet Connection With XP Machine

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I have a Compaq Portable II running MS-DOS 6.22 (from a 20, count'em, 20 megabyte hard drive). For retrocomputing purposes, I'd like to run DosLynx, ssh/telnet and a (yet to be defined) IRC client on it.
I can't connect it straight to my router (too far away, impractical to run a cable), so I want to connect it to my main computer, running Windows 7 x64 and with a wifi link to the router.
I configured connection sharing in win7, then found a DOS packet driver for the ethernet card in the Portable II (an AMD PCNET one). Said driver apparently works (I run it with INT=0x60 and it autodetects the other settings), but then I've no idea what to do. Doslynx reports a DHCP error every time I try connecting to a website.

Little help?

Answer:Sharing a connection with an old MS-DOS 6.22 machine

DOS probably can't handle what you are trying to feed it and/or just not going to happen via Win7, M$ is a fan of end of life support cycles... and this is way beyond...

Good luck though, I was an old QEMM guru back in the day.

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We have two desktop computers, both running Windows XP in our house. They both share a wireless broadband internet connection which works perfectly but I don't understand why file and printer sharing doesn't work. We have run the setup wizards on both PC's but we can only print from the computer directly connected to the printer. What have we done wrong? I'm not good with computers!
 

Answer:Internet connection sharing works, but file and printer sharing doesn't work? Help!

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I have a main computer that shares its internet connection with 5 other machines. Anyways, after I connect to the internet with the central machine, slowdowns begin shortly after and eventually it jams up, it will also randomly disconnect from the internet. Now does anyone know what this problem could be?

Thanks in Advance
 

Answer:Central Internet sharing machine experiencing slowdowns and jams

You are missing the broadband router that's the right way to solve this problem!
 

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Hi,
I have windows 7 Pro installed. I have a DSL connection that requires a username and password. I have read the tutorials for setting up ICS in windows 7, but it is not working for me. In my 'change adapter settings' page, I have 3 connections: LAN, Wireless and M 1 (this is the dial-up for the username and password). Here's what I have done:

I have enabled ICS for M 1, and created an ad-hoc wireless connection called 'M network'. I basically want to share my wired connection with my iPhone. Everything is ok as far as connecting my iPhone to M network, but when I try to use the internet, all i get is a 'connecting' message on my phone, and it doesnt go any further. I have used this network before to connect 'air mouse' on my phone that lets me use my phone as a touchpad. It still works fine that way, but I cant use internet.

I have even tried enabling the ICS on LAN instead, but got the same results.

Am I doing something wrong?
 

Answer:Solved: Help with sharing wired internet connection as a wireless connection

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Previously my 2 computers (specs under profile) were networked successfully with a shared dial up connection showing up as the Internet Gateway on the second computer. After switching to Tiscali ADSL Tiscali shows up as the Internet Gateway and can be connected and disconnected successfully from the second computer, however, no connection can be made to the internet. The internet settings on the second computer under both Firefox and IE are set to Auto detect settings for network. (Note: AVG update doesn't work either from the second computer- does it take its connection settings from IE?) ICS is enabled in Network Connections.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing with ADSL connection & crossover LAN

Tiscali put its proverbial foot into it, by not letting connect 2 PCs. Read the smallprint, then get rid of Tiscali while you still can. They are the worst ISP under the sun!
 

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I'm working on getting into Internet Connection Sharing (ICS from now one). I'm doing this for a number of reasons: I do have a network switch I hook my computer into. But, for a period of time each night, I have to unplug it. Don't ask me why. It's a long story. I do have wireless adapters that I use. However, they stopped being fully functional when we got a new wifi. But, we're not returning the wifi because all the laptops and smartphones can connect without any issues. Instead, I have opted to connect my desktop to my laptop via ICS and share the laptop's wifi. I was able to configure the IP addresses and Mask so that I could see the shared folders between the two computers. That's about as far as I got. How do I make it so the laptop shares it's internet connection with the desktop?

My current settings:
Overall:
Mask: 255.255.255.0
Router: 192.168.1.254
DNS: 192.168.1.254

Desktop (link to laptop):
IP: 192.168.1.11
Mask: 255.255.255.0
Router: 192.168.1.254
DNS: 192.168.1.254

Laptop:
Link to Desktop
IP: 192.168.1.2
Mask: 255.255.255.0
Router: 192.168.1.254
DNS: 192.168.1.254

Link to WiFi
IP: 192.168.1.3
Mask: 255.255.255.0
Router: 192.168.1.254
DNS: 192.168.1.254

I thought I might need to tweak the setting in ICS under the Settings button. But, I wasn't sure which IP address to use (most online instructions state that DHCP will assign the addresses and don't go in-depth or they have a rather bizarre IP setup).
 

Answer:Sharing via Internet Connection Sharing

But, for a period of time each night, I have to unplug it.Click to expand...

Why? In case it's not clear I am asking this as a Moderator, and there will be no help offered until there is a satisfactory answer.
 

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I'm currently using a Dell Inspiron 1501, running Windows Vista (it shipped with XP but I upgraded). Recently I got an Xbox 360, but it's located at the opposite end of the house from my wireless router, and rather than blow $100 on the microsoft wireless adapter I decided to connect it to the Internet through my laptop using ICS instead.

However, whenever I plug my Xbox into my laptop and turn on ICS I lose my Internet connection completely. Vista's Network Sharing Center claims that I'm still connected to the Internet, but I can't access any webpage and my router doesn't respond to ping, and the only way to get my Internet access back is to restart my laptop.

At first I thought it was a driver issue, but I installed the latest Vista drivers for both the ethernet controller and the wireless card, but the problem did not go away. Can anyone suggest some fixes?
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing kills my wireless Internet

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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We are running 2K Active Directory with internet connection thru ISA. Users must logon to the network, then if going to the internet they are prompted to logon again to ISA server. We have mandatory profiles that do not let them access options for internet explorer. We have discovered if a user logs onto the local machine and not the network, with the network cable still attached, they have straight access to the internet without logging thru ISA and therefore no record of their activity. Any suggestions where to start looking or known issues or have we simply missed something.
Any help much appreciated.
 

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Hi everybody!

I'm new here, and I have one problem that I can't solve.
I've installed Microsoft virtual 2007 Pc on my laptop that's running on windows 7. In Virtual PC I installed Windows 2k3 server enterprise edition. Network controller settings forit is NAT, and In 2k3 server I don't have Internet connection. Before while I was running XP it worked perfectly. I suspect on firewall in win 7, but I don't know how to edit it to allow virtual PC go to internet... does anyone knows the answer?
thank you!

Answer:internet connection in virtual machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by domac385


Hi everybody!

I'm new here, and I have one problem that I can't solve.
I've installed Microsoft virtual 2007 Pc on my laptop that's running on windows 7. In Virtual PC I installed Windows 2k3 server enterprise edition. Network controller settings forit is NAT, and In 2k3 server I don't have Internet connection. Before while I was running XP it worked perfectly. I suspect on firewall in win 7, but I don't know how to edit it to allow virtual PC go to internet... does anyone knows the answer?
thank you!


Hi domac. Welcome to Windows Seven Forums! I was new here once also so we have that in common!

Hopefully, this tutorial on Windows 7 Firewall will give you the info you are looking for. If not, please let us know!

Robert

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So this issue happens consistently when I remote desktop into my work PC. My home PC is Windows 10 and work PC is windows 7. Here is my scenario.

VPN from home PC to work networkWindows Remote Desktop from home PC to work PCGet work done and afterwards disconnect remote desktopGo in to work next day and PC now has no internet connection on any browser
Restart does fix this issue but I am trying to avoid a restart on my work PC.
The error is 'DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET'. After running netsh winsock reset in command line without restarting, I am able to connect to google only.
Ipconfig /release, /renew, and /flushdns does not fix it.
Also there is no proxy running. Pinging websites work.
Does anyone know what's going on?

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Ok before you say use a router or a ethernet hub I was wondering if my idea was possible here goes>>>>>>>I have a pc with 2 ethernet cards 1 is in use by my dsl modem the other one is free and I also have another computer which it only has one ethernet card(Also Free) so I was wondering can I use a crossover Cat5 cable to share the internet connection. (THE COMPUTERS ARE ATLEAST 2 FEET AWAY FROM EACH OTHER) (Each runnig XP Pro)

Answer:Sharing An Internet Connection Using XP

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That explains it all.

Please tell me where I can download the drivers or whatever it is I need for this.

Answer:No internet connection sharing

is it xp home?

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Ok, I have a small network set up in my house. Downstairs there is a wireless router that connects to a family computer, upstairs there is a PC that gets the internet through wi-fi from the router (Not Wireless LAN), it is connected to a Laptop through a LAN connection. The LAN is working, as I can share files between them. The Wi-fi is working, as I can get the internet on the PC. Is there a way I can connect the laptop to the internet through my PC's LAN, or would I need a wireless card?

Answer:Sharing a Wi-fi internet connection through LAN

try (i hope it works)
(on the one with direct access to the net)
open control panel
open network connections
right click the wirelass lan that you are using to connect to your other pc
click advanced
tick the check box that says allow other computers to connect to the internet via this computer

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Hi all ,
here is the scenario :
I have 2 laptops A and B
A is connected to a broadband connection, so my purpose is to give B internet connection.
My question is :
If I connect A and B to a wireless router then I share the broadband connection on laptop A using ICS , will this work??? and can i have printer and sharing on both in the same time ???
I didn't try this , because i would like to have an answer before buying the wireless router....

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

If you connect A and B to a wireless router, you have no need for ICS. The router will provide the sharing if internet access.

Yes, you can have printer sharing on both at the same time, folder and file sharing too if you want.

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Dear friends,I have a problem with internet connection sharing. I have a small office workgroup network - 6 computers. 1 is running on Win98 and the rest are running on Win XP Prof & home eds. The 1 running Win XP Prof is already on the internet and has been working fine. I want the rest to get onto the internet but through this 1 as the sharing computer. I have managed to configure this sharing computer to share her connection with the others on the network. Now how do I get these others to go online too? especially the Win 98 pc since it is the odd one out? What is the configuration and how do I configure internet explorer and Outlook Express to go through the sharing pc? Thanks friends.

Answer:INTERNET CONNECTION SHARING

Is your network setup Peer to Peer?Do you have a router?

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Hi All,Im having a real problem networking 2 pc's. The one pc has 2 network cards, one with a cable modem and the other network card connects to the second machine.I have been able to make both connect to the internet by sharing the Modem connection but I can't explore the other machine...or see it in the list of computers in the workgroup. Im using XP pro by the way. It seems I can either browse or surf the net but not both ?! Any advice most appreciated.Thanks.D.

Answer:Sharing an internet connection

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I have been have problems trying to share my internet connection with my older computer. The connection is cable(roadrunner) and my newer compuer has windows xp while my older 1 has 98. both have a pci slot and i also have a router dl-704p and it has been giving me troble. I have everything set up right and the net works on my newer comp but not on the other 1. Sometimes it wont work at all. Also the wizard setup only works when i can get the internet to work but not before. I am really comfused and frustraded because i spent 200 bucks to fix my older comp so i could set up a lan. Can any1 help me?

PS i wont be able to see this thread for a few hours so thnx in advance for the advice.
 

Answer:sharing internet connection

I was wondering if it matters that my host comp is using road runner while my other comp only has dial up. Dose the other comp have to have road runner set up on it for it to work? It has a high speed connection installed in it. I found a site witch tells how to set up a shared connection but its quite long and confusing so i was wondering if there was a more simple easier way to set up a shared connection with windows 98 and windows xp using a router?
 

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Have downstairs computer P4 running XP, connects through usb modem to cable.(called LAN2) Set up computer upstairs, P2 running Win98SE connected through crossover cable (called LAN3) Tried network setup wizard a few times, file sharing works as does printer sharing but cannot access the internet from the upstairs computer. Have even tried the blueyonder setup disk upstairs, is there something I missed?

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

In the XP PC, check that "Internet Connection Sharing" is enabled on the actual internet connection in the Network Connections folder. Right click the icon, select Properties then the Advanced tab. The box should be ticked for "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection".Check that the XP 'host' PC has the IP address 192.168.0.1 subnet 255.255.255.0 in the TCP/IP settings for the Local Area Connection. The 98SE 'client' PC should be set to get its IP address automatically. Any firewall software needs to be configured to allow access to the IP addresses of the two networked PCs.

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Hey there,

Alright, so here is my problem. I currently have a desktop computer and a laptop computer (both running XP). The ethernet jack on the wall that my desktop plugs into is broken and I wont be able to fix it for a while. My laptop has a wireless internet connection. I want to bridge the internet from my laptop to my desktop via ethernet (or crossover, I have one of those).

