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Win2K3 RRAS to share VPN connection?

Question: Win2K3 RRAS to share VPN connection?

Long story short, there is no way for Vista 64 to play nice with our Cisco PIX. Soooo... I'm trying to setup my Win2K3 server to host a permanent VPN connection to work, then have all the clients on my home LAN route through my server when needed. My home server does AD/DNS/DHCP/file & print.

Here's what I've done so far:

configured RRAS with a demand dial interface for my work VPN
set it up as a LAN & demand-dial router
added a static route to RRAS with (I believe) the correct destination/network mask set to the VPN interface
correctly configured the VPN connection (successfully manually connected)
added the same static route to my DHCP server scope options using the classless static route option

Like I said, I've successfully connected the VPN interface on the server manually, but on neither the server nor the clients can I actually access my work network resources. I've released/renewed my client IP so that it shows the static route in the route table:

destination : netmask : gateway : interface : metric
worknetwork : worknetmask : homeserverIP : clientIP : 11

Also, in the same route table, the default gateway (my Linksys) goes to the same interface with a metric of 10.

When I trace-route to my work network from the client, it skips my home server entirely & goes straight to my Linksys. When I try to use work network resources on my server with the VPN demand-dial interface connected, nothing happens.

I know I have to be missing something simple here, but it's the first time I've tried this, & I've got limited experience. Any help would be appreciated.

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I have a problem with local shares on a computer running Windows 2003 Enterprise Server. After restarting the server I often times lose the ability to access 2 specific shares, not only from workstations, but from the server itself. I can bring up all available shares through \\localhost\ but receive an access error when I attempt to open the 2 in question. The only temporary solution is to unshare the folder and then to share it again. The 2 folders affected have shares set up for 1 user each in an AD environment. The account I'm using to access the folders locally is a domain admin account. This has become rather bothersome because Outlook PST's for each of these users are located in their respective folders. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Win2K3 Server share problem

Are the shares mapped drives? Are quotas in play? What access error are you getting? Also there is 'share permissions' that have to be configured for it to work correctly?

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I need to create a folder on a win2k3 machine so that everyone on the network can place some files in there.
Everyone in the network runs either winXP pro or winXP home on some laptops.

What is the proper way to do this, so that everyone can access that share easily?

I always get all twisted up in figuring stuff out, and somehow just end up doing a whole bunch of stuff I did not have to do.

Can someone provide a couple of quick steps on how to do it? What really messed me up is setting the permissions and such, somehow I always end up adding and creating a user of every single user in the network instead of getting the "everyone" to work. I dont know maybe im just a newbie and just always manage to get by somehow. Just want to set it and forget it, so if a laptop is ever brought in they can just browse for the share and connect without having to create a user on the server.

So can someone help? BTW the 2k3 server is just there since its being used for some other program, there's no domain or group policy or anything just another machine on the network basically.

Answer:How to add a win2k3 share that everyone on the network can access?

"Just want to set it and forget it, so if a laptop is ever brought in they can just browse for the share and connect without having to create a user on the server"

For that , youll have to enable the guest account I think

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how would i go about trying to resolve this.
i have
3 nics.
2=to a pc
3=to a pc

it is win2k3 using rras, and once i enable the 3rd nic, the pc on the 3rd nic is not given internet access. the pc is given a ip via rras, but u can not browse the internet. u can ping the server, access the server etc.

its just something to do with having the 3 nics enabled, its strage. i can do the above, disable the 2nd nic, and then the internet will work on the 3rd nic. if i enable the 2nic again, the 3rd nic keeps internet access. how can i make it so both nics can give out internet access. i have tryed in network connections, setting the prioity of the nics, but i still cant get it.

id rather not go out and buy a switch. i would like to get this working since everything is already in place.

Answer:win2k3, once 3rd nic is enabled, 3rd nic cant share internt access???

have you tried static IPs?

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Hello and thanks in advance for any help.

I have a small office network with only a couple servers, and even fewer workstations. We have WiFi and cabled Ethernet, and are running a Verizon Fios internet connection. I have setup a RRAS (routing and remote access) server, and established the VPN.

I can connect to the VPN with no errors or problems via the internal network. When I attempt to connect to the VPN via an internet connection it fails with error 691.

I can see the traffic via the router logs. I can also see errors in the RRAS servers event viewer, so I know that the connection is being made, but for some reason authentication is failing.

All the settings are the same for both connections, and I am using the same user name and password for both connections as well.

How can the authentication fail connecting to the same VPN, using the same method, just having the data go two different directions? PLEASE HELP!

thanks again.

Answer:Windows RRAS PPTP VPN Connection issues error 691


Have you looked at the following:
"Error 691" or "Error 734" When You Attempt to Establish a Dial-Up Connection in Windows XP

Also, can you verify that the networks are on different IP Ranges, as this is required for VPN Connectivity to work correctly.

Can you give us some more information on the RRAS Errors?

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I had the RRAS working fine for months, I tried to configure L2PT and after restarted the Routing and remote access access services, I am not able to ping, rdp or connect to the network, even I connect vpn PPTP successfully. I undo the the L2TP settings
and restarted the routing and remote access service, but still cannot longer access any network resources.

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I have 2 servers that are going live soon and I wanted to find out what people would recommend for backup.

1 server is mainly a FILESERVER running Win2K3 using RAID5. With approx 240gb (120gb x 2 mirrored).

