Tech Problem Aggregator

How to share Internet connection using ethernet switch ?

Q: How to share Internet connection using ethernet switch ?

Hi, Im having a ACT Broadband internet connection, he provides internet connection through a wire which runs into my room that can be directly connected to the my computers NIC. Whenever i switch on my computer and opens the browser it first redirects to the page -, where it asks for Username & Password, our ISP gives us a IP Address which displays on the web page after logging in. I want the internet connection to be shared with my roommates so i bought a 8 port Ethernet switch (, which is having a uplink port also. I have connected the wire given by the ISP to the up link port of the switch & i connected my PC to one port of the switch with another network cable. I also connected my friends PC to second port of switch with another network cable, my problem is that when i sign into my ISP web page and start using the internet & my friend also wants internet in his PC & when he opens the browser the ISP's webpage is appearing and when he sign's in internet is disconnecting in my Pc. I tried to change the IP but as a default IP is given by the ISP if change the IP internet is not working. Please provide me a solution.
Here r my Ethernet Switch pictures -

A: How to share Internet connection using ethernet switch ?

I dont think you need to open your ISPs webpage on your second PC, just configure the network settings and put the gateway IP. If that doesn't work, use Windows ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) and configure it using the Network Configuration wizard. See how it goes. What is the windows version you are using ?

3 more replies
Answer Match 92.4%

Am a new Networking BEE I had built a small network of 20 systems at my office and there I had connected a switch and router.

All the switch ports have been covered by all the systems and one port is given to the router

And also I connected a HUB to the switch ..

It works fine for my internet connections to all the systems but how do i make authentication of passwords and username to my network systems from one server which I use server 2003 at one system

let me know the detailed step by step procedure to build.........

I would feel very happy If at all any Suggestions for me to make my Business grow.....

As early as possible ................

Thanks in Advance


A:Connection of Router to Switch and also a Hub to Switch - N/W systems internet share

>>I use server 2003 at one system

you need to enable Network Login, but that requires that win2003 have

a domain controller
a DHCP service
and a DNS service.
the Domain Controller is just another name for LDAP and it becomes the control point
for all systems.

get some books on Configuring Win2003 Server

4 more replies
Answer Match 86.94%

i got a switch and 2 pc and a dsl modem
is it possible to both of them can have a internet connection at the same time

A:is it possible to share internet connection with a switch

Maybe, if the DSL modem has a built in Router just plug the PC's into the switch and the switch into the Modem. If it doesn't have a router then each PC is going to get a Public IP instead of a Private IP address. Most ISP's will only allow you to have one public IP so only one PC will connect. The only way to find out is to plug everything in and see if both PC's get a connection. If only one PC works you'll have to but a router, use Internet connection sharing, or pay extra for another Public IP from your ISP.

4 more replies
Answer Match 84.84%

Currently I have internet connection via cable modem and usb connection to the modem.

I am trying to connect by using ethernet from modem to computer but although the adapter is enabled, I have a red cross through its symbol (xp) and an windows tells me that the network cable is unplugged although I can see that physically it is not.

Help welcomed.

A:switch to ethernet internet connection

16 more replies
Answer Match 84%

I have been having issues with sharing my internet connection via an ethernet cable. I read online that there is the ability to 'share' your internet connection. I have learned how to do this, but it doesnt work for me. I tried connecting my laptop. I went through everything and I was able to get the connection (it showed the LAN connectivity icon) however, there was the little yellow triangle next to it. I waited but it won't connect. What I am trying to do with this is be able to play multiplayer on computer games with other computers on my LAN. I also tried to connect my XBox 360 with this, but it doesnt have an internet connection. Any help I would appreciate.

Things to keep in mind

The only way I could get a good internet service was through my cell phone service provider, so I get my internet connection through my phone via USB tethering

All of the computers I am trying this on have Windows 8 Pro, except for one

A:Unable to share internet connection via ethernet cable

You really haven't described how you have your multiple computers setup to to share a single internet service connection. For example, are you using a router that has 2 ethernet cables plugging into it and you are attempting to share the same internet service?