I have been trying to get this to work for a while now. I keep running into little problems that I dont know how to fix. I don't know what all specifics you need on the computers, but I will come back here very often to see what you need to help me. It's getting kind of annoying trying to get this to work.

If you do happen to know a way (easy or hard) to get this to work, please contact me. Either post here, or if you can, contact me on a chat program called xfire (download at www.xfire.com it's free). My username on there is smitty517.

Thank you all,
~ Smitty
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

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I have a Windows XP desktop and one Windows XP laptop. I have a hathway modem having usb port as well as rj45 type connector.

I am able to connect laptop and desktop via a cross over cable.Both of them can ping each other and share files.I have used the Ethernet port of my desktop for this LAN connection to the laptop.

I have connected internet connection to my desktop via the USB port of my modem. (I guess there is a usb modem means a lan card)

Now my desktop is connected to internet as well as the laptop but the laptop is not able to connect to internet.

The ip address of my internet conection (in desktop) is x.x.x.221, and ip address of my desktop in LAN is x.x.x.222 and ip-address of laptop is configured to x.x.x.223 also each one of them have same subnet mask configured.

still I am not even able to ping the ipaddress of internet connection from the laptop.
Also I have installed a proxy server on my desktop and configured the laptop to route internet traffic via the proxy server.The proxy sever has the same ip as the internet connection and a free port assigned.

I am not able ping my desktop internet ip but I am able to ping my desktop Lan connection.Any suggestions ???

In the Network connections I see 2 LAN connection -- 1> is for the LAN connection with the laptop and 2> is for connecting my desktop to the internet.

Please suggest me what more configuration do I need to access internet from the laptop via my desktop.
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Answer:Internet Connection sharing between 2 pcs

Well, you're doing this the hard way.

Get rid of the proxy server and configure ICS.
Take a look at this Microsoft ICS (Internet Connection Sharing tutorial.
 

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I have three PC's networked.A. Runs windowsXP Pro, and I have recently re-formatted it due to some problems I was having, it has ZoneAlarm installed, plus NortonAV, and can see the other's for file sharing etc. This acts as the internet PC and has ActelSpeedtouch. BB. B & C have Win98SE can see all the others in the network and file sharing is no problem. However since the format of the Server PC they no longer connect to the internet. I have tried everywhich way to get them to connect all to no avail. What have I done wrong? when I installed Zonealarm it picked the two 98 PC's up and even said what the IP addresses were.What have I missed? M

Answer:Internet connection sharing

I think you will need to re-configure the two 98 machines to the new workgroup.

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I have recently installed DSL at my home. Woks great!! Now I want to hook up 2 more computers to share in this killer speed. The DSL device is hooked to my computer USB. Can I use a USB hub to connect the other pc's or will I have to use the ethernet port and buy a dsl/ethernet router. If I can use a USB hub how would I setup the other pc's to brows the Internet? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:USB hub and Internet Connection sharing

Your best bet is a cable/dsl router, using a usb hub won't work
moving to networking forum
 

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I upgraded from Win 98SE with ICS working fine to Win2000pro and cannot get ICS to operate. The Microsoft knowledge database simply says to reset settings again but its still not working.

Thanks
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

Do you get any sort of error messeges?
 

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Tried to set it up with the wizard and manually to no avail: "Cannot complete..." or "missing file..." (but no file name!).The network is a belkin wireless and doing fine.Started the ICS in the services and declared it automatic but every time I go back to it it show as a manual startup!!!Should be so simple...By the way running XP Home on one pc and Windows 98 on the other.Thanks

Answer:Help! Internet Connection Sharing

Not an expert but as far as I know you only run ICS on one machine.

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i have an xp home pc connected to broadband, a xp home laptop with wireless and a 98 laptop with wireless. I have setup both laptops to use ics using a crossover cable running from the desktop, (but obviously i can only use 1 at a time). When i took my xp laptop to my friends house and connected it to his pc, (which connects to the net through a router) my laptop could get internet through his pc which got it through the router. Is it possible to have the 98 laptop plugged into my desktop so i can have the internet on it, so i can then get the internet wirelessly on my xp laptop, through the 98 laptop which gets it from the desktop. Hope this makes sense.

Answer:sharing an internet connection (but theres more)

Simple answer is "no" because you would be running Internet Connection Sharing in two PCs in the chain. The ICS "host" always has the IP address 192.168.0.1 and you cannot have two PCs in the same network with an identical IP address.In your friend's case, the router and his internet connection must have had a LAN IP address other than 192.168.0.1 so that this address was available for the network adapter that you connected to in his PC....though why you connected to his PC and used ICS instead of connecting directly to the router seems strange, unless it was only a single port router. What you could try is to plug a Wireless Access Point into your desktop PC's network adapter and then run the two laptops "wirelessly". While this should work OK, in practice there does *seem* to be a problem with multiple ICS "client" PCs if a client is running Windows 98. There doesn't appear to be the same problem with Windows ME or XP.

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Hello,

I am trying to avoid buying a wireless adapter for my desktop by using windows ICS. I currently have my laptop connected to my home wireless and using an ethernet cable connected my laptop to my desktop. The desktop has Identified the network as a regular home network, but the laptop has it set as unidentified, not sure if that is the issue. I went through the windows help process for ICS to no avail... any help? Thankyou in advanced!

Nathan
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing (win 7)

What is the issue or problem?

Please show for both PCs ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Hi, my roommate and I are trying to share an internet connection. He lives in the house, and I live in an outside apartment/cottage. My desktop has a wireless card, 802.11g, and picks up the signal, but my laptop's 802.11b card doesn't pick it up. I have a wireless router and a usb ethernet card. So far, I've tried connecting the desktop to the wireless router and then created a network using the network wizard on both computers. On the desktop, I activated the Internet Sharing. This didn't work. Any suggestions besides running a long wire from his router to my laptop? Thanks ahead of time! Both computers (laptop and desktop) are using windows XP.

Mark
 

Answer:Sharing Internet Connection

Install a directional antenna on the wireless router directed at your location. You can bump the signal strength considerably that way.
 

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I'm having a problem getting ICS to work, and hope someone has some advice. Here's my setup.

1. Host computer - it has WinXP Pro and a cable modem connected via USB. The internet connection is enabled, shared, and firewalled (using XP's firewall), and the internet connection works fine from this computer.

2. Client computer - it has WinXP Home, and is connected to the host computer via a crossover cable.

I set everything up using that home networking wizard. The LAN connection between the two computers works fine, and the internet connection worked fine for a day or two. Then, starting yesterday, it stopped working. I know the shared internet connection is enabled when the client computer boots, because AOL is installed and it pops up a message saying "Your computer is connected to the internet. Would you like to start AOL." However, within a few seconds, the connection becomes disabled.

When I go to view the network connections on the client, the shared connection is listed as disabled. If I double click on it, it contacts the host to try to enable the connection, but responds with "Connection failed!". As I said, the LAN connection still works fine at this point. The 2 computers can see each other, ping each other, etc. The host computer still shows the shared internet connection as enabled as well. I'm pretty certain I didn't change anything on the host that would cause it to stop working, and the owner of the client machi... Read more

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My families business in on the top floor of an older building and the only internet we can get is either t* or satellite, well we have satellite now and it sucks.
So i went and talked to the owners of the business down the hall from us and asked them what they did and they said that they have a T3 but its about 1000 a month, well short story is we decided that if its possible to share the internet connection and well just split the bill.

Both of us have our own private networks and run a SBS2003, we would want to maintain our private networks but be able to share the internet connection.

Can this be done?
What do i need?
 

Answer:Sharing internet connection?

You would just need your own gateway / router and you should be fine.

Have you considered wireless? In my area, they have wireless service that runs actually pretty darn good. It's based on cellular tech and runs around $25 a month and is faster than a T1, but the latency is worse.. 200ms average which is fine for surfing/email.
 

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is it possible to connect a non wireless desktop to a wireless laptop via internet connection sharing and a lan cord, and the desktop be able to use the internet?
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing.?

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My lan does not give me the ICS option. Can anyone tell me what is wrong?
 

Answer:Internet Connection SHaring

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Hi, I have 2 PC both with XP, I can share files, drives and USB printer, but I cant share USB scanner or the internet, I let XP setup everything, it created a network bridge and on the other pc a Internet gateway

Answer:Sharing Internet Connection

Most scanners can't be shared, so that's no big surprise. Getting Microsoft's ICS to work is a whole topic in itself. :D

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Sheeeshhh! I have spent HOURS trying to figure out how to share my broadband internet connection between my desktop and laptop with nothing but more hair loss being the result!I have gone through all the posts here click here and elswhere on PCA, looked at all the relevant websites offering advise and searched on Google. All with no joy.Saying that, i have found a way to connect - through AnalogX Proxy Server click here , but this interferes with some programmes (MSN Messenger, Yahoo, Outlook)so i'd rather not go this route if possible.Ok...here's the setup.I have a desktop running XP Home and a laptop running XP Pro. I have gone into the Internet Protocol TCP/IP settings on both computers (LAN) and set the appropriate IP addresses of 192.168.0.1 (host)and 2 (client) - with the Subnet mask 225.225.225.0. I have also put those IP's into Zone Alarms Trusted Zone area. (i have tried closing down ZA and XP's firewall with zilch luck)I initially had some troubles connecting them up at all, but after fiddling for about 4 hours i got that working. They can share files and the printer without any problem. Also the client laptop can also see the Internet Gateway connection that's on the host machine.The computers are connect via a crossover cable/network cards.I can connect to the internet without a problem on the host but can't get anything when opening pages on the client....phew! I hope i've given enough info there!Can anyone anywhere shed any more light on this and suggest another... Read more

Answer:Help - please! Internet Connection Sharing with XP

to see if your laptop can see the net or not, go to start type cmd and hit ok. From the command prompt type: ping click here

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I use my phone as a modem and i want make the connection available for other devices to connect to the internet also using my router but I'm not sure if this is possible or how i can do this so please help.

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what type of phone do you have? if you have a Nokia then download nokia pc suite because you can connect to the internet through your phone but idk about letting people share

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Hi All

This is my first post.Hopefully will find a solution to the problem.

I am connected to internet through a wireless router and would like to know if i can use an Ethernet cable to allow access to my second laptop using ICS.

I have tried to set up the host pc for ICS but as soon as i try to enable ICS it gives an error message.

Internet Connection Sharing cannot be enabled.
A LAN connection is already configured with the IP address
that is required for automatic IP addressing.

Now i have found a solution which does not resolve the issue as i am using the wireless network as the primary network and want to use Ethernet as the
network for giving access to the second PC.

I hope somebody has got a solution for this

THANKS
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

Hi JAVIZ and welcome to MGs.

If your router has ports in the back, then yes you can hook up a cable to the second computer for internet access.
Here is a view of the back of a linksys router with ports - http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...nksys/Common/VisitorWrapper&lid=3740141396B07
You may have to hit the View options button.

ICS is used when the first computer is acting as a "router" when there is no real router in your network set up. The real router is "sharing" the connection by assigning different IP addresses to the 2 different computers.

Hope this helps.
 

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Hi

I'm having big problems with ICS.

I have 2 home pc's connected via 2 ethernet cards and a crossover cable.

I connect to the internet using an alcatel usb modem

I have enabled ICS on my internet connection and the network is working fine the client pc can see and access all my shared folders etc . it can even see the connection on the host machine and can see packets clocking up in the connection status.

however the client machine can't access any internet services at all just get the standard page cannot be displayed.

here is the ipconfig from the host am I doing something wrong
ipconfig/all

the screenshot below was taken from the client machine

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 5:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920B-EMB Integrated Fast Ethe
rnet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-54-0C-1B-10
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 127.0.0.1

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce MCP... Read more

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I have made a new user rofile for my brother on Windows XP, but instead of using my NTL Cable Broadband connection, it brings u a screen to register with BT Dial U, how do I make it so that he has the same connection?

Answer:Sharing Internet connection

maybe bypass it by going to the control panelthen network connectionsthe creating a shortcut to your DSL connectionalso in the control panelinternet optionscheck out the home pagesome times it set to a windows filesand that brings up connection wiz'schange it to click here or whateveror delete any bt icons

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Laptop(XP Home) file sharing with PC(XP Pro), Internet Gateway says it is talking to internet. Disabled firewall to see if that was problem to no avail.Internet explorer and MSN messenger will not connect to internet, MSN Messenger Connection Troubleshooter reports DNS and Key Ports as problems.Any ideas?

