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PC and Xbox 360 to share my internet connection

Question: PC and Xbox 360 to share my internet connection

I'm with Tiscali, and using a Speedtouch 330 ADSL modem. I've connected the ethernet cable from the 360 to my PC (ie RJ45 port), and I have my PC connected online as per usual. What else do i have to do?According to Tiscali, I have to:-Windows XPTo use ICS to share your Internet connection, the host computer must have one network adapter configured to connect to the internal network, and one network adapter or modem configured to connect to the Internet. 1. Log on to your PC as Administrator or Owner. 2. In Windows XP, ICS is automatically loaded during installation. 3. On the taskbar, click Start, right-click My Network Places, and select Properties. 4. Right-click Local Area Connection. 5. On the shortcut menu, click Properties and click the Advanced tab. 6. Below Internet Connection Sharing, click the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box. 7. Click OK. The connection to the Internet is shared to your Xbox console.It doesn't work, though. Has anyone done this before and can guide me through the process?

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Answer: PC and Xbox 360 to share my internet connection

Try a method i eventuallly figured out a few month back, hope it helps:PC Setup:*******Connection Method: Xbox to PC via ethernet. PC connected via WIFI USB Adapter to WIFI Router.*************************************************************************----------------------------------------------------------Setting the LAN: (this allows the xbox to connect to the PC)----------------------------------------------------------> Right click Local Area Connection, Properties.> Scroll down to Internet Protocol(TCP/IP), Properties.> Select Use the following IP Address and enter:IP Address: Mask: Gateway: Leave BlankPreferred DNS Server: DNS Server:> Press OK.-------------------Setting the Firewall:-------------------> For Windows XP goto Start, Run type firewall.cpl> Click Exceptions tab, Add Port then add:Name: Xbox TCP 3074Port Number: 3074Type: TCP> Add another port:Name: Xbox UDP 3074 Port Number: 3074Type: UDP> And a final port:Name: Xbox UDP 88Port Number: 88Type: UDP------------------Setting the Router:------------------> Open your internet browser and type> If you need to log in to the router, default password is normally blank, so dont type anything.> Click Virtual Servers, now you need to add 3 new entries, they are:Description: Inbound Port: Type: Private IP Address: Private Port:DNSServer 3074-3074 TCP 3074-3074DNSServer 88-88 UDP 88-88DNSServer 3074-3074 UDP 3074-3074> Make sure they are enabled and click Apply.> Finally click DNS from the left and ensure that Automatic from ISP is checked.--------------------------------------Sharing Internet Access With Xbox Live:--------------------------------------> Click Start, Control Panel, Network Setup Wizard.> Click Next, Next, then a box will appear, select the LAN and click Next. (the Xbox needs to be turned on with the ethernet running to the PC)> Select the first option which should say this computer is connected to the internet and i i will configure access for the other networks.> Complete the on screen wizard and all should be done.*************XBOX 360 Setup*************In the Xbox Dashboard you need to edit the Network Settings like so:IP Settings: (manual)IP Address: Mask: Settings: (automatic)Primary DNS Server: N/ASecondary DNS Server: N/APPPoE Settings:Username: N/APassword: N/AService Name: N/AAdvanced Settings:Host Name: N/AAlternate MAC Address: N/ARun the Xbox Live Test and all tests should pass:Network Adapter: Wired If fails make sure the ethernet is connected from Xbox to PC Wireless Network: N/A Only applies if you use the Wireless Dongle for XboxIP Address: Confirmed If it fails check you can go on the internet on your PCDNS: Failed Make sure the networks have a fast enough connectionMTU: Confirmed Makes sure there is enough speed to go on LiveICMP: Confirmed If it fails make sure you run the Network Setup Wizard on PC.And that you have LAN Enabled.XboxLive: Confirmed If you pass then you are ready to go on LiveNAT: Open Network Address TranslationIf the Test passes like above your good to go on Xbox Live.

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

Answer:Share internet connection with xbox

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

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

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

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

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I want get my xbox connected to my home network but I don't have a wireless bridge. The router is too far to connect the xbox directly to the router. But I do have a computer with a wireless adapter thats near the xbox. Is there way I can share my wireless connection to my xbox or at very least connect my xbox to my pc to access my files?