1 server is an EXCHANGE 2K3 runningWin2K3 using RAID5. With approx 320gb (160gb x 2 mirrored).

Looking at tape, you pay a LOT of money for NOT a lot of storage. Tape would work for the exchange server initially, but a year or so down the line, we would surpass the 80GB that current (affordable) DLT drives would provide.

The fileserver is already looking at over 100GB of data that would need to be backed up.

Would external hard drives be the way? What software would you guys recommend? Sticking with something like Veritas or using Ghost Corporate to mirror the drives incrementally on a nightly basis?

Thanks for your time!

Answer:Backing up a Win2K3 Fileserver and Win2K3 MSX2K3 Server

screw backups, live dangerously! get rid of the mirrors too, its room begging to be filled with pr0n.

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Is this possible, with Win2k3 Enterprise installed, is it possible to install Win2k3 Web Edition using Dual boot?

High regards,


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We currently have a server running Windows 2003 Small Business Server (SBS) and we are adding other servers to the network and realizing that SBS is no longer going to suit our needs. We have a domain built around the SBS server and we need to upgrade the machine to Standard.

Ideally - I would like to be able to uninstall SBS and install Standard Ed. on the box. How would I go about doing this? I *do* have a Win2K3 Standard Ed. box on the network in another location. How can I get all the domain info, etc to the other 2K3 Std box? And how can I get that data back to the orginal box once I have standard on it?

I hope this all makes sense, please let me know if you have any ideas.

Thanks in advance!!

Answer:Migrate from Win2K3 SBS to Win2K3 Standard?

Transition Pack:

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I know that generally i need a router and have to plug the TW modem into router/switch combo, setup MAC address cloning, then attach PC's to router/switch ports but was wondering if i can set it up without router..?Telewest BB connection just has the Motorola sb4200 surfboard cable modem plugged straight into PC 01 via installed NIC.Can i add an additional NIC into PC 01, connect it with RJ45 CAT 5 x-over cable to a PCMCIA NIC for the laptop (PC 02) to get an Internet connection using ICS in Windows XP that runs on PC 01, or do i have to go with the router option, any help, alternative solutions (bridging), suggestions, thanks in advance...

Answer:Telewest BB Connection Help (share connection)

Personal opinion would be to go down the router road. However:Why not consider wireless?It's relatively cheap these days.2 wireless pci adapters will allow you to connect both machines for file sharing and pc1 can be used as PC 2's web access. You can buy 2 wireless adapters (802.11b) from ebuyer for 40 delivered and no doubt cheaper from the local PC shop. The only downside to this method is pc1 has to be switched on if PC requires web access.If you go to the blueyonder networking section click here they'll quite happily supply you with netgear products to the tune of 111 for a router, wireless pcmcia card for laptop and usb wireless adapter for PC (802.11b).Definitely consider wireless, especially with the summer coming up and that nice Chardonnay you been saving can be sipped whilst you while away endless hours surfing on the lounger in the garden.Happy hunting

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Question: RRAS and VPN

RRAS and VPNI need some quick experience on VPN's. So I am trying to set it up on my WIN2K server (serv.pack 4 IIS 5). I cannot even get my feet wet because I am getting stuck right after starting service (installs disabled default).After I open MMC snapin for RRAS it has a red arrow so I start service to get green arrow. Know I tried add server refresh service but cannot get the "enable wizard to activate" it is not even active.I tried few different ways but no luck.Anyone know what i am missing.My topology is i am behind a Router with a few host and Web server(which I am trying t us as a VPN server also).I also noticed in Network properties that a connection is created but for Dial up and com1.Also noticed in firewall IPNAT.sys is trying to access Network.As always thanks in advance.

Answer:RRAS and VPN

click here I hope that helps.

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Question: RRAS tutorial

Does anyone have a good basic 'how to' manual for this?

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I am looking to setup a secure vpn connection from my laptops to my office and use a RDP connection to a server. I have a ASA 5510. Which is better for a vpn ASA client or MS RRAS? Also,I want to do the following if possible: redirect the USB GPS to the RDP connection (it's a Delorme yellow brick usb gps). If this is not possible (I have not found a way to do it as of yet) then I will run the GPS on the laptop with the application that uses it. I was hoping though to run all of my applications through the RDP session to have minimal software on the laptop. Please let me know your opinions and ideas. Thank you in advance.

Answer:RRAS or Cisco VPN with RDP

Are you doing this over a WAN connection?

If you can get RRAS or any other VPN client working on a Cisco firewall/router, post up what you did because I have tried with the built in IPSEC client in XP and the Netgear ProSafe VPN client. Neither of which work.

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I have been given the task of migrating our email system from our old internal system to an external POP3 based email system. The problem that I have is my DNS entries in the email clients are both the same (ie: pop3 and smtp both point to the same server with the same DNS entry, I would like to use RRAS for PAT. I already have my RRAS server up and running and NAT is installed, but past this point, I am at a loss. I am thinking that looking at the online help in windows 2000 Server I am going to have to do this through the command prompt with the IP route commands, I have printed out a list of those commands, but am not really sure which ones to use.

Basically what I want to do is to point my DNS entry to the RRAS box and then have the RRAS box go and take all traffic comming in on that adapter with the POP3 port to go to one IP address still on the POP3 port, and then take all of the traffic destined for SMTP's port on the same adapter to retransmit it out to another IP address still maintaining the same SMTP port. both the POP3 and SMTP IP addy's are external, public IP addy's. My RRAS server exists behind a firewall, but has a second NIC in it that is NAtted to the outside world by my firewall, and I am currently running it as a VPN box and it works great for that.