4 more replies
Answer Match 72.24%

I have 3 computers in 3 separate rooms. When my daughter comes home from college she will have a notebook computer. Without having to disconnect the ethernet cable from the back of her Desktop PC is there a way to split the male end to 2 female ends. This would allow me to connect 2 short male to male ends. One to the PC and one to the notebook. Does such an inexpensive splitter exist. I was able to split my phone lines like this and that splitter was about 2 bucks. Do they make them for RJ45 ends?

A:how to share one ethernet connection

What you need is a router, and I'd recommend a wireless one so anyone with a laptop can connect without cabling.

Here's an Open Box router and wireless adapter for $23:
The modem connects to the router, and the router shares the connection with any and all computers connecting to it. So you can all be on the internet at the same, and even sahre files amongst yourselves.

A simple splitter won't work.

1 more replies
Answer Match 71.4%

Ok, before going out there and buying a router, i currently have 2 ethernet card installed in my pc. One of the ethernet card is integrated into my motherboard, and the other ethernet card is the one i added on made by realtek.

I know if i get this up somehow, i will have to leave my pc on while i use ps2 online, but i dont mind since my pc is on all the time.

So since i have 2 ethernet card, can i hook my ps2 up to the extra ethernet card i have installed and network them?

A:it is possible to share my pc connection with ps2 using 2 ethernet card?

You can use ICS to share the connection, though for $10-15 on a rebate deal, I'd buy a router at the drop of a hat, rather than screw around with ICS...

1 more replies
Answer Match 70.56%

Hey guys,

Right need assisiatnce with my Network!

Now its a bit complicated,Ive tried to make it as understanding as i can so please bear with me

I currently have a Virgin media Modem (VMNG300) and a Wireles-N-Router (WNR2000) connected to each other.

The Ethernet cable runs across the room from my Router stright into the back of my Pc...all works great! that i have aquired an Xbox 360 id also like to connect that to my Network,But i want it wired,I dont want to buy one of microsofts overpriced Wireless things,The problem is my Pc and Xbox are the opposite side of the room from the Router/Modem so i cant connect them like that.

I only have one Ethernet cable runing up to my pc where the Pc and Xbox are located.

What do i need to be able to Split an Ethernet connection between the Pc and Xbox? the moment ive been having to unplug the ethernet cable from the pc and put it in the Xbox.

I was wondering,I have another spare Router...can it be used as a HUB/Switch to share one thernet connection between two devices?
The other model of the router i have is -Netgear Wireless-G-Router WGR614 v9.

A:Share single Ethernet connection with Pc + Xbox 360

Use a switch - that will solve your issues ..

6 more replies
Answer Match 70.56%

I'm working on setting up a VPN server on my home Windows 8 PC, and I'm *finally* able to log in, but once I've logged in I have no internet access. I've been all over the place trying to figure out how to share my ethernet adapter's internet with my VPN connection, and am mostly finding out how to do the opposite. Is this even possible?

More replies
Answer Match 70.14%

I have a long ethernet cable running to my bedroom from the router? can I put a switch on the end of this and then run 2 ethernet cables from the switch to my sky box and android box?

A:can I use a switch to spilt ethernet connection?


1 more replies
Answer Match 69.72%

As per the picture and title, I have a windows 7 with a wifi card for internet access. I have an XP tower right next to it connected via ethernet cable to the 7. Both XP and 7 are professional editions (64bits).

I want the XP to have internet access like a normal computer through this set up.

Side story to this set up: They're both Dell Poweredge 2900s I acquired that I use as workhorses for processing high volumes of data. They're located in my basement and the router is on the third floor (therefore wifi). They are remotely controlled from the third floor where my office is. This is all home, not for business/ professional.

