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19-Jun-2012, 12:28 AM #1
Unhappy [Problem] : Internet Connection Sharing
Hi,

I use a USB Dongle for internet... and I use my Laptop to sharing my Internet Connection with another laptop in the same room (Using Wireless AdHoc)... Hmm I know how to do this.. I have it WORKING FINE.. The Problem I am having is that the Internet Sharing keeps stopping

I mean for e.g. I start Internet Connection Sharing it works.
then
20 Minutes later
Wireless status shows No Internet Connection
and the only way to start it back up again is by
1. Going into sharing disable it [APPLY]
2. Go Back into sharing then sharing it with Ethernet Network Connection [APPLY]
3. Go Back into sharing then disable it [APPLY]
4. Go Back into sharing then select Wireless Network Connection [APPLY]
Then it starts working again for the next 20 minutes..

is there a way to fix this as you can see its a annoying process to get it to start up again.


Thanks in Advance.
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19-Jun-2012, 05:18 AM #2
is it only the sharing - if you switch off sharing and use just the one laptop - does it still disconnect ?
OR
is it the shared laptop that loses connection - you could try the USB wireless adapter on that laptop and see if that disconnects at all ?
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24-Jun-2012, 01:39 AM #3
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is it only the sharing - if you switch off sharing and use just the one laptop - does it still disconnect ?
OR
is it the shared laptop that loses connection - you could try the USB wireless adapter on that laptop and see if that disconnects at all ?
No the sharing disconnects on the laptop that's sharing. all connected laptops devices disconnect. and yes even if i use just one it still disconnects after a while.
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24-Jun-2012, 05:26 AM #4
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and yes even if i use just one it still disconnects after a while.
its not a sharing issue then, just a general connection issue in which case do this with just the PC connected and not sharing


would you post the following tests when its working OK and then repeat ALL the tests when it disconnects and make sure you also tells which tests posted are for what condition

if you are also connected by wireless include the xirrus screen shots

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and if separate, the make and exact model of the modem

Also please make a note of the status of the light on the modem and on the router when working normally - post back here and then when disconnected post the status of the lights here again if changed

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ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
Next
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

Start> Run {search bar in Vista/W7}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all}
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping google.com
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping 209.183.226.152
post back results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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For your information only
these tests will check various stages of the connection, the first ping test, ping default gateway checks to see if you still have a connection to the router the next two
Ping google.com & Ping 209.183.226.152 tests the connection to internet , one by name and one by number which checks that the dns is working

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.


http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/0047...etup.1.2.0.exe

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi...uide1-2-0.aspx

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_...g_a_Screenshot

Note:
For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better.

If you are using the Mac OS then use http://www.istumbler.net/
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24-Jun-2012, 08:41 AM #5
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its not a sharing issue then, just a general connection issue in which case do this with just the PC connected and not sharing

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Ok maybe i used the wrong word "Disconnects"... let me correct that.. sharing screws up... Wireless Connection between all devices is still on.. File Sharing is on. Except the internet.. and from the top process I mentioned .. I didn't say I have to disconnect the wireless and back on.. I don't even have to touch the wireless adapter all I have to do is
Switch off Sharing
Switch on with LAN
Switch off Sharing
Switch on Sharing with WirelessLAN

and all devices start getting internet again.

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Windows IP Configuration

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

PPP adapter Reliance:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Reliance
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 115.240.95.32(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 220.226.100.40
220.226.6.104
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-54-F1-17-6F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:73f0:5f20:12:4d75:9004:e86a:dc11(Preferred)
Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::12:4d75:9004:e86a:dc11%2(Preferred)
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:73f0:5f20:12:715f:d250:d8af:89ac(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4d75:9004:e86a:dc11%18(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.137.1(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 201335892
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-6F-6F-D6-00-24-54-BB-65-6F
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%2
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%2
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%2
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-54-D5-DB-E2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{B2A46B4B-8D3E-4865-97D9-9E7422B4B566}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{68A6D290-530E-4DE9-860E-4CB06E561C66}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:48b:10fc:8c0f:a0df(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::48b:10fc:8c0f:a0df%11(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{E548D0EF-D33B-4194-B046-E4AB78BDDC85}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:73f0:5f20::73f0:5f20(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 220.226.100.40
220.226.6.104
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
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Pinging 192.168.137.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.137.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.137.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.137.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.137.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.137.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
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Pinging www.l.google.com [173.194.36.17] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 173.194.36.17: bytes=32 time=82ms TTL=57
Reply from 173.194.36.17: bytes=32 time=114ms TTL=57
Reply from 173.194.36.17: bytes=32 time=106ms TTL=57
Reply from 173.194.36.17: bytes=32 time=109ms TTL=57

Ping statistics for 173.194.36.17:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 82ms, Maximum = 114ms, Average = 102ms
Quote:
Pinging 209.183.226.152 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 209.183.226.152: bytes=32 time=370ms TTL=46
Reply from 209.183.226.152: bytes=32 time=309ms TTL=44
Reply from 209.183.226.152: bytes=32 time=314ms TTL=46
Reply from 209.183.226.152: bytes=32 time=339ms TTL=44

Ping statistics for 209.183.226.152:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 309ms, Maximum = 370ms, Average = 333ms




THESE ARE THE RESULTS FORM THE LAPTOP THAT IS SHARING... I KNOW YOU WANT THE OTHER ONE... but need to wait for few minutes LOL I had just redid it so its working right now.

Last edited by Rudurk; 24-Jun-2012 at 08:50 AM..
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24-Jun-2012, 08:49 AM #6
so if you are just connected to the modem on 1 PC and have NO wireless on and NO sharing ON at all - then you DO NOT disconnect from the internet at all - and the PC works fine all the time
is that correct
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so if you are just connected to the modem on 1 PC and have NO wireless on and NO sharing ON at all - then you DO NOT disconnect from the internet at all - and the PC works fine all the time
is that correct
The Main Laptop Never has Internet Down Time.. Only the Devices that are sharing this computers Internet Have No Internet. If I do the same setup on XP on my other laptop use that as the Main Laptop then.. Sharing never stops.
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24-Jun-2012, 09:11 AM #8
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The Main Laptop Never has Internet Down Time.. Only the Devices that are sharing this computers Internet Have No Internet. If I do the same setup on XP on my other laptop use that as the Main Laptop then.. Sharing never stops.
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I would check for an updated wireless driver on the PC manufacturers website
if that is not the later
i would got to device manager and uninstall the wireless adapter - then restart the PC and let windows redetect the wireless adapter hardware and re-install the driver and tcp/ip bindings
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very useful information

I would check for an updated wireless driver on the PC manufacturers website
if that is not the later
i would got to device manager and uninstall the wireless adapter - then restart the PC and let windows redetect the wireless adapter hardware and re-install the driver and tcp/ip bindings
Sadly Did all of that already Also updated the drivers.. I don't understand what the problem could be... After a while it just says Wireless Status No Internet Connection... I look in the Modem Sharing.. and Sharing is ticked everything seems ok.. unless I stop sharing and enable with another adapter and stop and renable with wireless it won't work.

I mean If I just stop sharing the reenable it with Wireless Lan it won't start I have to switch sharing to another adapter before I can go back to Wireless Lan.. that tells me its not my Wireless Lan that is at problem its something to do with sharing... but i dunno what it could possibly be..
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24-Jun-2012, 09:37 AM #10
i'm out of ideas - i assume you have done the same to the LAN adapter
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