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Win XP, laptop#1 has WIFI, laptop #2 needs to connect thru #1 with ethernet cable

Discussion in 'Networking' started by barilaco, Sep 10, 2011.

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  1. barilaco

    barilaco Thread Starter

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    I have a Sony Vaio with WIFI and an ALienware that does not have WIFI. I need to connect the Alienware to the Vaio with ethernet cable to access the net. I keep getting a IP address conflict message on the Vaio. The only thing I need the Vaio for is the WIFI connectivity. Will be purchasing a new PCI card (wireless adapter) soon but until I do... I need to make that connection on the Vaio a Hot Spot or the likes. Any surefire methodology to accomplish this task? Thanks so much for any help you can offer. Kirt (530)749-1110
     
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    what operating systems are on the PCs

    you should use ICS - internet connection sharing or bridge
    what type of cable do you have - it may need a crossover cable if the pcs are old and do not have autosensing LAN connections


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    TURN ON ICS
    TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing

    General
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    TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-ICS-Internet-Connection-Sharing

    XP
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    TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing - for windows XP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/crawford_02july01.mspx

    VISTA
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    TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing - for windows VISTA
    http://www.windowsreference.com/win...ternet-connection-sharing-ics-setup-in-vista/

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

    Bridging two network connections:

    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.

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