The poweredges have a 1gig per second ethernet port, and I mean to share lets of data back n forth between them so the ethernet cross-cable is crucial.
Can this be done? Could you walk me through it? I've tried to solve it from different angles without any success so far.

I've tried ICS without success. I think all that came out of that was shared folders between the two PCs. I've tried bridging the WiFi/LAN which disables ICS. Nothing worked so far so I probably missed a step or did something wrong.
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 with wifi card connection to share ethernet with XP

Highlight both of them and rightclick the wifi one and pick bridge.

9 more replies
Answer Match 69.3%

Hi everyone, I have two laptops - a Toshiba and a Averatec. I know a router can be used to share internet between to two laptops. My question is can a switch be used to do the same thing? If so, how? I connected my cable modem to the uplink port on the switch and then connected the two laptops via the ports on the switch. But it didn't work. Thanks for everyones help!

A:Using a switch to share internet

6 more replies
Answer Match 68.46%

My router has broken and I need a temporary connection point to the internet for my machines and a 5 port switch is all i have (NETGEAR FS105).

Each computer connected to the switch is trying to grab a local ip addy. Only one computer will pick up the internet connection at the moment.

Is it possible to assign local ip to each computer connecting to the switch so they don't clash?

A:share internet with 5 port switch?

Nope. You could configure one computer with ICS and connect that way, but it'll probably be quicker to just go buy a router.

1 more replies
Answer Match 68.46%

I tried to find answer on forum but failed
My situation:
I've got two PCs.
* 1st (Windows 7 x64) has two ethernet cards:
- internet is connected to the first card
- other connected to switch
* 2nd is a laptop (Windows 7 x86) with one ethernet card connected to switch

I can see many unknown PC's in network devices. They are my internet provider other clients. I can see my laptop there as well but cannot access it.

From 1st PC I can just "join" homegroup. From 2nd - just "create".
Created from 2nd PC homegroup is not accessible from 1st pc (wrong password, even if it is right one)

So I am confused how should I set up everything that:
- both pc's can be accessible from each other
- 1st pc will share internet connection with 2nd pc

Any help is highly appreciated


A:Cannot share internet on PC's connected via switch

Windows IP Configuration(hope that helps)

on the 1st PC
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::140b:305b:3ca:2030%15
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f1d6:d2cf:5ce7:c751%11
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Second PC's
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
I know that "169.254...." IP sounds bad, but both pc's got clean W7 install
I am new to W7 networking, came from XP (skipped Vista) and haven't had any problems with network before. This setup worked well on XP, but on W7 nothing works, even lan is pretty dead

4 more replies
Answer Match 68.46%

Ok here's the situation:
I just moved into a student apartment. The internet is already activated and it is available through the RJ45 jack straight off the wall. Using an Ethernet cable I am able to use Internet without any issues with my PC.

What I want to do:
- Use my Buffalo ADSL router/modem to share the connection: both wired and wireless.
- Use my router as local DHCP to create a private network with my home devices.
- Be able to access both the internet and the router without having to unplug anything.

The setup:
- There is no way to use a DSL (phone) cablein the house so I have to plug the Ethernet cable carrying the connection in one of the LAN port of the router.
- My PC use another free LAN port.

The issues so far:
- I am only able to share the connection through the LAN ports of the router.
- Wireless devices are able to connect (it even read "Internet access" in the tray bar) but are unable to browse. It can't resolve proxy and always time out.
-When the Ethernet cable is plugged into the router, the router itself becomes unavailable. I'm assuming the connection has its own gateway somewhere else and prevents me from accessing the router.
- I effectively don't have any private network anymore.

edit: another weird thing I noticed. On my laptop anytime I try to connect to a wireless network it connects to 2 networks at the same time. One with the proper SSID and the other "Unidentified network"

n.b: I have reset the r... Read more

A:Issues using my router/modem to share connection coming from Ethernet cable

12 more replies
Answer Match 67.2%

As my PC will be moved upstairs soon where there is no way to get a ethernet cable any more,
I will be forced to go wireless...
I have never wanted it and never used it except on my mothers laptop witch is obviously built-in.
So my experience with wireless stuff is very low...

some fact that may play a role for your comments:
-from PC to modem/router threw the walls will be about 8 yards max.
-there is a chimney in the direct path from PC to modem/router.
-there is barely any metals used in the house although the modem is placed next to the water-main.
-the laptop of my mother never had any issues and is about 2 years old cant tell you the what hardware it used ATM.