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

PS crossover cable connection

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I've had my BB connection for about two months now and am considering setting up another PC in my bedroom and sharing my BB connection with this PC which is downstairs. I know I have a few choices on how to do it, but I need some "joined-up thinking". I know basically that I can do it three ways:1. Install an ethernet card in each PC and network them using a crossover cable, then by leaving this PC connected and using Windows' ICS, share the connection on the bedroom PC. But I know ICS can be a bit of a chore to configure, or at least I believe it can be.......I've never done it before.2. Get a router and connect the two PCs to the router.3. Wireless network, but that's a little expensive, so I'll forget about that for a while.I think option 2 might be best, so a few things need to be clarified for me.I have an ADSL modem connected via USB. Can that be connected to a router? If not, do I need another modem (ethernet??)? Or does the router have a built-in modem? If the router has a built-in modem, is it still connected to the telephone socket on the wall with an RJ11 cable, or is it connected another way (I've never seen a router before)?Both PCs will be running XP.Grateful for some clarification, people. :-)

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Your ADSL modem connects directly to the router so all connections will be the same else where except the computers will be connected to the router instead of modemEg, ISP -> Modem -> Router -> PCs

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I am using Fedora, but also have Debian available.
Is there any way to set up Internet Connection Sharing using USB..?
For example, with an Android phone, you can share its connection with a computer using so-called "tethering".
But I want to "tether" my laptop's internet connection to another computer, using USB.
How do I do this..?
Thanks

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How do I setup a pc with win 98 to connect through the lan to the internet on my xp pro pc ?
The network is working fine.
 

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Thanks guys I got the answer at :http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics
 

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I am using AD-Link DWL-G250+ on my Mesh 2400 + desktop and a Compaq Presario R3000 linked by wireless. File and printer sharing works well but I cannot share the broadband connection. Under properties of Speedtouch connection Allow internet sharing is checked. Any suggestions.

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Operating System on both pc's?

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I am using Fedora, but also have Debian available.

Is there any way to set up Internet Connection Sharing using USB..?

For example, with an Android phone, you can share its connection with a computer using so-called "tethering".

But I want to "tether" my laptop's internet connection to another computer, using USB.

How do I do this..?

Thanks
 

Answer:How to set up Internet Connection Sharing over USB..?

How are you connecting to the internet with the laptop?

What does you internet provider have to say about "Tethering"?
 

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Hi guys, first time user,
Everything up to this point with windows 7 has been a breeze - am really enjoying it - but now i've lost 4+ hours trying to get this to work and it doesnt.

I have 2 systems one with windows 7 and an older one with XP. The Windows 7 machine connects to the internet through a network adapter and gets its IP adress automatically and works perfectly both in xp and in 7.

The Windows 7 machine is connected to the XP Machine via a second adapter (pci) and a crosslinked cable.

Before Windows 7 IN WINDOWS XP the 7 machine used an ip like 192.168.0.1 and ICS to give internet to the second machine (which got its ip automatically)

I tried a lot of things (ex. static fixed ips enable the computers to share files but not the internet connection) but i still keeps saying its an Unidentified Network / Public Network for the second connection (between the computers)

any ideeas / tips to get ICS to work properly

Note:
- ICS is enabled for the internet connection.
- Back when both computers had XP the second XP computer obtained its IP Adress automatically and the internet was shared .. with 7 on the second (xp) computer doesnt aquire the right adress ever.

Any tips are welcome

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing between 7 and XP

Welcome to the forums.
If everything's working and your only problem is that windows 7 is calling your LAN connection Unidentified/Public then just configure your Public Network Profile (under Network and Sharing Centre/ Change advanced sharing settings) to enable network discovery etc.

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I need help, I want to cry!!!

Today I connected two computers up using a crossover cable to 10Mps cards. All was working fine, able to ping and see both computers, share files and even an ADSL internet connection. But then it happened........I wanted to be able to play a few IPX games across the network. So I went off and installed NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol (which also installed NWLink NetBIOS) (btw I'm running Windows 2000 Pro on both computers). The games worked fine as well as pinging and sharing files.

After I'd done all of this, I couldn't access the internet on the computer that was sharing the ADSL connection (the one WITHOUT the modem attached). ***HELP***

I've checked to make sure that the IP & DNS addresses were set to automatic, and they are. The computer which has the modem connected can access the internet fine. I also tried uninstalling the IPX & related protocols/etc to see if I could get back to when it was working before and that didnt work!

Have I missed something simple? I'm a kinda beginner at networking.

Thanks for you help in advance,

I've included some setting which i've grabbed off a few things, below,

Thanks,

Spu

Settings the same on both Windows 2k Pro computers.

NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol
Internal Network Number - 00000000
Frame Type - Auto Detect

Internet Protocol TCP/IP
Obtain an IP address automatically
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Answer:TCP/IP & IPX Internet Connection Sharing!

Can you change the order of your bindings for these protocols in 2000? Go into the bindings tab and move TCP/IP to the top and it will take priority when internet requests are made.
 

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Hi

I am trying to connect an old laptop without a wireless network card to the internet using ICS. I have a new laptop connected wireless to the internet and Im using a crossover cable to connect it to my old laptop. When I try to enable ICS on my wirless connection in Windows XP it says it cant as "a LAN connection is allready configured with a IP address that is required for automatic IP addressing". I tried to set a manual IP for my network card but it still said the same error. I also changed the routers IP from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.5 but still not working.

Can someone please help?

Thanks
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

Anyone??
 

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Hi there, i have a important question i must ask, my friend has high speed internet, i dont have internet at all, he lives not even a block from me, how can i use his internet, he accepts me sharing the connection with me and we just dont have a clue on how to get started, what does he need, and what do i need for this to be succesfull, A tutorial would be the best, so for example he would need a router and i would need a wifi adapter or something? he has a Desktop comp and so do i, so which router and etc should i buy, mainly for speed and range? and a tutorial would be awesome thanks.
 

Answer:Internet sharing connection

nextgen23214 said:

Hi there, i have a important question i must ask, my friend has high speed internet, i dont have internet at all, he lives not even a block from me, how can i use his internet, he accepts me sharing the connection with me and we just dont have a clue on how to get started, what does he need, and what do i need for this to be succesfull, A tutorial would be the best, so for example he would need a router and i would need a wifi adapter or something? he has a Desktop comp and so do i, so which router and etc should i buy, mainly for speed and range? and a tutorial would be awesome thanks.Click to expand...

He would have to have a very, very strong wireless router for this to work. You're better off buying your own internet connection. You can get some DSL plans from $14.95 per month.