Thanks in advance for any help with this

Answer:share internet from a wireless connection to xbox

This configuration will allow you to connect to your remote computer with a crossover cable.

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I'm trying to connect my laptop running on vista to run Xbox Live wirelessly (it can already connect successfully to the internet).

They connect to each other, and i can share files between them, however, to run Xbox Live through the laptop, Internet Connection Sharing must be enabled (I'll refer to it as ICS).

Now for some reason my laptop does not want to allow internet conection sharing, when I try to set it, it loads for about 30 seconds, then comes up with an error message saying "An error occurred while internet connection sharing was being enabled.", AKA error 761, which is odd because after looking into it on the internet, it should also read sfter that sentence "The specified service does not exist as an installed service", although it does not.

I'd appriciate any help anyone can give me into enabling my laptop to run ICS so I can play on Xbox Live without forking out 60 for an adapter.

Much thanks,

EDIT: I am posting this in the Vista forums because I dont have any problem when I try it on my main computer running on XP, so I thought it should be more specialised.

Answer:Vista Cannot Share Connection with Xbox 360

Was having the same problem on a friend's computer and eventually got it to work (maybe).
We disabled the wireless connection then shared it. Make sure the wired connection is enabled when you try this.
The reason I say maybe is because we have not had a chance to test it with the xbox yet (not at home with the laptop now).
I will repost when we test it.

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Hey guys,

Right need assisiatnce with my Network!

Now its a bit complicated,Ive tried to make it as understanding as i can so please bear with me

I currently have a Virgin media Modem (VMNG300) and a Wireles-N-Router (WNR2000) connected to each other.

The Ethernet cable runs across the room from my Router stright into the back of my Pc...all works great! that i have aquired an Xbox 360 id also like to connect that to my Network,But i want it wired,I dont want to buy one of microsofts overpriced Wireless things,The problem is my Pc and Xbox are the opposite side of the room from the Router/Modem so i cant connect them like that.

I only have one Ethernet cable runing up to my pc where the Pc and Xbox are located.

What do i need to be able to Split an Ethernet connection between the Pc and Xbox? the moment ive been having to unplug the ethernet cable from the pc and put it in the Xbox.

I was wondering,I have another spare Router...can it be used as a HUB/Switch to share one thernet connection between two devices?
The other model of the router i have is -Netgear Wireless-G-Router WGR614 v9.

Answer:Share single Ethernet connection with Pc + Xbox 360

Use a switch - that will solve your issues ..

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Hi um i've got the same or similar problem. When you bridge make sure that the network connection of the xbox and the internet are able to share internet.

This is done by going control panel/network and sharing centre/manage network connections then right clicking on the networks go into properties and there should be two tabs which are network and sharing at the top. Click on sharing and tick the box that enables internet sharing.

I'm not going to put visual prompts of it cause thats not my problem. My problem is i don't have that sharing tab and is otherwise virtually identical to the original post's friend's problem.

Here's that thingy with the CMD and stuff

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Shane Temp>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ShaneUyen-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain_not_set.invalid

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-A2-55-89
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b432:9de3:bca:a815%1... Read more

Answer:Cannot Share Connection to Connect XBOX thru Computer

pls help!! you would save me $130 on xbox wireless adapter. or an excessively long ethernet cord

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I'm so tired of this error that I could I throw my computer down the window. So the thing is I'm trying to share my mobile connection from my computer to my xbox (which has worked before without any problems) but now when I click on properties on my mobile connection on the share tab to check the "allow sharing" box this error: 0x80004005 along with "undefined error" comes up.

Which seems unsolvable, think I've turned google inside out trying to find an solution. I've only found guys that got the exact same problem, but doesn't get any helping answers.

Sorry for my English, computer terms are a bit tricky to translate from Swedish.

P.S to avoid any unnecessary discussion about how I could want to share mobile connection to the xbox when it's only going to lag, it will not, it works like a dream when it chooses to work..