Now what I want:
-I want my 6.4 MB/sec speed (other wireless devices dont play any role > mom laptop (80% facebook and 5% mails and 5% searching the web and the rest is youtube lol ; and the smart TV really doesn't do anything except for streaming some video clips very rarely.

- I NEVER want to get disconnected!! not even for a millisecond if you catch my drift.

- I prefer an internal piece of hardware witch I have a PCI slot for with the room. Although I would also like to be able to give internet to multiple PC's or whatever , ya never know ; LAN party for example...
i do realize a switch would suffice but I'll just give you everything because I know there are many ways to go wireless. just dont know crap about them...

- I'm not a millionaire but I dont buy crap so keep that in... Read more

A:Solved: Help! need to switch from ethernet cable to wireless connection to modem/rout

11 more replies
Answer Match 67.2%

So my laptop is receiving a wifi signal, but unfortunately my desktop doesn't have a wireless card. To be able to have an internet connection in both I've read I can use an ethernet cable to share the laptop's wifi connection with the desktop.
How do I go about doing this in Win7?

A:How do I share internet with an ethernet cable?

You will need what is called a crossover ethernet cable, connect the 2 ethernet ports together with it, turn on Internet Connection sharing on the Laptop before you do.


1 more replies
Answer Match 67.2%

I just bought some Philips hue bulbs and a bridge. The bridge needs to be connected to a router through ethernet. Well, I just use my phone's hotspot
for Internet, and my phone obviously doesn't have an etherenet port. I want to be able to plug it into my computers ethernet port, and connect my computer to WiFi and route it to the ethernet port. I tried uusing ICS (ttp://
and the Internet light lights up on the hue when I do, but the hue app still can't find it, and an ip scan shows that it's not actually connected. Am I doing this wrong? Any other way to accomplish this?

More replies
Answer Match 67.2%

Hello folks,
I have internet through an ethernet cable. I was trying to use a Thomson ADSL router from O2 to share this ethernet connection wirelessly. I was told this is not possible(can give detail if needed). What is the best and cheapest wireless AP that takes an ethernet input and outputs wireless+ethernet(option) ?
I have been looking at LINKYS wrt54g for about 20.
Any bettter ideas?

A:Share ethernet internet using wireless AP

10 more replies
Answer Match 66.36%

Hi all,
I'm getting a BSOD with error 0x00000019 whenever i try to share internet with my ps3 when using a ethernet cable .
The steps i did to get the BSOD was :
1.Open network and sharing center
2.Clicked on my home mobile broadband connection
3.Properties ->Sharing tab
4.Allowed sharing of internet connection for local area network
5.Connect the ethernet cable to both the ps3 and laptop
6.Configured the ps3 to use wired settings
7.The ps3 does a connection test which show connected for ip address , playstation network and internet . However , whenever it starts searching for NAT , the laptop goes into BSOD with badpool header error .

My Windows 7 Professional is
- x64
- The original OS installed was vista

Attached are the documents needed . any help is greatly appreciated . Thanks .

A:BSOD-trying to share internet between laptop and ps3 through ethernet.

Quote: Originally Posted by VergilX

Hi all,
I'm getting a BSOD with error 0x00000019 whenever i try to share internet with my ps3 when using a ethernet cable .
The steps i did to get the BSOD was :
1.Open network and sharing center
2.Clicked on my home mobile broadband connection
3.Properties ->Sharing tab
4.Allowed sharing of internet connection for local area network
5.Connect the ethernet cable to both the ps3 and laptop
6.Configured the ps3 to use wired settings
7.The ps3 does a connection test which show connected for ip address , playstation network and internet . However , whenever it starts searching for NAT , the laptop goes into BSOD with badpool header error .
My Windows 7 Professional is
- x64
- The original OS installed was vista

Attached are the documents needed . any help is greatly appreciated . Thanks .