PS (although this shouldn't matter) my VPN box exists on a different subnet then my DNS boxes, but all of the routing between them is configured properly

Answer:RRAS configuration help

POP3 and SMTP are different protocols communicating on different ports. I suppose RRAS could do the authentication but this seems like a roundabout way to do things. If you have a firewall just open the ports for pop and smtp and point them to the correct IP address.

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I'm trying to setup a VPN server on W2K Server (SP3). That same machine is running as my web server, and is also running terminal services so I don't have to go upstairs to work on it. When I start RRAS everything is shut down (as expected). I can no longer see the web site and my TS session is disconnected. I move to the console and open what I would consider the appropriate incoming filters in RRAS (like port 80 for web services) but for the life of me I can't get to the web site. At this point not even the VPN is functioning, but I'll worry about that once I figure out this RRAS/IIS contention. Please help.....


An update. I just opened all filters, incoming and outgoing and can access the web site. I guess it does have something to do with the filters. Maybe I can figure this out afterall. Still, advice would be appreciated.

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Question: RRAS Problem

HI All
I know PPPOE broadband connection is little bit old tech but I need help on this.

I've a network with following spec

1 W2k3 server with 2 NIC

NIC 1 : Static IP (No Gateway)
NIC 2: DHCP ( IP given by ISP )

NIC 1 is connected to switch also all the XP machies.
WIN2k3 also has DHCP enable on NIC 1 so that xp machines can get IP
DHCP Scope is : - 0.15 with gateway

Now in RRAS in WIN2k3 i've to setup deman-dial option for PPPOE connection to share the internet but it seems not working..

is there any good guide i can follow or anyone can help me out on this?


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Question: RRAS & IP Numbers

I am using an NT box as a router for a small network, I have NT 4, SP5, IE5, IIS 4, & RRAS installed on the server.
I am running NT 4 on the other box.
Everything works like a top except I can not ping the router IP number from the other boxes on the network.
I can ping the IP number assigned to the NIC on the server, and can ping out to the internet, browsers, chat rooms, & e-mail all work fine. But because I can not ping back to the router IP number I can not enter my pow chat rooms which run on the server. I have had this system working fine once before, but due to a reformat on the server I lost this part and am just overlooking something.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:RRAS & IP Numbers

have you checked the subnet mask?

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i am wanting to share my wi fi connection with another device with an ethernet cable.can i or how?

Answer:share my connection

dont know how to edit my prev. post , but i read that i could change an option to allow others to use this connection on my laptop but cant find it because im new to vista.

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is there any way to setup my imac running mac os 9 and windows xp computer into a network so that they can share the broadband connection? The router only has one slot so I will buy a hub but i just wanted to make sure so i don't waste money

Answer:mac and pc share connection?

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hi all, I'm a newbie, but have spent some time searching thru prievous posts and upon other forums without finding an answer, so I apologise in advance if this is simpleton stuff.

I've moved into a mates house, who has moved to australia but left me his PC.

His setup is as follows: a 1ghz athlon running winxp home edition and is connected via a vigor2200usb router to a usb external alcatel speedtouch 330 modem, housed in a separate room to his PC. He used to run his PC and multiple xbox's from the router with no problems via his ISP PIPEX adsl account which.. I'm supposed to take over.

I've brought into the mix my own PC : P4 1.5 ghz running WINME which used to connect fine and run smoothly via a dialup 56k modem and ISP freeserve. I notified them I was moving but upon getting here was unable to access the internet from that PC, even if I removed the broadband connections (microfilters) from the house. (v90 modem now removed along with dial up settings)

I began to get "poproxy.exe has caused an error in KERNEL32.DLL" messages on bootup which i've traced to my about to expire copy of Norton AV, which is now removed.

In addtition I started to get weird error messages on startup to do with "program X causing an error in KERNEL32.DLL" which I gather can be for "reason X". (I'm looking into one being a possible virus) I've elimnated those errors now,via msconfig running only a bare minimum of starting task... Read more

Answer:2 pc LAN but cant share net connection

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Hello all,

I have one wireless connection on one pc at home and i am trying to share
it with another two pcs all connected via ethernet (hub) so what is the easiest way to
set this up and i wonder if my connection speed is 256 kb will it be enough for the 3 machines to open messengers and check mail all at the same time ?
I have win xp sp3

I appreciate any help

thank you

Answer:How to share one connection on 3 pcs ?

Well, as long as you're patient it'll probably do.

Is that wireless connection to a wireless router? If so, you simply bridge the wireless and wired connections in the one machine and connect the wired port to that switch. The other machines connected to the switch will have access to the router as long as that wireless machine is running.

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

is this happening to other people??

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

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

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

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I have two subnets that I'd like to link. I have a subnet and a subnet.

In each subnet, I have a 2003 server running RRAS. The's server is office-srv01 ( and the's server is home-srv01 ( Office-srv01 is dialing a PPTP VPN connection to my router which runs DD-WRT. It is getting assigned the IP address The VPN is configured using a demand-dial interface set with a persistant connection.

What works right now: The VPN Connection: I can ping and remote desktop office-srv01 at

What doesn't work: I can't access anything on the office subnet nor can anything on the office subnet (besides office-srv01) access anything on the home subnet. In otherwords, no routing is taking place.

I setup a static route on my PC as follows: route add MASK

The tracert is as follows:

C:\Documents and Settings\austin.HOME>tracert

Tracing route to over a maximum of 30 hops

1 166 ms 1 ms 1 ms
2 reports: Destination host unreachable.

Trace complete.

What I can't figure out is why it's effectively ignoring my static route and going to the default gateway.

IP Routing on office-srv01 has been enabled, so it should route packets between the subnets (however, I don't appear to have a way to test that).

Right now, I don't have home-srv01 doing much of anything. It's... Read more

Answer:Link two subnets via RRAS and VPN

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Hey guys, This might be a little lengthy, but i'm gonna give full details.

I need to have a VPN setup. I have RRAS(routing and remote access) running here's where the probelms start.

I have my external Nic set to

IP. x.x.234.74
DG x.x.234.65
DNs x.x.64.2

I can ping the machine and it responds I have webmail running on it and it's fine.
As soon as i turn on RRAS and do an IPconfig i get this

IP. x.x.234.74
DG <~~~ yes that is blank
DNS x.x.234.64

Now the machine is unpingable and can't be reached. No kidding it's not useing the correct DG. I go to TCP/ip setting and look at the manually setting i have in there and it has the right DG. But it's not showing up? SO RRAS off everyting fine. RRAS on no DG

OK well it must be in the Routing table.

Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
1) 1
2) 1
3) 1
4) 1
5) ... Read more

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Here's the issue I am having.
My VPN is currently on a server 2003. I have installed it on my server 2008. I go into my sonicwall and changed the IP address from (old VPN server) to the new IP (new VPN server) and I am unable to connect to VPN.
However if I change the IP address of the new server to I can connect via VPN just fine.
I'm not sure if it matters but my old VPN server is also a backup domain controller and DNS, the new server is just a file share server and has IIS enabled for our antivirus.
I've looked at every setting I can think of and I even called Sonicwall and they state everything looks good in my settings. Any help would be greatly appreciated in this!

Answer:RRAS on Server 2008

I'm going to move this to networking, as I believe that you will get more assistance for this particular problem in that forum. Yes, it's a server, but this is primarily a networking issue.

and welcome to TSG.



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I have a VPN configured on SBS 2003. The server runs ISA 2000, however I know that this is not the issue. The VPN connects and authenticates fine, the issue lies with getting an IP address. I notice that it will not work when the "Internal" interface on RRAS has 169.x.x.x. This is intermittent, as sometimes it has an internal IP address of 192.168.0.x. DHCP assignment works fine when internally connected to the network.

Any ideas of where I could start to look to see why this issue is occuring?

Answer:SBS 2003 RRAS issues

169.254.x.x comes up in no IP is assigned by DHCP. You could try to assign a "Static" IP to the Server. Sounds like when the renewel time for the IP comes up, the Server is not renewing like it should.

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I am trying to configure IPv6 IP Pool on Microsoft RRAS VPN Server the RRAS server is assigning the IPv6 IP Address to the remote access
clients but when I test the IPv6 address assignment from "click here it says "No IPv6 address detected" inspite that the RRAS server is assigning the IPv6 address to connected clients.
A brief info of my config .
IPv6 Pool : 2602:ff84::/48
IPV6 IP on server Network Adaptor : 2602:ff84::2/64
Gateway on server : 2602:ff84::1
IPv6 Pool on RRAS : 2602:ff84::
"Enable IPv6 Forwarding" Checkbox selected in RRASVPN server
"Enable Default route advertisement" Checkbox selected in RRASVPN server
Any help is highly appreciated..

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Ok so here's where Im having trouble:

My network (at home) is setup like so


xp box 192.168.1.x [|] multihomed RRAS server=192.168.1.x (public interface)

RRAS Private interface=172.16.x.x [|] Server2 = 172.16.x.x

everything on 192.168.1.x is connected to my gateway, which goes to my internet connecton

the 172.16.x.x subnet between the 2 servers is connected via crossover.

everything is fine as far as internet browsing goes. from all PCs I can get to the forums

I can connect via unc from 172.163.x.x subnet to any pc. but my xp box cannot see the 172.16.x.x subnet

If I ping to 172.16.x.x it gets to the 192.168.1.x interface on the RRAS server, but never hits the 172.16.x.x interface (have confirmed this with network monitor).

So far I have checked my routing tables, and everything looks to be in order. bsically 172.16.x.x to 192.168.1.x works fine, but not the other way around. Ip routing an demand dial is enabled in RRAS (as welkl as remote access).

I have also attempted modifying HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\tcpip\parameters\ key=ipenablerouter to a value of one, but this did not change anything. I have also tried adding a static route to the 172.16.x.x subnet on the RRAS server (on any and all interfaces) but still no luck. also tried disabling remote access just to make sure that this was not interfering. THere are no IPfilters enabled at all on the RRAS server.

oh yeah, and also...

with Remote access enabled, if I connect... Read more

Answer:RRAS / NAT win2k issues

Do you have a static route on your machine( XP box) to point it to the RRAS box when attempting to access the 172.16.X.X network? If not then everything is going to go out your default gateway. You should have something similar to the following or it will not work and unless you explicity added it then it is not in your routing table.

172.16.X.X (Network) X.X.X.X (Subnet) 192.168.1.X (IP of the RRAS Box)

Post a copy of your routing table and a traceroute to a machine on the 172 network from a machine on the 192 network.