Best regards

Answer:Trying to share mobile connection to xbox, error 0x80004005

Check your connection box/modem, restart it, see if that works, if not, then check your xbox connection and your phone connection. If it still dosen't work, then i would consider asking a professional

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I have a xbox which I sometimes use one of my network cards to connect with and transfer files.
The problem is that everytime I want to connect to the xbox I must disconnect my internet connection.

Is there anyway I can connect to my xbox and at the same time be connected to the internet?

I have of course two network cards and two cables.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:xbox connection and internet connection at the same time

Windows ICS *could* do it, but you really ought to just pick up a home router (Linksys / Netgear / DLink / whatever), as the firewall protection is also nice.

There are plenty of docs available for using ICS. If you've already done PC to Xbox transfers then you're clear on needing a crossover cable.

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Pre-ordered so wont be too long now (I hope) & need to connect to BB. Have a BT voyager 100 to USB. What ADSL router do I need?I can probably hard wire the xbox but may consider wireless router for other applications.Cheers

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I have a 360 and wanted to connect it to xbox live. The only place i could put the ethernet cable from the xbox is into the back of my computer which i understand is called an ICS connection. It works fine but it is annoying having to have the computer switched on whenever i want to go on xbox live. Is there any way around this problem? i dont have a router, only a "speedtouch" modem which has a connection to the computer via usb and an RJ11 out connection which goes through a microfilter into the phone socket. Is there a way to patch the xbox ethernet cable into the internet without having the computer on?ThanksSteve

Answer:xbox 360 internet connection

No you need a Wireless router

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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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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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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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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 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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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.

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

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

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

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

Answer:how 2 share internet connection?

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


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 I 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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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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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

Look at this :click here

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

can anyone help me? thanks!

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

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


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

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

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i 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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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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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 have a Dell computer and an hp laptop. I also have a NETGEAR wireless internet router that has worked perfectly fine until yesterday. My brother has just recieved Xbox360 with a live membership and wanted to play it without knowing how to set it up. First, he unplugged the internet connection to plug in his Xbox live cord to the router, which immediatly turned off all internet connections. He plugged in the internet cord back where it was, but still wanted to play Xbox with his wireless connection. He went through the computer, changing things while not knowing what he was doing, and now we don't get internet connection OR Xbox live. He said something about an IP adress. When he tried to get into that, he went to Start > run > command > OK > typed in (ipconfig/all) > enter > typed in our IP adress into the internet browser (on the main computer, which still works) as http://INSERTipADRESShere > it opened up this page with all of this different information that you can edit > he then edited basically everything in there.

Now, when i try to do exactly what he did so that i can restore everything back to default settings, the computer won't even load the URL. I have no idea how to fix this, and i simply want my internet connection back. The Xbox live can wait.

Please please please respond to this if you have any idea how to fix my problem.

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I want to use my xbox over the internet, all teh cables i have are too short so im thinking if i can use a ethernet cable from my un-used on board lan to my xbox i could get on the net. anybody know what to do to get it to work correctly?\

btw, i tryed the information on the xbox website but i did not use a crossover cable so it didnt work

Answer:Internet connection sharing with a xbox!!

there are three ways that i know of to get your xbox on the internet. and one of them im not sure of so...
the first (like you mentioned) is a crossover cable which yhou dont have so dont worry bout that (althought it might be the least expensive out of the three)
2) router connected directly to the internet and then plug your computer into one port and your xbox into another (this is the most common way of getting it done)
3) use your computer as a switch: this requires installing a second LAN port onto your computer. then plug the internet into your computer and enable internet connection sharing then plug either a hub or the xbox into the second port

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Hi, I have recently Upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit.

I am now having a problem when i download something the Internet will instantly go off it's not my SP or anything, I have nForce Ethernet controller which i have read up on that it's not working if anyone could offer me a help that would be great. The Error (The Default Gateway is not found"

Now back to topic My pc is connected to my router via Ethernet cable and my Xbox is connected to my PC via Ethernet cable aswell which usually lets me access my PC files and also Xbox live, but now i am unable to connect to my PC and Windows Media Player won't let me add the Extender (Xbox) as it wont connect. One of the errors i was getting was that "Your console didn't obtain an IP address from your DHCP server."
Any Help Would be Appreciated (Sorry about the grammar)

Answer:Xbox 360 Not Connecting + Internet connection going off

Grammar is fine. Easiest way to resolve not pulling an ip address from DHCP is to set a static ip on the XBOX.