~Simon
 

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I am having the same problem..I did this, and it still wont connect.
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

gokhotit said:

I am having the same problem..I did this, and it still wont connect.Click to expand...

I've split your post out into it's own thread, please don't hijack another person's thread. Post all the details of your situation, and we'll be glad to help you.
 

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Hi All! Here is my Situation: I have a purely WIRED Billion Modem/Router (Bipac 5102s) with a Hub connected to connect 2 PCs in the living room. I need to share the internet connection between one of the PCs and my laptop in my room WIRELESSLY. I can't replace my Router for the time being (dad isn't allowing it). So I bought a Netgear USB wireless network Adapter and hooked it up with one of the PCs (running Windows XP SP2) and created an Ad hoc connection between that PC and my laptop (running Windows Vista) and I initiated the ICS wizard to share the connection between the adhoc and the wired LAN internet connection with no success. I looked things up in other forums and it said I need to deactivate the DHCP but I can't do that either. So I tried to bridge the WIRED connection and Wireless connections with no success Either. Anyone got any tips or ideas to connect my wired PC (using windows XP SP2 and has a Netgear Wireless Network adapter) to my Laptop using Windows Vista w/o shutting down my DHCP or help me with bridging the connection maybe I did something wrong (I clicked both connection wired and wireless and bridged them but still laptop shows no net). Thanks in advance
 

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I have two computers home networked, both running XP SP2, connected with an ethernet cable.

I've always used the Network Setup Wizard to home network them.

My problem is, every time I reboot the main computer, I am having to rerun the setup wizard as the other computer can not connect to the internet through mine once I have rebooted. I have never had this problem before, but had to reinstall my operating system the other day, and have had the problem since then. Thought it might of be something I did wrong during installing XP and all my drivers, so have redone it a few times, but still the same problem.

I have Internet Connection Sharing turned on, and I can view the folders on the other computer, but every time I reboot my main computer stops sharing the internet connection

Any Ideas?

Thanks
 

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I have two computers, one with a cable modem connected via usb and the connection set to share. The main computer wit the internet I have set the IP address as 192.168.0.1 and subnet mask as 255.255.255.0, and left the gateway empty. The two computers are both connected to a hub. The second computer has the ip address set as 192.168.0.2, subnet mask 255.255.255.0, and the gateway as 192.168.0.1. All the network connections show connected, on the second computer is has under internet gateway the main computer, and it shows that it is connected. The internet works on the first computer fine, but when I open IE on the second computer it does not load. I have tried disabling both firewalls with no success. Both computers are running xp sp2 home. I know I am probably looking over the obvious, any suggestions?

Thanks,

Brian Mullins
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing with Hub

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I am also having this problem. I assigned it to pick up the ip automaticclly and nothing..gave it an ip address, nothing. what else can i do?
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing (3)

Please post new problems in a separate thread. I've split your question into it's own thread. Please post all the details of the network and the version/patch level of Windows in use here.
 

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Ok i have two computers, 1 with vista 32 Home edition and one with xp 32 home edition. My house connects to the internet though a rounter which is wireless. problem is my computers r on the otherside of the house so i need a wireless card, trouble is ive got one wireless card but dont see the point in having 2. I like to run both computers at the same time. i have a router in my room aswell but that cant reach a plug socket and ive also got a crossover cable.

I would like my xp system to be connected by wireless and have the vista system connecting to the internet though the xp system. and i would connect the systems up by either a crossover cable or a the netgear ive got hanging around.

ive tryed setting up ICS but it doesnt seem to work...any ideas or tutorials on how to do it ?
 

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Pls help me....I have never felt this much helpless anytime before.,,,,now it is feeling like even internet can't help me and I wish this to be wrong..so pls help..I am fed up now..

First let me give you all a brief history..

I am working in a MNC where they have installed McAfee which is really the *******...it is blocking almost everything....from everything I meant EVERYTHING really it's annoying..

My organisation has encrypted the whole drive...they have whole control on my settings....but I know everything can be changed through registry, group policy editor, etc

Now moving to my problems one by one
1.) Creating hotspot from office wifi

My office wifi is not password protected..it is more than that...it is like some EAP authentication PEAP...which i think is impossible to access in mobile because it requires some certificates I suppose..
So I thought the other way round by creating a hotspot on my laptop......and this is the real problem...
As every setting is against any sharing from my laptop....so I started changing those settings

First of all edited registry settings regarding sharing i.e shown in below screenshot
Than gpedit.msc
Than enabled ICS and Routing and Remote Services in services.msc

And than gave following commands [beacuse Connectify doesn't work]

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=My key=abcde12345
netsh wlan start hostednetwork

And enabled "Allow other network users to connect through this......." and selected Local A... Read more

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ive got two systems connected via an x-over cable, and im trying to share my dial up connection through the gateway pc to the other system. ive done the home networking wizard on both systems but i cannot use the internet on the 'client' system i.e not the gateway.
any suggestions please!!!!!

p.s - i can share files between the systems!
 

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Hi,I've just set up a new Windows 2000 Server with Internet Connection Sharing. Everything has gone extremely smoothly, but the only problem I have is I can only access websites via their IP addresses on the client systems. I've configured DNS to the best of my knowledge, but I've probably done it wrong. It's either that or my firewall, although that is configured to specifically allow the server to use ICS.I really don't want to turn the firewall off, because I can guarantee getting a virus within a minute of doing so. I did try it briefly and it made no difference.Is there anything I can try?Gaz

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing and DNS

What DNS server addresses are you using? Normally, with Internet Connection Sharing, the "Host" computer's IP address (192.168.0.1) would be used as the Client's DNS server address, but try replacing that with fixed DNS addresses and use those of your ISP. (If you run IPCONFIG /ALL in the Host PC, you will see the DNS addresses allocated by the ISP).

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How do you enable Internet Connection Sharing in XP SP2. It use to be easy pre SP2. I no longer see that check box under the advanced tab when you bring up the properties of a network connection. Anyone knows?

p.s. the service is already running
 

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Have succesfully (after a little help from here) connected my desk top to lap top. (Win XPpro on desktop, home on laptop)Am using USB ADSL modem to connect with desktop. My laptop can make or break an internet connection through/on the desktop, and detects everytime it is connected, but is unable to display any webpages - comes up with "page cannot be displayed".Whilst trying to display pages something flashes up on my desk top pc, but so quickly I can't identify it. Must be a box wrongly checked, but have not been able to find it.Thanks in advance

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Guest PC won't dial out through Host PC. If host Pc establishes a connection (DUN) then the guest can access the web, mail etc. IS THERE ANY PARTICULARS THAT ARE NEEDED TO BE ABLE TOCONNECT ONLINE THROUGH THE HOST pC? Host is home-xp and the guest is xp-pro. I have set both up according to the wizards where the guest will be connecting throught the host and have also selected the options is on the host to except getting online when guest needs to.
Thanks for your response.
 

Answer:Internet connection sharing

If you have already looked at the settings for getting the client to bring up the line on the host when it wants to dial out, and you are sure that they are correct then this could be problematic to resolve.

This article has a few basic troubleshooting tips, and has links to a whole load of other articles about troubleshooting ICS in XP.
http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q308021
 

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HELP! I have win xp and I love it except the internet connection sharing. I have to disconnect the internet to use the fax machine and the damn thing keeps trying to re-dial again and again. I am constantly fighting to keep it from interrupting the other connection trying to dial out. It is very frustrating. The settings are set to never re-dial and it works when I didn't have it set up for sharing. Remote computers are not trying to use the internet when this happens, either. Is there anything I can do?

Thanks
 

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My laptop which is running Win 2k has a usb broadband modem attached along with a Belkin wifi pcmcia card which i use to connect to the main pc upstairs (also win 2k and a pci adsl modem installed) and has a usb belkin wifi installed. As i often have both running at the same time so i can transfer data, can I connect to the net using my wifi network, so i dont have to disconnect from the net downstairs if i want access upstairs. Any help and easy instructions would be gratefully recivedDavid Gregory

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I have just upgraded my machines to win xp home. The internet connection sharing works fine, there are a few bugs I need assistance with,though.

1. could someone please tell me how to get the host computer to stop dialing automatically when I boot up the machine? I have it set in internet options to not dial automatically, however this isn't the case.

2. I installed internet sharing on my laptop so I could connect but now when I take it off site, I can get on the internet but cannot open any browser. I either need to know how to get this resolved or how to un-install internet sharing so I can get back on the internet when my laptop isn't connected to my lan network at work.
 

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ok I had winME and now have win2000 pro. I did a complete format and am now trying to configure the internet shaing on win 2000.
have followed windows help and still can't get other comp up

have ME still on the other system...with NIC card connection that one to the one with win2000

have seperate card in this comp for internet...worked fine with ME but guess I'm too new to win2000 to get it

Let me know what info you need or if you have any suggestions as to what I need to do
Thanks
Ken
 

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I have two computers, one running Win 98 Second edition and the other running Win 95.
They are networked with a NetGear SB104 kit.
I'd like to enable internet connection sharing.
Is that possible with the two different opeating systems?
 

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I already have my cable modem connection shared through an ethernet Linksys router, and it is working fine. However I just bought a laptop, and I'd like to be able to access the internet wirelessly in my home. Is the only way to do this, is to buy a wireless router and connect it to the ethernet router? Is this even possible? Are there any alternate (cheaper) methods of doing this? If I do buy have to buy a wireless router does it have to be the same brand as the wired router?

Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing?

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I have a connection to an internet caffe, and i want to share that connection to a friend of mine via a second network card. The ip of the icaffe server is 192.168.0.1 and if i want to do an internet connection sharing with my friend...it automatically makes my ip 192.168.0.1 and so it enters in direct conflict with the icaffe server.
Is there any way to change the default ip address of internet connection sharing....or any way that i can make my friend's connection work?!!?

ppls help
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

ICS is a Workgroup windows sharing program.It is designed to be used with 10 or less Computers.Your Internet cafe is most likely a Domain .Therefore you would need to have your friend join the Domain. If you can get the IP manager to give you the correct specific user info, and your friend is running the correct version of windows he will be able to connect.
 

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I have a small network setup using Netgear wireless hub. Two PCs are connected by cable and laptop by wireless. I have an ISDN connection to Tesco.net.Problem I canot get the internet connection sharing to work. When I "Allow other network user to connect...." in the properties of Tesco.net I first get "User name and password for this connection were not saved for use by all users. As a result...." Then I get "Error 799: Internet Connection Sharing cannot be enabled due to an IP address conflict on the network. ICS requires the host be configured to use 192.168.0.1."I do not use fixed IP address as far as I know. I have left all address to be automatic.Anyone any ideas what I have done wrong or is it Tesco somehow?

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

click here should give you answer you need, good luck

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Hi there,

We have a home phoneline network and cable internet connection through comcast (formerly @home). After the switchover from @home to comcast, our internet connection dropped, and a technician came to the house to work on it. He changed the properties of TCPIP(Home) to choose a dynamic IP addy. Unfortunately, this stopped the home network from working. Everything on the client computer is set to automatically find an IP. I really don't know that much about networking, so I'm hoping someone here can tell me how to fix the problem.

Thanks
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

Hi,

It sounds like you now have to obtain an IP address from a ComCast DHCP server. This is usually what happens when more and more people sign up to an ISP.

If you want a way to work around this, then you should obtain some sort of Proxy software (maybe WinProxy or AnalogX proxy). Then just install the proxy software on your main computer, and set your client systems to connect through that one.

Columbo
 

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I tried to set up my xbox to xbox live using the internet connection to my laptop. I'm using Vista.
I followed the instructions in a video on youtube and now i cannot connect wirelessly to the internet. local access only.
When I go to:
Network and Internet | Wireless Network | View Status | Properties
I do not see the "Sharing" tab at the top. I see the "Network" tab, but have lost the "Sharing" tab.
How do I get it back?
I think if I can get it back I can restore my internet connection.
Thanks,
GVG
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

Weird!
I am now wirelessly connected. I went in and changed the TCP/IPv4 settings to automatically obtain IP and it worked.
Now I'm connected, but the Sharing tab is still missing.
 

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Hi there,
I am running a vista machine the I have connected to the net through a router and I also have an XP laptop connected to the router and the net works fine on both machines. I have been trying to share another laptop running XP but it sits there trying to acquire network address when I plug in the network cable. I have no idea about the settings for this as when I plugged in the first laptop it all worked straight away. Here are the IP config settings. If someone could help me out that would be great.