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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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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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im using an old pc directly connected to the internet, and other pcs are using the internet connection share to get online (all with xp pro)

now for a while, i have the problem, that i cant connect to some pages from the clients, but from the server (like ebay, amazon ...)
no error msgs, the browser just loading nothing!

EDIT: no router, firewall or virus scanner resulting the problem

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win 2000 on seven machines one upgrade 98 to 2000 is isdn connected server.
How do I connect the lan is set to use dns.
regards Alan

Answer:how do I share dialup connection

You'll hate me before this is all over!

Please don't post your questions twice, it's against TSG policy.

Here's the original question:

I'm closing this one.

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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!

Answer:Can't share internet connection in 2 pc

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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

Answer:Need help to share Internet connection

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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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Hi there,
My LAN is using 192.168.xx.xx network. but I have a small office in Indonesia which all 4 users connects their notebook and retrieve email using SecurID(VPN). They are always connected and my VPN gives a 10.10.xx.xx IP address. my printer is network enabled and is plugged to the router(print server enabled). How do i share this printer with the users always connected to VPN. ?? pls help..

Answer:How to share printer over VPN connection?

well, if you have a print server on the network, and your outside users are VPN'd in, they should be able to ping to the address of that print server. If they can, you can direct them through the Add Printer Wizard, have them manually configure a new Standard TCP/IP port, and then add the print drivers. After that you should be good to go.

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I have a Win XP Pro SP1 box and Win NT 4 box. The XP box is connected directly to an ISDN connection. Both boxes have ethernet cards.

Can I share the internet connection by connecting both boxes to a router, establish the internet connection from the xp box, then connect the NT box somehow?


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oh wise people, I have aol broadband connected fine to pc, and a laptop wirelessl;y networked to pc. the two computers see each other fine, i can swap files from each other ok. But i cant get the internet on the laptop through the network.I have loaded AOL on the laptop and set it to connect through tcp/lan but it cant find it.any ideas please.

Answer:how do i share ny broadband connection

What OS are you using on each machine

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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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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 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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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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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?

Answer:Can't share my internet connection

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Im planning to have a computer shop/internet cafe with 8 PCs. I have a Linksys Router w/ 4 Ethernet port and a DSL modem. I'm planning to use windows 2000/windows xp pro for the workstations and windows server 2003 for the server. How can I connect all my PC that it can share my DSL connection and they can share files and communicate with each other.

Answer:Im trying to network 8 PC and share my DSL connection.

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I already know the answer to this but I'm hoping there's something out there. Is there ANYWAY POSSIBLE to share a dial up connection through a windows 2000 domain?

Analog router is too much.

Answer:dial up share connection??!!

Well, I suppose you could. But why?

If you just made the connection on the main computer, you could then share it like you could a broadband connection. It would be no diffrent to setup.

Of course, it's going to be really slow if you share it. Any dialup connections have a tendency of cutting out a lot,so odds are pretty good it will keep going down.

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I want my wii to connect to the internet, but I need to share the internet and I have a dongle (mobile broadband) is there any way to connect it? If so please share!

Answer:How to share network connection with wii?

You'll be plugging your wii into the computer for this.

1. Plug in your console (WII, Xbox 360, PS3) and allow it to acquiring ip address.
2. click on the Windows button and type "network and sharing center" and enter
3. on the left right under manage wireless networks, should say change adapter settings click that
4. right click local area connection and disable it.
5. right click local area connection and click properties.
6. there should be a tab that says sharing go to that tab.
7. there is a box that says allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection. uncheck it if it is checked.
8.hit ok then right click local area connection and enable it.
9 now select both your wireless network connection and the local area connection and right click and it should have the option to bridge connections. when you click bridge it will do its thing and should work when its done.

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We will shortly be getting Broadband from Wanadoo. We have a laptop in the house and a desktop in the office (50 metres away). Wireless connections would not be suitable because of thick stone walls. We need to access Broadband from either PC even if the other is switched off. We understand we will need a Router and Ethernet card for the desktop. Can anyone tell us how to connect all this kit together please and has anyone got a reccommendation for type of Router.

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Is it possible to share a dial-up connection through network cards in two different computers as long as they are connected together? If so, how do I do it?

Answer:Possible to share dial-up connection?

clancaster23 said:

Is it possible to share a dial-up connection through network cards in two different computers as long as they are connected together? If so, how do I do it?Click to expand...

Just remember that you're bandwidth is going to be way dogged down trying to do this. We're talking zipolay bandwidth (OK, you'll have some, but probably just enough to frustrate you!)

Second, your Internet provider will definitely frown on this unless you use something (like a router) to mask the fact that you're using two systems at one time to access the Net. (Can't remember if Win9x or XP's Internet Connection Sharing does this masking automatically, but it seems to me that Win9x doesn't. I could be wrong).)

If you're using Win9x, you have to enable Internet Connection Sharing, I believe it is, in the Control Panel's Add/Remove Software: Click on the Windows tab and go to ... (have to look real quick ...) Internet Tools and enable Internet Connection Sharing. Too, firewalls may not work in this configuration either, so keep that in mind.

Hope this helps,

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Hi all,I have recently moved to Pipex BB, and thoroughly love it. I am considering utilising two spare machines I have to go online too, I dont want to mess around with hard wiring CAT 5 cables I was thinking of a wireless netwaork/router. Can an y point me in the right directions for tips and a good guide? Including the best way to setup and what hardware I require. Thanks peeps. way to share connection?