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

Answer:how to share a dialup internet connection

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

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The problem is that I get terrible speeds on my PS4's wireless.

I use a Windows 8.1 laptop in the same room, and would like to somehow share its internet connection with the PS4.

I tried to wire the console and the laptop via ethernet, and bridge the ethernet and wireless connections in the 'Network Connections' page of the Control Panel, but I get the message:

"An unexpected error occurred while configuring the network bridge"

Any idea why this is happening, or if there is a better way to go about this? I also have an external USB wireless adapter at hand, just in case I would need another different wireless connection.
Thanks in advance!

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

Answer:cant share internet connection on my system

Check your Firewall settings are set to allow the connection

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

Answer:Share Internet Connection - Win 98SE

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

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

Answer:connect w98 with wxp to share internet connection

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

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

Answer:share internet connection with intel hub

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

If not you need a router in there.

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I am a complete novice and i hav 2 new dell computers both running XP home service pack 2.Can anyone help me / give me some advice on how i can share a broadband internet connection between both of my computers.

Answer:How can i share a broadband internet connection

If you have a cable ISP that is connected via Lan you will need a Router (whether it be wired or wireless) with a lan connection or if your connection is via phone line and modem you will need a router/modem combined.As they are new Dell computers they almost certanly have onboard lan for wired connection, if you wish to use wireless they will need wireless PCI card for at least 1 of them.

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

Answer:How to share internet connection with Netvigator.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Share an internet connection with another computer

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

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

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

well i do have a problem,

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

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

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Gateway ESSEX2 4000811
System Serial Number: 0029911848
Chassis Serial Number: 0029911848
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
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Answer:Planning to share an Internet connection

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

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

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

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

Why will it not work?

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

Help please!!!

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

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

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

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

thanks, hope you understand my problem!

Answer:2 routers share one internet connection?

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

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

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

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


Answer:Ad-Hoc Wirless/Share internet connection

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

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

Answer:cannot share internet connection windows7 help

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

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


Wireless Card:

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

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

Other notes:

Computer: It is a Core2Duo running windows XP Pro.

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Answer:Share a Wireless Internet Connection?

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

I have a few suggestions but none are perfect:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Can't share internet connection via router

Do you have mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager?

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

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

Answer:How to share files without a internet connection

Just run an ethernet cable between them?

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Here's a lame diagram

(cable modem btw)

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

Answer:Share internet connection with a switch?

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

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

Answer:Can share internet connection but not printer

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

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

Here's my try at this

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

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

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


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

Answer:Help me share an internet connection privately

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

Note: only one dhcp/NAT solution per network.

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

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


Answer:Share Internet Connection XP/Vista

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

Please how do I set this up on the server?


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

android phone is wireless
home pc is wireless as well.

Why not simply buy a wireless router?

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


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

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

Do you have ICS on?

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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Can I share internet connection through ADSL router without sharing the file and folders on the LAN.

Friend of mine got shop and he would like to give internet connection to the neighbor shop , but he would not like to share his files and folders with neighbor.

Can we achieve that with Siemens SpeedStream 6520 or any other router ?

Answer:share internet connection but not LAN files

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:NT Server trying to share an internet connection

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

Answer:Share internet connection from internet dongles

Quote: Originally Posted by acer3

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

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

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

Or you can install a virtual router.

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

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Hi allCan't seem to get these two linked up so the Xbox can access 'Live' via the PC. Have tried static and automatic IP addresses, ensuring all ICS and firewall settings are correct, network detection is on, etc.When the Xbox is turned on, the PC detects the network and sets it up as Local Area Network 2. The Xbox can see my computer and can access shared folders but can't for some reason, access Live via the PC.Any help appreciated...

Answer:Vista Internet Connection Sharing with Xbox...