Three problems

1-Your Avast
Please remove and replace your Avast with Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

2-Your ewusbwwan.sys USB NDIS Miniport Driver from Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Was the cause of all three crashes. Re-install using newest available driver
3- No SP-1
Ensure you install the correct 64 or 32bit option for your system)
Download the System Update Readiness Tool (64bit)
Download the System Update Readiness Tool (32bit)

ISC Diary | Windows 7 / 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Probl... Read more

3 more replies
Answer Match 65.52%

i have a router/ modem that has been able to share my internet connection between 4 computers. but i want to increase this number so i got an Netcomm np2005 switch. but now the networks dont seem to interact and the internet does not work on the computers connected to the switch. is it possible to do this or do i need something else to extend my internet sharing>?

A:Router And Ethernet Switch Internet SHaring

ok then yea i seem to meet all the requirements except it cannot detect an ip address on the pcs connected through the switch. and the net still doesnt work when i configure the ip manually? does anyone know what i could do?

8 more replies
Answer Match 63.42%

Hi all i recently turned my second router into an Ethernet switch so that i could port forward a game. I am wondering if this will slow down my internet speed.

Thanks in advance

A:Will a router turned to a ethernet switch slow down internet speed for gaming?

Hello glaucun,

Technically speaking, yes. You've added another "hop" for the packets to have to travel to and from.

But it's not to any degree that you will notice.

3 more replies
Answer Match 61.74%

So basically - as the subject says - 
Having a brand new Dell XPS 15 9550
with most recent Dell Wireless 1830 802.11ac drivers
cmd command "netsh wlan show drivers"
shows that current driver does not support hosted network,
meaning, that i am unable, for example, to share my ethernet internet connection Over wifi to other devices - i am unable to make my laptop a hotspot.
Which is ridiculous in 2016 and for a laptop of this level and is basically a prerequisite to be Windows 10 approved.
So my question is DELL, what the ***? When do we get normal drivers?
Anybody has the same issue - knows the workaround? Thanks.
I could not have expected that 2000$ laptop would not be able to do that. this is soul crushing.

A:Dell XPS 15 9550 - Dell Wireless 1830 802.11ac - Hosted network supported : No - cannot share Ethernet connection over WiFi

same here. :( XPS 13 9350..

3 more replies
Answer Match 61.74%

Inserting Ethernet Cord Does Not "Automatically" switch connection to ethernet.

This is the trouble I have to go through whenever I insert my ethernet cord:
I have to go to network and sharing center

Then I have to click change adapter settings

Finally, I have to disable wireless network access for direct connection.

I am wondering if there is some type of setting that I can check for on my

Windows 7 OS to automatically enable the described function I want (which

should already be enabled, unfortunately it is not).
Not that these details really matter, but I have an Alienware m14xr2, but...
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

6.1.7601 pack 1 build 7601

BIOS Version/Date Alienware A09, 6/29/2012

Installed physical memory (ram I assume) says 12gb, with 9.44gb available, which is strange because I have 16gb of ram!

Available Virtual Memory 21.1gb

System Type x64-based PC
Thank You for the help in the future!

A:Inserting Ethernet Cord Does Not "Automatically" switch connection....

Hi Sean, if you do this Wireless Setting.pdf before powering on your pc, it will work.

