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Internet connection Sharing

Discussion in 'Networking' started by springbrk200, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. springbrk200

    springbrk200 Thread Starter

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    I'm on a college network with a desktop and a laptop. Both running xp. I'm trying to share my internet connection from an wired connection over a wireless peer to peer connection. (I have both a wired and a wireless card on my desktop). I tried bridging the connections, but either my computer or the school network is disconnecting my desktop from it's wired connection. I then tried to connect by using ICS, the problem is It won't enable. I got an error msg that said that it was disabled. This is due to my earlier problem with windows firewall, I disabled the service. It is wierd that this also disables ICS. I tried to restart it, but I got the error msg "Error 1058: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. If you are curious as to how I disabled my windows firewall check http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/358988-disable-windows-xp-firewall.html
    As always any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Why not just drop $10 on a cheap switch.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Why screw around with ICS? You could use a wireless router and just connect the WAN connection to the college connection. You'll have both wired and wireless capability.
     
  4. springbrk200

    springbrk200 Thread Starter

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    Cisco Clean access prevents that.
     
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