You will need a Access Gateway plus a PCI wireless card for each PC. Then just follow the wizard to set up. Its very easy, but expensive in comparison to using a hub and patch cables..

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I have 3 computers in 3 separate rooms. When my daughter comes home from college she will have a notebook computer. Without having to disconnect the ethernet cable from the back of her Desktop PC is there a way to split the male end to 2 female ends. This would allow me to connect 2 short male to male ends. One to the PC and one to the notebook. Does such an inexpensive splitter exist. I was able to split my phone lines like this and that splitter was about 2 bucks. Do they make them for RJ45 ends?

Answer:how to share one ethernet connection

What you need is a router, and I'd recommend a wireless one so anyone with a laptop can connect without cabling.

Here's an Open Box router and wireless adapter for $23:
The modem connects to the router, and the router shares the connection with any and all computers connecting to it. So you can all be on the internet at the same, and even sahre files amongst yourselves.

A simple splitter won't work.

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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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Hello There,

I have been using windows since forever on my Computers.
For years I have been using Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on My Main PC and Secondary PC.

Normally I would create a Homegroup on the Main, And get the Secondary to join.
I'd then Share my Dialup Connection, And the Secondary PC has internet too, To play MMOs, Download, and anything else.
All by just using my LAN Cable to connect the two.

But this doesn't work on Windows 8.1 Pro

I have seen LOTS and LOTS of step by step "Solutions" Which I have followed to the letter but couldn't achieve anything at all.

Can anybody please help me solve this problem so I can have internet on both of my PCs again?
And can Windows 7 Ultimate share Internet to Win 8.1 Pro still? Or is it Win 8.1 Pro too broken to even be shared to?

Please help me it is urgent and I've wasted 2 days trying to solve this, I have a killer flu and I need to fix this before Monday

Kind Regards

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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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Hi, I have a new computer the wife wants to use my old pc and use my broadband connection I have a modem for my broadband connection how can we use the same modem to connect to the internet the modem only has one usb connection to my pc

Answer:share broadband connection

You need to network the two, either with a cable between the two or with a wireless router.

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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 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

Answer:share an internet connection

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In the room where my PC is, I also have my xbox. I do not have a wireless adaptor (yet) for my 360 and the cat cable coming into the room is just long enough to reach the pc. So if I want to go on live, I have to move the xbox near the cable and pull the cable from the back of the pc (which sucks if I need it while on live).

The motherboard that I have has 2 onboard NICs, is it possible to use one for an incoming network connection/to the router and use the other to connect my xbox to provide Internet access to it? How would one go about dong this? Thanks

Answer:Is it possible to share my pc's network connection w/ my 360?

Might be better to just pickup a cheap switch, and hook the PC and xbox up to it?

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Hello. I got 2 computers at work and only one has internet connection.
So I have one with winxp sp1 installed and one with win98. Internet connection is on winxp on USB (PPP0E), and I cannot share (or I don't know what settings should make on win98). Can you help me?

Answer:how to share PPP0E connection ?

you would need to purchase a router to make the pppoe connection if you wish to share with both pcs at the same time. Or if your fine with only one having acces at anygiven time you would need to get a pppoe connection manager thats 98 compatible as win98 doesn't natively do pppoe like xp.

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I am using a dial up wireless internet modem on one computer and wish to share this connection across the entire home group.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks for any help.

Answer:How do you share a dial up connection?

I would think you need to set one up in Network and Sharing Centre, then in Sharing tab in Properties, select the appropriate option. Give it a go.

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I've recently networked two computers, a newer HP Pavilion (XP-h) and an older Compaq Presario (ME) using a d-link router. Both computers have a dial-up connection when needed (which is rare) but on occasions it would be nice to have both computers online at the same time.

Is there a way to do this? I know I could do it easily with a broadband connection, especially because I'm using a router anyway, but that's just not needed here.


Answer:share a dial-up connection

you can do Internet Connection Sharing. You will have to choose which one will be the 'gateway', but I wouldn't recommend it on a dial-up service.

Actually I wouldn't recommend it period. It's a pain in the rear when something goes wrong.

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Dear all
i know there is atopic with the same name but it doesn't solve my problem
any how i want to do the same work by sharing a printer with a vpn in connection but
when i ping it its giving me a message
requested time out
if i disable the VPN it connects normally
i don't know what to do really

Answer:Share printer over VPN connection?

Where is the printer located? On a Domain or Workgroup?
Is the Printer Shared already? If not that needs to be done at the location.
Do you have permission to use such shared printer?
Are you at work or at home?
Are you trying to use a printer on your Workgroup at the same time you connect to your company domain via VPN?
Are you on your company laptop?
Do you have permission granting you access to change administration functions on your company laptop.

The last one is very important because it would allow you to add your home printer to your laptop and you could use this printer any time you're connected over the VPN tunnel. If you can't get admin rights, then you need to bring the printer CD/DVD or have a support tech add your printer to your laptop. Ticket would need to be generated though? If required by your companies policies?

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Hi Folks

I have BT broadband to my house.

I have two PC's a work laptop and a desktop. I currently have both setup up to use the broadband access but only one at a time.

What I am wondering is if there is any way to share the connection between the two PC's so that both can be connected to the web at the same time?

If this is possible what hardware would I need?


Answer:Can I share my broadband connection?

You would need to install a router, probably a 4 port as I have not seen a 2 port router. The router would be installed after the modem. The cable from the modem (that connects to the computer now) gets plugged into the WAN port on the router and the two computers woul be connected through the LAN ports on the router. You will probably have to purchase those cables seperately. Radio Shack is one source for all those components. Or you could go wireless. It depends on what fits your budget.

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i have Shared my USB wingle device b/w two PC's .. just by simply allowing my wingle adapter to allow other Users to use internet.. no advance options Use nor any software..
resulting my client PC has slow connection and also PC became slow..
i want to improve the connection speed and also my Client PC speed..
Help required..

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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 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

Answer:Trying to share an internet connection

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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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My ISP disbled my router to only allow 2 devices to connect through router (PC and Laptop). I want to connect Iphone too but since Iphone doesn't support PPPoE I cannot log in to internet. I tried to share pppoe connection in my laptop but it doesn't work....Is there any other way (besides buying other router) to let iphone connect to internet. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Answer:Share PPPoE connection?

Quote: Originally Posted by liks

My ISP disbled my router to only allow 2 devices to connect through router (PC and Laptop). I want to connect Iphone too but since Iphone doesn't support PPPoE I cannot log in to internet. I tried to share pppoe connection in my laptop but it doesn't work....Is there any other way (besides buying other router) to let iphone connect to internet. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

As long as one of your PCs has a WiFi card it can create its own wireless hot spot using Connectify.

I use it to connect my own iPhone to the internet when I'm too far from my router and it works a treat.

It allows you to be both connected to a router wirelessly and to be acting as a WiFi access point at the same time.

It is one of the most versatile networking apps out there.


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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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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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Recently i bought an xbox 360, and i am trying to connect it to the internet by using my Vista PC.

my PC is wirelessly connected to the internet, and i am trying to connect the xbox to the internet through an ethenet cable.

When trying to share my internet connection, i get the error message that is in the attachment
Any help is much appriciated, and thank you in advance

Answer:Cannot allow my Vista PC to share connection

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I was going to reformat my sister computer so she wanted me to transfer some files on my computer so she can keep those file after reformatting and move it back to her computer, but for some reason my LAN connection is not sharing any files with all of my computer (4 computers) but I can still get internet connections... can anyone help me out ASAP please!!!

Answer:unable to share my lan connection

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I have recently had NTL broadband installed and connect through USP Port. Now I want to share connection with 2 other computers in the house.Can anyone advise the easiest way for me to do this would be much appreciated. Somebody recommended a belkin 4 port dsl router with cat 5 cable but this involves buying 3 network cards. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:best way to share broadband connection

Do you mean USB?Otherwise thats the only way u can share...all the pc's are going to need networks cards. The one with the connection needs a network card too...

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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'm having a bit of trouble.. I'm trying to get the two ethernet ports on my mobo to share a internet connection, but when i chose advanced under the port connected to router, i dont get a "Share this connection" button, nor do i get it on the other port.

If i try to run the "Setup Home Network Wizard", it doesnt open.. i get nothing. I had this working fine until i reformatted and reinstalled... Mobo is Asus A7N8X Deluxe... Can anyone help me out?


Answer:Can't share interent 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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Well i finally got rid of my ntl 600k service because of inumerable problems and im waiting for my new "pipex" adsl BB service to be switched on,thing is my daughter who lives next door has been at me to connect our pc's together to share the connection.she has been advised that a simple network cable will suffice as long as my pc is switched on but as she would be a bit on the nocturnal side a separate cable would be required to enable her to use it while my pc is off.The distance involved woud be approx 15 mts and i would run any cables on the external wall.I run windows xp and the other pc runs windows me.If someone could advise on the simplest way i could achieve this i'd be eternally grateful.Many TIA.

Answer:share my adsl connection ???

If you use a router to connect the two computers then your computer will not need to be on, you connect your computer to one of the router ports and then connect the modem to the router and lastly connect your daughters PC to the router and she will be able to share without your PC being on.

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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 have my main computer connected to sbc dsl running windows XP. I have two other computers.....1 with windows 98 and the other with windows 98se. I want to be able to share the dsl connection with these other computers.....what do I need to make this happen? By the way my dsl modem is an old speedstream external usb. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:want to share dsl connection with 3 computers

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I know i'm being dumb here but I can't get my very simple setup to work, and it's driving me crazy! Any help would be much appreciated.

I have a small static IP'd LAN network ( connected to a W2K3 box acting as all-purpose server. The server NIC on this LAN is IP The second, external facing NIC on the server is IP, on LAN The only other box on this LAN is a router/firewall, IP

The router/firewall is a linux box set up to forward (NAT) all traffic coming in from LAN to its external-facing NIC, the IP address of which is obtained by DHCP from another upstream router.

I can access the internet fine from the server, but the LAN clients on can't access it. The problem appears to be that the server is not forwarding traffic from one NIC to the other, ie from to, but I don't know why. I have RRAS installed, with LAN routing enabled. I have examined the routing tables and tried just about every combination I can think of but I can't do it.

I am not knowledgeable about routing but I feel that this should be a simple thing to accomplish. I have read what I can find online on RRAS but nothing seems to explain the simple (static?) routing that I need to set up. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.


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Ive been charged with setting up a vpn server at the office...I know how to do this....when I get it up and running, dhcp stops working and the server can no longer access network resources or even the internet....any ideas?

Answer:W2KS RRAS....kinda stumped..

