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08-Nov-2006, 06:55 PM #1
Help with Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
I'm trying to share my internet connection with another connection. It's a wifi dongle for a wireless handheld.

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

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

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

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

Thanks, any help would be appreciated
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08-Nov-2006, 07:34 PM #2
Have you checked all the services mentioned here: http://www.smartcomputing.com/techsu...&ErrorID=21695 ?
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08-Nov-2006, 08:25 PM #3
Looked through the list, I had 3 that weren't turned on. Turned them on, tried again but still no luck
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08-Nov-2006, 08:38 PM #4
ICS is iffy at best and the cheapest thing to do is get a router.
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09-Nov-2006, 12:01 AM #5
I've decided against buying a wireless router, so I'm hoping to fix my ICS issue

Any other ideas would be appreciated
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09-Nov-2006, 02:38 AM #6
Have fun!!!
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09-Nov-2006, 01:46 PM #7
The fact that you have already found 3 services that were off and are getting an obscure error condition indicates to me that major changes were made to Windows. Maybe just corruption after several years, maybe malware, maybe "useful" tweaks.

I'd try a "repair" installation of Windows. If that doesn't do it, then do a format of the disk and start with a fresh Windows install.
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09-Nov-2006, 02:34 PM #8
Okay, we're making progress. I hope.

I found this link that adds the entry to the registry: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/index...ST&f=5&t=51545

Now when I try to share the connection I get:

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.
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09-Nov-2006, 02:39 PM #9
Have you tried changing your I.P address?
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Have you tried changing your I.P address?

Going to try that next
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10-Nov-2006, 10:59 AM #11
Tell me if it works, and do you know how properly?
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