When you enable ICS on the actual internet connection (modem connection)in the PC, then *WINDOWS* will configure the network adapter with which you connect to the Xbox with the fixed IP address of - you should *NOT* configure the settings yourself. The Xbox will get its IP address in the subnet automatically by DHCP from the PC.

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Hi, I am trying to connect my 360 to live by sharing my desktop's wireless connection to my wireless DSL router. I have tried via ethernet directly to the router and it works fine, just I don't want a 10m cable running through my house.

I have connected my xbox via ethernet to my desktop. All settings are set to automatic. I enable the LAN connection and it says limited or no connectivity.

The wireless is working correctly on my pc and I can browse the web no problem.
When I try and share my wireless connection I get the following error:

An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled.

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

I think I need to change my IP addresses/DNS things etc. to get it to work on my xbox/pc/router but I have no idea about networking so could use some help.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Connecting Xbox 360 to internet via PC wireless connection

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My room have open NAT on his xbox 360 and he configure the router interface to open the following port:
Port 88 (UDP)
Port 3074 (UDP and TCP)
Port 53 (UDP and TCP)
Port 80 (TCP)
enable UPnP and DMZ

Afterward I have unable to connect to the internet from my computer. Are there anyone out there that can help me resolve this problem?

Answer:NAT port: open Xbox 360 no internet connection

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Hi, I am trying to connect my 360 to live by sharing my desktop's wireless connection to my wireless DSL router. I have tried via ethernet directly to the router and it works fine, just I don't want a 10m cable running through my house.

I have connected my xbox via ethernet to my desktop. All settings are set to automatic. I enable the LAN connection and it says limited or no connectivity.

The wireless is working correctly on my pc and I can browse the web no problem.
When I try and share my wireless connection I get the following error:

An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled.

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

I think I need to change my IP addresses/DNS things etc. to get it to work on my xbox/pc/router but I have no idea about networking so could use some help.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Connecting Xbox 360 to internet via PC wireless connection there an option on your xbox where you can decide on your connection settings?

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Just bought a TP-Link WR702N 150Mbps Wireless N Namo Router

The Plan was for me to share my wireless connection with ethernet connection and connected theTP Link Device to LAN which then would then share the internet conection wirelessly

Reason I only pay for one device to be connect to my current network provider

Ive tried Sharing and Bridging the wireless connection but nothing

the TP link WR702N it's self is able to operate in AP, ROUTER, BRIDGE CLIENT and REPEATER modes

Answer:Share Internet connection with TP-LINK WR702N

What are you using as a Modem? The router you have, is mainly used more as a Repeater or A/P, than as a router.

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Is it possible to do that ? I knew it might be possible but I found some saying that if the ADSL modem is connected using LAN then it will not work.

So here's my setup:
PC A and PC B (Both using W7 64)
> PC A got two LAN port (LAN C and D)
> PC B got one LAN port
Cross Over cable
ADSL Modem - Connected to PC A via LAN C

What I want to do is connect the crossover via my PC A's LAN C to PC B's LAN to share the internet connection. Is it possible ? I had managed to make the PC B joined my PC A in homegroup, which mean file sharing has no problem at all. I just doesn't know how to set the IP, DNS, gateway to make my PC B access my PC A internet. Any help ? Please let me know it is possible.


Answer:Share internet connection via cross over cable ?

Yes it is possible. And since you are using x64 I'm assuming you have a modern PC with a gigabit network card. With gigabit cards you do NOT need a cross-over card, part of the gigabit spec includes auto-sense ethernet ports so any cable should work fine.

What you'll have to do is on PC A go to your network card adapter -> Properties and there should be a Sharing tab. Enable it and then setup your PC B to use DHCP.

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We recently switched from Centennial aircard to Verizon aircard (USB760) for our laptop. We have two user accounts on our windows 7 pc. With Centennial we could switch between user accounts without closing sierra wireless manager but when I switch to another user now, a message comes up saying vzaccess manager running in another account and we cannot use the internet until we have shut it down in the account it is running in - which is a pain. I have tried right clicking vzaccess manager in all programs and it does not have a share option. I also went to properties under vzaccess manager and found a setting to share and set it up but it still will not share. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Can't share internet connection between user accounts

Internet connection sharing is typically something that's done between computers/devices, not users. It 'should' be that any available internet connection is always available to any user who logs onto the computer. However, since your network connection is being managed by the vzaccess manager, it's something of a different story entirely.