Do you have the option of using a W2k3 server? I had the same problems you are describing when I had to setup our VPN server trying to do it on W2K server, after messing with it for a couple weeks i said screw it and tried W2k3, and it worked first time i configured it.

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Hey All,
Since PPTP has been sunset from OS X Sierra (many of our end users have Macs) they're unable to VPN into the office.

Yes, I know PPTP is an obsolete connection and has its vulnerabilities, so I'd like to move away from it to an SSL version. However, SSTP, to my understanding is not supported in OS X. So what is the best solution for Mac users connecting into a Windows based VPN?

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I demand Microsoft to follow the issue causing persistent error 720 in PPPoE connections irreparable without rebooting the machine, what is critical not to be inevitable in certain circumstances like in our company, where Microsoft Windows product
is used in a way it needs stable uptime and programs calculations running 24/7.

The sympthoms:
- Windows 8.1 Pro
- PPPoE connection established once fresh boot
- 2 out of 3 times the PPPoE connection lost or disconnected manually, the bug appears.
- Then trying to connect to the network causes error 720 and has no success ever until reboot

Tried repair attempts:
- Network Diaglostics / Network card reset / reconnecting the cable physically / turning on-off the network card and WAN miniports except for IP miniport why see below
- Reinstalling/updating the network card drivers, tried several different versions old from 2013 to newest
- Reset/reinstall netsh states, protocols, interfaces, winsock and firewall
- Uninstalling/reinstalling WAN miniports through netcfg and even attempt through devcon
- Wokring in clean startup
- SFC /scannow
- Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- Putting the same connection on another Windows 8.1 installation

The bug appears when the PPPoE connection is disconnected by any means. I am sure about the exact time of this happening. There is no messages or logged events on that moment, but I know it exists: since if I cancel the connection not established
yet I could try t... Read more

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So.. I've had this nagging issue for awhile - it's just an inconvenience, but to the point of getting frustrating.

Here is my issue -

#1 - My box -> WIN PPTP box -> Network A works fine.
#2 - My box -> WIN PPTP box -> Network A -> Network B doesn't work.

I can make #2 work by changing my VPN connection to use the remote gateway.

This SUCKS when I have to connect in and out of that client as it resets all of my local connections.

What config am I missing... either on my box (Win7) or the PPTP server (2k3) to make it work without setting the "Use Default Gateway on remote network" check box....

edit: in RRAS, I do have a static route from network A to network B setup with network A's router/gateway. The router/gateway is PFSense 2.0.1

Answer:Windows PPTP routing/RRAS

You have a route statement on your box that says to get to network b through network a? It's probably trying to get to network b through your local router which is saying I have no idea bro.

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We just performed an upgrade from NT Server to 2000. RAS worked fine before upgrade, now it does not work. Can still see the other NT RAS but cannot see the 2000. Received following error in Server Log "The Routing and Remote Access Services terminated with service-specific error 2147500037" I know that is not a valid error message since the RRAS is running and I have no problem starting and stopping the service. What I don't see in the Remote Access Admin is the server, instead the following message is displayed "Remote Access Service is not started on the selected server" Any clues?

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Hopefully I can finally get this figured out since I've been pulling my hair out searching for a solution. Here's the situation :

In the office we have a fiber line with 5 IP's going into an external nic on a multihomed windows 2003 RRAS server using NAT. 2nd internal nat goes into internal network with private IPs :

Ext Nic IP with assigned netmask and gateway 209.x.x.98
Int Nic subnet no gateway.

The NAT is working fine for sharing the internet within the office but I also have a block of IPs from 100-105 that i want to use on internal servers (with direct access to the outside world)

IPRouting is enabled in the registry

Basically I have an internal IIS6 server on and I want to add an external IP (not just port forward) of 209.x.x.105. I can only ping the 105 IP when I add it directly to the RRAS server (obviously not what I want)

If someone could please shed any light on the subject or point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it as I'd have my sanity back.

Answer:Multihomed RRAS server IP forwarding help.

Wow, I think what you need is a real firewall. I've never seen RRAS in a production environment doing multiple NAT translations for separate internal clients. Is this just a vanilla 2003 server runnint RRAS or is this at least ISA server?

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Trying to implement VPN using Windows Server 2003. I'm trying to connect it to my domain controller. In RRAS I've configured two NIC's. One is for the Private Network ( and the other is connected to the Internet using a Wireless Network (and I've got Internet access).

I log on to another networks wireless Internet connection and the IP address given to me is

Then on Windows XP I, Create a new connection, Connect to the network at my workplace, Create Virtual Private Network Connection, Select Do Not dial the initial connection, Address of VPN server: (is this how I'm supposed to do it, or am I way off?)

My windows firewall is turned off on both ends. And I've created a user account called "cohovineyard\userone" and on the Dial-in tab "Allowed Access."

On Remote Access Policies I created a policy called "VPN policy" and added a Windows-Group called "supportteam" (which user "userone" is a part of)

Under IP Routing
NAT/Basic Firewall
Local Area Connection 2 ( (is set to "Public interface connected to the Internet," and
"Enable NAT on this interface" is check marked)
Local Area Connection, ( (is set to Private)

Under tab "Services and Ports"
"VPN Gateway (PPTP)" is check marked and the private address I gave it was

When I try to connect I get Error 800: Una... Read more

Answer:VPN Windows Server 2003 using RRAS

How do people implement VPN's in the real world? Is it usually using ISA server? What do people mainly use to set this up?

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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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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 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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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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