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Internet Sharing Just Not Working

Discussion in 'Networking' started by prichm1992, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. prichm1992

    prichm1992 Thread Starter

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    I'll get right to it. I've got a usb network adapter, 2 PC's, a 6 foot ethernet cable, and I want them both to have internet. Computer 1 has the adapter (Windows 7) and I want Computer 2 (Xp Sp3) to get that internet through my ethernet cable.
    I've already tried selecting "allow others to access the internet" in the sharing tab under Local Area Connection, but all that does for me is give me an unidentified network with no internet access and both connections under the network and sharing center (they're both in the same unidentified network). Tried renewing ipconfig, and switching the adapter to Computer 2. (when I do that, computer 2 still has internet while "sharing" the local area connection, but local area connection has "limited or no connectivity." Tried the "new network setup" with both too. All my drivers are nice and updated, so I'm really at a loss. This is my first time trying, though.
    Any step-by-step instructions would be fantastic, if possible.


    Including my ipconfig info, just in case.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\Users\Owner>ipconfig /all
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Owner-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 N600 Wireless Dual Ban
    d USB Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C4-3D-C7-CE-06-9B
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8163:645:fb43:373b%15(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.105(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:30:37 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:30:38 AM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 264519111
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-BD-84-EF-02-1C-12-FF-0D-D6
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:3caf:2fa:5225:1fd8(Prefe
    rred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3caf:2fa:5225:1fd8%21(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter isatap.{C12551F9-A6AD-4524-8C74-C5573F76600E}:
    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
     
  2. etaf

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    how are you connected to the internet - make and model of the modem or router if you have one

    Internet >>> ??? >>>> PC1 W7 ==> PC2 using ethernet cable

    going by the ipconfig /all - you have a wireless connection to the W7 PC1

    so why not get another wireless USB adapter for PC2 OR can you connect the PC2 with the ethernet cable to the router ?

    are these both desktop PCs ? - Laptops often already have wireless installed ??

    any way

    assuming

    PC1 - W7 is connected to the wireless network

    PC2 is connected via the Ethernet cable to the PC1 W7 ethernet port (you may need to use a cross over cable if the pc do not have autosensing LAN connections - most recent pcs do )

    then leave the settings on PCs alone and on PC1 bridge the connection OR use ICS

    Windows 7
    ---------

    TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing - for windows 7
    http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/bridge-network-connections-in-windows-7/

    Bridging two network connections: Windows 7

    1. Make sure the secondary connection has DHCP enabled.
    2. Open the Network Connections folder from the Start Menu, Settings.
    3. Select the first connection to be used in the bridge and highlight it by left clicking on it.
    4. Holding the Ctrl key, select the second connection to be used in the bridge by left clicking on it.
    5. Right click on one of the two highlighted connections and select Bridge Connections.
    6. You may need to reboot the PC to get the bridge to take effect
     
  3. TerryNet

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    There is no ethernet adapter showing for Owner-PC.
     
  4. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    I think that's from the laptop. :)

    Is there any valid reason why you are not using a router?
     
  5. TerryNet

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    I don't see what in the ipconfig /all indicates a laptop, but regardless it seems to be connected via Wi-Fi to a router and no ethernet hardware is showing.
     
  6. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    Actually that is my bad, I thought he was going wireless to the other computer :eek:

    And if that is correct, then the Ethernet adapter is indeed either disabled or misconfigured.

    Under Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings > is the Local Area Connection visable?

    Just an FYI, if you use the wizard (If Windows 7 has one) then it will default to the 192.168.0.x network, which will cause conflictions with your current wireless connection to your modem/router.
     
  7. TerryNet

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    Windows 7 uses 192.168.137.x for ICS; previous versions of Windows use 192.168.0.x. :)
     
  8. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    I hate Microsoft... they keep changing everything... :eek: I will bow down from ICS questions... :D
     
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