I would recommend contacting Verizon Technical Support and asking them to step you through the process of configuring your system to connect without using the vzaccess manager. Once they've done that, uninstall that program and all should be well.

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I have an old hub. Now I have purchased a router but in the meantime, until it gets here, it would REALLY help me if I could share the internet between two PCs... they are both running windows xp. I have an old 8-port hub, and I am trying to make it act kind of as a router. Can I do this? Please can anyone help me get it set up? I tried putting an ethernet cable from my cable modem to port 1 on the hub, and a cable from port 2 to my desktop pc, and a cable from port 3 to my laptop. Now the funny thing is, the internet works on the desktop pc plugged into port two. but the laptop just says "this connection has limited or no connectivity." i tried it on port 4, in case port 3 was damaged or something, but same thing.

it seems to me that if the hub is someone getting the internet to and from my desktop, it clearly CAN work. but how do i make it share with the laptop??

Answer:Can I make my old hub share an internet connection temporarily? PLEASE HELP!!

You must have a router.

If you have two NIC's in your desktop you could enable internet sharing on it and connect your laptop to the desktop. Search these forums for more details on internet sharing in XP - Lord knows the topic has been beat to death here.

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Right simple set up..2 computers in the house, one currently with broadband, hence now!
I want both of them to be connected to broadband and I know that Ill obviously have to upgrade my service with my provider.
This will require a router, but one thing, will I need to network the computers. I dont want to do this at all, Id prefer having 2 completely separate pcs like it is now.
Thanks for any help!

Answer:To share an internet connection, do I have to network the computers?

You can either upgrade your connection e.g. get a separate connection from your ISP or network your computers. No need to do both.

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Simple setup; Laptop on XPHome,Desktop on XPpro, both sp2. Connected with crossover cable to ethernet cards. Followed Win insstructions for network setup. Desktop has USB connection to BB modem.Can connect to 'net from either station but file and printer sharing refuse to cooperate!On the Laptop, in Win Help for networks, 'Scan your system' produces a 'fail' against the network adaptor 'IPAddress' (no data was transferred).Is this a hardware fault? Or configuration?If the latter, where do I go?

Answer:No file/print share but internet connection OK.

There are a number of possible problems.First, make sure that your firewall is not preventing network connections. The best advice is to disable the firewall until you have a network set up, then enable it. Disconnect from the internet whilst doing this.Secondly, to see other computers in My Network Places, you have to share a file, directory or drive.Thirdly, make sure that both computers have the same workgroup name but different computer names.On each computer, open a DOS window and type "ipconfig" [Enter]. The desktop will probably have an IP address of on the ethernet connection and the laptop

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

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Any help on how to achieve this ?

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

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

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Hi, Im having a ACT Broadband internet connection, he provides internet connection through a wire which runs into my room that can be directly connected to the my computers NIC. Whenever i switch on my computer and opens the browser it first redirects to the page -, where it asks for Username & Password, our ISP gives us a IP Address which displays on the web page after logging in. I want the internet connection to be shared with my roommates so i bought a 8 port Ethernet switch (, which is having a uplink port also. I have connected the wire given by the ISP to the up link port of the switch & i connected my PC to one port of the switch with another network cable. I also connected my friends PC to second port of switch with another network cable, my problem is that when i sign into my ISP web page and start using the internet & my friend also wants internet in his PC & when he opens the browser the ISP's webpage is appearing and when he sign's in internet is disconnecting in my Pc. I tried to change the IP but as a default IP is given by the ISP if change the IP internet is not working. Please provide me a solution.
Here r my Ethernet Switch pictures -

Answer:How to share Internet connection using ethernet switch ?