2 more replies
Answer Match 61.74%

okay this is sort of weird, on my other computer my ethernet connection is fine (according to the router and the back of the computer) but then when i try to use ie or any other internet based programs it says theres no internet connection. the last time i used the internet that day was when i was removing some spyware and then after i restarted the internet stopped working.
help if you can, if you need tech specs ill post them later im really busy right now tho

A:internet connection lost, ethernet connection fine

8 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

I need some help in establishing Internet connection sharing. I've got 2 laptops. Both are WiFi and Ethernet enabled. The 3rd piece of hardware is a WiFi router (I call it a "modem"), which acts as a bridge basically at this point. It's this one here:
HUAWEI wireless home gateway HG 530 (its official title)
The Internet connection to the ISP is a wired PPPoE one. There's RJ-45 cable that enters our apartment from the outside (I assume that there's a major router that serves the whole building with Fiber Optic all the way down to ISP itself, but I'm not sure and it's irrelevant to my issue here). I used to connect that RJ-45 cable into an appropriate jack on one of the laptops and I have a PPPoE W7 connection (called a High Speed Connection in Windows environment). So I just "dial" that Internet connection with username and password provided to me by my ISP. It's a regular Ethernet connection as far as HG530 is concerned. Then I started using laptop's WiFi to reach the HG530. I still use the same Windows PPPoE connection for dialing. It saves me having a cable on the floor which (the cable) was reachable by my cat who likes to chew stuff. So that's what I have right now.
I want to make it clear that it's NOT a WiFi Internet connection (there're zillions of threads all over the Net how to share it -- I wouldn't be asking it AGAIN here!). Internet connection is still a wired one. It's the... Read more

A:Need help to share Internet connection

7 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

Hi. I'm having this problem in Windows 8 where I can't share the Internet with another PC, which runs Windows XP. My Internet connection name displays as "Unidentified network" which I think disables ICS and sharing altogether. I've also tried changing configurations in the HomeGroup and, although a second connection called "Network 2" set as "Private network" appears, it disappears after I reboot the PC. Any help please?

A:Can't share Internet connection

Maybe this tutorial will help. It helps to use a crossover cable for this connection but I believe there are ways around that. The second link shows settings more specific to setting up connection sharing with XP machines.
Internet Connection Sharing - Enable - Windows 7 Forums
Internet Sharing using Cross-Over cable - Windows 7 Forums

You will also want to leave the Home group if you set one up. Home groups are made for Windows 7 machines only.

If you need to share files between those machines you should set up a Workgroup using the same workgroup name for all machines in the workgroup.
Workgroup Name - View and Change - Windows 7 Forums

12 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

I am trying to set up an internet connection share. I cant share files because the host pc is XP Pro with NTFS and the network pc is Windows 98 Fat32. When I did the setup the Wizard said I could use the XP disk in the 98 system to complete the task. I also followed the directions from this note,

From: Daniel <[email protected]>
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2004 3:05 PM

Try this:
"Just plug the Crossover cable into the two computers. To set it up go to Control Panel/Network.

If there is and entry there for TCP/IP fine. If not you need to add it. Click Add the Protocal/Add. Select Microsoft and select TCP/IP and OK.

Once you have TCP/IP install highlight it and click properties. Click specifiy IP address and insert Enter sub net mask of

You may get asked if you want to re-boot at this stage. Decline as there is more to do.

Click File and Printer sharing and tick both boxes. Now you can re-boot.

Do the same on the other computer but this time enter an IP address if with the same mask. Install file and printer sharing as well and reboot.

Once the computers have re-booted you need to set up sharing. Right click on any drive or folder in Windows Explorer and clcik Sharing. Click shared as: Either axcept the name offered or enter one of your own. In access type I would suggest Full if you are the only one to be using these computers, otherwise enter passwords if required.

Do this for every Dri... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 61.32%

My parents have a Dell desktop running windows XP and a new HP 64bit desktop running Windows 7 64bit. They have an actiontec wireless modem/router. I can connect the modem to the Dell computer and get an internet connection. I can move the modem to the other roon and connect it to the new computer and get an internet connection. I cannot get it to work on both.

I connected the modem to the HP computer using ethernet port 1 on the modem and the Dell on ethernet port 2 via a long ethernet cable. I cannot enable ICS on Win 7 because it doesn't see anything else connected. The Dell says nothing is connected to the LAN. Not sure what is going on unless the ethernet cable is bad or possibly too long. Any ideas?

Later this morning I am going to take a multimeter over and do a continuity check on the ethernet cable (I crimped the ends on) and make sure it is good. Am I correct is saying that it should be a "straight through" ethernet cable? Just wondering if there's any other setting I should check while I'm there.

A:Cannot share internet connection

Is it a router you've connected your computer to? If it is, make sure you've enabled NAT in the router...
Often you can access those settings by opening either:, or
username: admin
password: 1234 (or none)

9 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

I have two small offices in different location the far between each other around 5Km each office. What the diagram will be look like of the hardware and layout that you suggest for each location and if there is any choices could you explain why especially for the devices we will use and what brands and do i need a server or network printer if i need where it shuold be. thank you

A:How Do I Share An Internet Connection?

You want to share an internet connection between two small offices 5Km apart? 5Km as in 3+ miles? Contact your local telecommunication companies and see what they can offer.

I hope you have other reasons for wanting your own private network between these offices as any solution is going to be far more expensive than two internet connections.

1 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

Hello. 1st I'd like to excuse myself for possible grammatical fails in my problem, I'm not American nor Britainian so please accept my excuse.

Okay, here's the problem.

I'm connecting to internet via Wi-Fi USB adapter and my connection works great. But few days ago friend brought his PC to me so we could do some online gaming over night but there my problems started. We connected both PC's with ethernet cable in this scheme (My PC - ethernet cable - unset router - ethernet cable - his PC)

Okay the problem is that when I set up the LAN, I can't connect to the internet ( I noticed that I can surf the internet when I share my Wireless connection in advanced settings, so I use that trick to connect to the Internet when I need to ) but we can play in LAN.

So here's the real conflict. Why can't I share my internet connection to his PC. I allow my Wireless Network Connection sharing but he can't connect to the internet.

We're both using WinXP SP3 and we have almost same PC's. So can anyone help me?

I am even willing to use TeamViewer for easier help if someone can help me?

A:Can't share my internet connection

16 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

Hi guys!
I have a server with Windows server 2003.

I want to connect to internet with it without having Internet for itself.
I mean:
- It dials the internet connection
- By DHCP, it gives IP, Gateway and DNS addresses to clients machine
- Clients have Internet
- Server doesn't have internet

Is it possible?

A:Share internet connection

I think i may be getting the wrong end of the stick here. Is that not what a router is for?

1 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

I have access to an internet connection that uses mac address filtering and timed sessions. i.e., from 30mins to 366days. I want to use my connection (I have a 366day account) to the network as a hotspot for my iPhone without having to go through the hassle of either getting another 366day pass or the grief associated with spoofing the mac address in order to get online with my phone. I also don't want to use iTunes because it will mess up my iPod's stuff too. And adding a new device has already cost me a library of stuff and due to "we can't confirm xyz, have a great day" after it was all deleted. (I changed those settings now though from the default burn all not the same" even if a few are just renamed to save scrolling. Anyway going off tangent their.

How can I use my laptop as a pseudo router so that the mac filter doesn't interfere with my phone? ICS through the windows networking doesn't show my laptop as a separate WiFi connection, ie transmit as a router would. (the phone will though but also rack up a fortune in data charges though.)

Please can someone help me with this. I have tried more than one so called how to that has not done what it said it would, which is turn my laptop into a pseudo-wireless router and at the same time maintain my connection to my internet connection.

And thanks to MSN giving me grief with the new format, basically because I am not using the same computer/apartment/ISP etc... that I used when I sig... Read more

A:how 2 share internet connection?

You apparently are trying to abuse your internet access, and we do not help with such activities. Please review the rules.


1 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

Hello! i have 2 pc both running windows xp sp2... and a modem...
and i use asus rx 3041.. i can share files but i can't share internet connection...

can anyone help me? thanks!

