1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Network newbie - Wired networking/ICS frustration!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by martin1966, Jul 16, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. martin1966

    martin1966 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1
    computer.

    OK, so I run Windows' Network Setup Wizard and it goes through the setup procedure with no problems. Once complete, it tells me to use the Windows CD and run "the networking wizard" on my son's PC. I do that, and that also seems to run fine, but the Internet connection refuses to work on my son's computer.

    I've tried turning off all Firewalls (both machines) and anti-virus/spyware, to no availail.

    When I first completed the hime networking wizard, ZoneAlarm did pop up to tell me a new connection has been detected. I ticked to box to "allow into trusted zone".

    After doing a little reading in the forums here, I thought a readout from IPCONFIG might help:

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


    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : mike-90c68073e6
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter MICHAEL'S COMPUTER (LAC#2): (this is my son's computer)

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C905TX-based Ethernet Adapter (Generic)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-60-08-2D-68-7A
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: (this is my PC, connected directly to the Internet)

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D1-3D-45-48
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 81.110.6.119
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 81.110.4.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 62.252.192.22
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 194.168.4.100
    194.168.8.100
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 16 July 2007 07:46:43
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 23 July 2007 07:46:43

    ISP: Virgin.net (ex NTL)
    Make/model of the broadband modem: NTL branded "250". Connection is Virgin's "XL" 20 meg.
    No router. Using direct NIC to NIC wired connection
    Both machines running Windows XP SP2
     
  2. jmwills

    jmwills

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    Messages:
    3,477
    I know this is not what you want to hear, but gezz Louise, you spend all that money for a 20mbps connection and nothing for a router? A router will cure all your worries, not to mention make your surfing a lot safer.
     
  3. MN_N8VTech

    MN_N8VTech

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2001
    Messages:
    697
    Agreed, your really making things lots harder than they need to be.
     
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    79,584
    First Name:
    Terry
    ICS is a pain, but you'll find that it will work better if you enable it on the internet connection (your PC) and not on the one (your son's) that has no internet connection to share. :)

    I don't know how you got it enabled on your son's computer, since there is no evidence of a second connection.

    There is no evidence of a second NIC on your machine, but it's obvious that you haven't shown the entire ipconfig /all (unless your PC's ipconfig is messed up).
     
  5. bsedgal

    bsedgal

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Your son's computer is missing the default gateway address, he wont have internet access without this. It's supposed to be the address of your computer's NIC (the NIC that's facing your sons computer). Try setting up ICS on your computer and then just static entries on your son's computer.
     
  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/596547

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice