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connecting my desktop internet to my laptop

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  1. blitzkreig

    blitzkreig Thread Starter

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    Ok,
    I did by a new laptop about 3 weeks ago, its a lenovo G460 laptop, 4gigs ram, 320 GB HDD, Geforce 310M 512mb, windows 7 home premium. I was wondering if i could connect my desktop pc broadband cable to my laptop and surf. I did try to put in the cable in my laptop's ethernet port but the net wouldnt work despite it being connected (light would glow). I believe that there are a few settings you need to do on your lappy before you get going. My dad wouldn't buy me a router as of now... lol. Could somebody help me with these settings??
     
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    ok, thanks for your prompt reply but its going bouncer for me lol, is there any easier way because this tutorial requires me to have a windows xp cd which i dont currently have :(
     
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    What version of Windows is on the machine that has the Internet connection? ICS is available for Vista and Windows 7 as well.
     
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    the pc with net connection (desktop) has windows xp 32-bit :)
     
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    this tutorial requires me to have windows xp cd, which i dont currently have :(
     
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    You shouldn't need the CD to configure ICS, I've configured it several times on XP systems without it.
     
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    now i guess im through configuring the settings required on my desktop (windows xp).... what're the configurations needed on my laptop to be able to receive the internet? i use windows 7 on my laptop, the turorial is for xp.... sorry for being dumb and a noob :(
     
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    The connected computer should be bog standard, just use a crossover cable to connect it to the laptop.
     
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    i did remove the internet cable and connected it to the ethernet port of my laptop... the net wouldnt still work :(
     
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    Let's see this from each of the machines with them configured and connected.


    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.

    NBTSTAT -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL

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

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  13. blitzkreig

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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\PRASHANT>NBTSTAT -N

    Local Area Connection 6:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    Local Area Connection 2:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.137.183] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Local Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    PRASHANT <00> UNIQUE Registered
    MSHOME <00> GROUP Registered
    PRASHANT <20> UNIQUE Registered
    MSHOME <1E> GROUP Registered
    MSHOME <1D> UNIQUE Registered
    ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered

    worldnet002:
    Node IpAddress: [111.91.109.128] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    C:\Documents and Settings\PRASHANT>IPCONFIG /ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : prashant
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mshome.net

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 40-61-86-05-4F-1F

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mshome.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
    ernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-05-3E-57-3B
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.137.183
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.137.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.137.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.137.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, September 07, 2010 7:58:16
    AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, September 14, 2010 7:58:16
    AM

    PPP adapter worldnet002:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 111.91.109.128
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 111.91.109.128
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 123.108.224.6
    123.108.225.6
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Documents and Settings\PRASHANT>
     
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    That only looks like the ICS machine, and it's configuration isn't right for ICS, probably why it isn't working.

    Disable ICS on that machine and then do this.

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, each followed by the Enter key:

    Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reboot the machine.


    Enable ICS again and post another IPCONFIG /ALL
     
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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\PRASHANT>IPCONFIG /ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
    ernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-05-3E-57-3B
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.14.49
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 169.254.14.49

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 40-61-86-05-4F-1F

    PPP adapter worldnet002:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 111.91.109.8
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 111.91.109.8
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 123.108.224.6
    123.108.225.6
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Documents and Settings\PRASHANT>
     
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