Thanks in advance, Beagleboy

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Steve and Nadeyn>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-92-0C-C9-6C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5c56:36bc:e732:9043%8(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, 27 August 2007 6:18:29 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wed... Read more

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I'm using LAN internet on my laptop and I want to share it to my phone or another laptop through WiFi. But I have some problems.
First of all (and probably the root of the problem) is that the Internet connection sharing service is not working properly. When I start it it shows me a box, saying "The Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs."
All of the following services are set to auto-start, and are started: Application Layer Gateway Service, Network Connections, Network Location Awareness (NLA), Plug And Play, Remote Access Auto Connection Manager, Remote Access Connection Manager, Remote Procedure Call (RPC), Telephony.
Also when I go to my LAN card properties under the Sharing tab, I mark the two options there and whatever I chose for Home network connection I get the same error, saying "An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled. (null)"

The method I'm trying is making and ad hoc network. I'd be glad to get some help from you guys

Pavel

PS: Also can you tell me why do I have two "Wireless Network Connection" under my Network Connections? The one is Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card, and the other is Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter.

I'm also open to other methods to achieve my goal - to use the laptop internet on my phone.

There is also WiFi where I'm using the net but it... Read more

Answer:Internet connection sharing

Make sure that "allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection" isn't checked in either connections sharing info.

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I'm trying to share my internet connection with another connection. It's a wifi dongle for a wireless handheld.

In order to get connectivity on this dongle, I need to share my connection. But when I attempt to do this, I recieve an error:

"An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled
This specified service does not exist as an installed service."

I'm using WinXP SP2 and I've searched on the Windows.com site for a while and downloaded some help files. But, it gives no indication on how to get ICS if you are getting this error.

Does anyone have any tips or ideas on what I can try or how to get ICS? I've also reinstalled SP2, but I'm still not able to share my connection and recieve the same error. In Services I have Windows Management Instrumentation and Remote Access Manager but I don't have Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing listed.

Thanks, any help would be appreciated
 

Answer:Help with Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

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ok here's my setting ... I have an Xbox right? and I want it to have an LAN connection. I got a 5 port switch wich the Xbox is connected to.
According to MS's Xbox Network setup I need to go to the ICS options which are right below the Windows Firewall settings but I only got the firewall settings.
I've tried enabling ICS thru the command prompt but it says that the service its already running ... but Im guessing that since it is joined with the firewall settings it acts like its already running...
So my question is ... is there a way to make the ICS options available under the firewall settings?
 

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So, I bought my PC over to a freinds, but silly me forgot my Wifi USB thing. So we are trying to get my WIndows Vista Machine to use the Internet from his windows 7 Machine (he has a Wifi card) using an ethernet cable. We tried a network bridge and Sharing his connetion. It conencts I can get on the internet. But the connection is only 3 meg at best (he has a 10 meg,) and a ping test (http://www.pingtest.net/result/11949661.png) shows really bad on both PCs.

What should we do?
 

Answer:Sharing Internet connection

that setup isn't going to be lightning fast. you didn't go into detail about how you have it configured but 97% of the time its all or nothing as far as getting out to the web through a shared internet connection.
 

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Am wondering if anyone has heard of a program that will automatically allow me to manually manage the bandwidth between 2 computers.
i.e
Connection Speed 1.5MB

My computer is used for gaming and heavy music and video downloading, so needs lots of bandwidth,
My sisters computer is only used for MSN so really a 100k bandwidth would do her fine.
At the moment its split equally between the computers,
Can anything be done so i can share the bandwidth manually?

Please help if you can, as this is really pissing me off lol.
Thanks
KingMBC
 

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I have two pc's using Win98SE,ICS is installed on both and the Client pc can access the net.

Problem is,on ICS on the client it asks "i connect to the internet using" I cannot select anything,but can get online,but,after a few minutes I get a blue error screen and cannot continue or the pc restarts itself.. What can I do??
 

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hi, after searching the net and this forum with no luck finally i post my problem.
i am trying to set up an internet connection share using a broadband connection between two pcs, but i am missing the file icsmgr.exe, and i cannot find it anywhere. can you please tell me where this can be found, or could someone please email it to me at [email protected].
many thanks
 

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Hi guys, I am looking for a way to share a dial-up connection between 2 Xp machines. They are currently networked together through a crossover cable and one of them gets online through aol (I know, I know, but it isn't my say)
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing

On the PC that is connected to AOL Go Into Start>Control Panel>Network Connections. Do this while your dialup is online. Right Click on your dial up adapter/connection and select properties. Click on Advanced and Select "Allow other users to connect through this shared internet connection." Click "OK" and if a warning about IP addresses comes up click ok.

Should be all set
BMR777

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I have Windows XP Professional and want to be able to share the internet connection with my laptop running windows XP Home.I should be able to set it up from the advanced tab of my internet connection but all I have is Internet Connection Firewall and then a big blank space.Can any body tell me how to install ICS?Thanks

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I have 3 pc all home built all running windows me.I have had them networked and sharing an Internet connection.Have had to reformat the main pc.Now if I enable Internet connection sharing it connects to BT open world but will not download web sites. The network also stops workingDisable it and the Internet works ok and the network is also fine.Any suggestions.

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I gather this is a problem many people are having. I have a Vista laptop hooked up to ADSL Internet via Ethernet connector and an XP laptop. I set up an ad-hoc wireless network with Internet Connection Sharing, no problem. The XP laptop had Internet via the network.

Then I got into setting up file sharing and screwed something up somewhere. ICS won't work although both computers are connected to my ad-hoc network. I tried to make sure the LAN connection had ICS allowed. When I click "Properties" on the LAN Connection, I have no tab besides the Network tab.

Any idea what I can do to get Internet sharing back?

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I have set up internet connection sharing on a Vista laptop - another laptop is connected to the same WLAN via an ADSL router (which is not currently connected to an ISP) providing DHCP. ICS initially worked (Orange mobile broadband dongle) but seems to have stopped working, apparently randomly - deleting and recreating the orange dial-up connection doesn't seem to help. Connecting both laptops via an ad hoc network doesn't help either. Any advice much appreciated.

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing - help

ICS is a mini-DHCP server, so it's quite possible that the other DHCP server on the same network is in conflict. If you're going to use ICS, I'd suggest deactivating all other DHCP servers on that network segment.

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Hello, i am getting a new comp thats specs are either 32 or 64 mb RAM pen 1 1 gb hdd. i have cable enternet service on my good comp. i want to know how to network the two together so the new oe and the old one can work on the same cable modem, oh and i think that it has either a 28k modem or a 56<doubt it>
 

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