I dont think you need to open your ISPs webpage on your second PC, just configure the network settings and put the gateway IP. If that doesn't work, use Windows ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) and configure it using the Network Configuration wizard. See how it goes. What is the windows version you are using ?

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Dear all,
We have a small Office lan consisting of 6~7 Machines. The Machines are connected to a single modem (TP-LInk WDR 4300) Either via CAT 6 cable or WIFI. The Lan is currently being used to Share Files & Softwares across the machines.
Now, I would like to add in an Internet connection in this modem ( Modem has a WAN Port for that).
My doubts are-

1> How to share Internet connection Safely & Securely without leaking my shared files & Softwares on the Internet?
2> How to Restrict Internet to a select few Machines connected to his modem?

3> How to be overall safe and prevent any Attacks/Viruses/Loopholes as the Office machines have sensitive data.

I tried reading a few Links but could'nt understand it-
How to Share an Internet Connection in Windows 7 - For Dummies

There is no mention about how to prevent office files from leaking on the Internet.

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like wifi hotspot from PC ,is there any way for Bluetooth hotspot from PC

Answer:How to share PC internet connection to WindowsPhone8.1 via Bluetooth?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question like wifi hotspot from PC ,is there any way for Bluetooth hotspot from PC Even I need this!

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


Answer:How to share computer Internet connection as WiFi?

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

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

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My second pc is an ageing 900mhz Athlon which is curently running Win 98SE, and shares the internet with a newer XP machine via a wired netgear router. I'm considering installing Linux instead of Win 98SE on the older pc so I can have a play with it. Will internet connection sharing still be possible??

Answer:Windows pc / Linux pc share internet connection?

I have done exactly the same thing recently and it works well. Actually, I have set up my 700MHz Athlon as dual boot, 98SE and Kubuntu.One thing to be aware of is that browsers will probably be slow with the default settings. This relates to IPv6 settings. A quick Google search will explain what needs to be done to disable IPv6.

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After creating a hotspot connection using the CMD, I can't allow sharing of internet connection to the created private connection. The dialogue box below appeared saying that there's an error... Help me

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Is it possible to share my internet connection with a 2nd wireless card?

Here's my scenario......I have free wifi at my apartment. But the signal is a little weak. My laptop's internal network card can pick up the signal, but my iPad doesn't see the network because the signal is too weak. I know my iPad can connect to the network, because I can pick up the signal on it in the laundry room.

So if I have a 2nd wireless card, can I share the internet connection to my iPad? I can't find a solution anywhere, everything I find is how to share a wired connection with a wifi card, but not share a wifi connection.
Any ideas?

I'm running XP Pro

Answer:Use 2nd wireless card to share internet connection

everything I find is how to share a wired connection with a wifi card, but not share a wifi connection.Click to expand...

No real difference. Set up an ad-hoc wireless network between laptop and iPad and then in the laptop bridge the connections or enable ICS on the connection that has internet access. Note that ICS will not work if the apartment network is using 192.168.0.x IP addresses.

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Hi guys i need some help.

I have a laptop with windows7 installed and PC with windows xp installed.

I am using tp-link with a capability of wired&wireless modem router.

I connected my laptop via wireless and connected the internet, it is working properly.

When i connected to the xp PC via Lan connection. I can able to share the files.
But i am unable to share the internet connection.

What i have done so far
1. Checked the sharing option in wireless lan.
2.Checked the option sharing in broadband connection in laptop windows7.
3.Changed the properties of the local area connection in PC to ip address as (where windows7 laptop ip address is and subnet mask as
And leave other as blank

still it is not connecting to internet.

Answer:unable to share internet connection between laptop and PC

Sharing, as in networking, relies on the XP and 7 machines being assigned to the same 'workgroup' within each machines settings. Sharing in this sense is LAN side.

You do not need to bridge/share at adapter level at all. Let the TP Link device use it's DHCP server to enable connection sharing. Sharing in this sense refers to the WAN side internet connection being made available to both machines on the routers LAN side.

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

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

Thanks for further assistance..

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

You will probably find it easiest to use one of these: - Cradlepoint Wireless 3G&#47;4G N Router &#40;MBR90&#41;

That way the router remains the access point.

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