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Connecting to the internet via another Vista Laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jkl09, Dec 4, 2009.

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  1. jkl09

    jkl09 Thread Starter

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    There is two laptop, both running vista. Laptop A is connected to the internet through ethernet cable, and i want to know how to connect Laptop B to the internet through Laptop A via wireless connection.

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Set up an ad-hoc wireless connection between the two laptops (using dynamic addressing) and then enable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on the Laptop A connection that has internet access. If that internet access is though a router you can bridge the connections instead of using ICS.
     
  3. jkl09

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    Ive have set up an ad-hoc wireless connection between the two laptops, and they can both share files, i have tried enabling ICS for both the network card and the wireless connection. but it still doesnt work.

    Laptop B says unidentified network. I looked at the map it goes:

    Laptop B > (AD-HOC network i created) > gateway > internet.

    i think it appears to be some wrong settings with the gateway or something.

    any advances on this issue?

    When u say using dynamic addressing how will i do that?
     
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    Please show for both PCs ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
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