A:Can't share internet connection in 2 pc

16 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

to start off i am using one of thoes modems called the UM150 provided by verizon wireless, its a modem that connects to your computer through USB. it uses a software that you install on your computer to manage the internet connection.

what i am trying to do is "share" that connection with my xbox 360. but the only way my xbox accepts internet connection is through a ethernet cable, so my current setup is the UM150 to the USB port on my laptop, an ethernet cable from my laptop to a router, and my xbox is connected through the router also.

is there any way i can connect my xbox to the internet through my computer?

my xbox360 has a text connection program, it cannot discover a DNS

A:Share internet connection

12 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

Hi, i have an alpha usb device which catches wireless signals at my home and that device is connected to my laptop. my laptop wifi is not working so i purchased this device in my laptop so i have an easy access to internet through that device. i want to share that internet connection with my desktop. i dont want to purchase another device for my desktop. so i tried this:

i connect my desktop pc to my laptop through crossover cable. then i select my desktop pc tcp/ip properties and clicked on obtain and ip address automatically. then clicked ok.

then i went to wireless network connection of my laptop. then properties -->advanced then enable sharing. beneath that check box there is a scroll down list. 2 options in this list. through LOCAL AREA NETWORK / BLUETOOTH. I select local area network. then i click ok but it is showing an error. what is happening?

A:share internet connection

Where are you catching the wifi signal from

4 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

I have one PC that is connecting wirelessly to a network

I have a laptop that I can't get the wireless to work on (this is due to a physical fault)
I've tried using an external wireless USB stick - but no joy
Basically it's an old and battered laptop

How can I share the internet connection from the PC (that's getting the connection wirelessly)?
Can I join the PC and the laptop with an ethernet cable and share the connection??
If so, how?


A:How can I share an internet connection from one PC?

16 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

Hello everybody.I registered to forum to find a way to share my internet connection to my other computer with the xp installed.Should I open a new topic? Or can someone direct me if there is a open topic about this already.

note:English is not my native lanaguage so I apologise for any mistakes in writing or if something is unreadable

A:Way to share my internet connection?

Here's a checklist of things for ICS and file sharing for 2 croslinked computers (This is what works for Win 7 and XP):

- both computers set to the same workgroup
- restarts
- advanced sharing settings - all things turned on (network discovery etc.) except for password protected sharing
- bridged the connection with the internet
- turned on Internet Connection Sharing for the internet connection - this forced an ip to the other connection ( and gave an option to select which connection should have access to the ICS (the second connection or the bridge - you choose the second / crosslinked cable connection)
- shared some folders on both computers
- worked instantly (the other pc aquired a correct ip and internet)

2 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

Can I share my internet connection by using a hub? I have a 5-port hub but no instructions on how to use it??? I want to be able to get online with both computers at the same time.
Can someone advise me if the hub will work or do I need something else? I have intermediate computer knowledge but know nothing about networking.

A:Share Internet Connection?

You need a broadband router for most broadband accounts.

1 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

Hi there,

I am currently trying to set up some internet sharing action, and am having a bit of difficulty. Ok, so there is a wireless network in the house I am in, my laptop has wireless in built, but my desktop has no wireless card so as I am in the attic of the house, I am unable to just use an ethernet cable to connect it to the internet. I DO, however, have a cat 5 crossover cable, and was just wondering if it is possible to go from wireless router to wireless laptop, then through a WIRED connection to the desktop?

I've been trying for about half an hour now, but no joy. Am I just being stupid, or do I just create a connection between the desktop and the laptop and then bridge it with the wireless connection? is there something that I need to activate that I've missed?

I have just bought a wireless card, and it should be arriving next week, but I just thought it might be interesting to someone to solve this question.

thanks guys

A:Trying to share an internet connection

6 more replies
Answer Match 60.9%


I have an ethernet cable run in my house. What I need to figure out is if there is such thing an ethernet switch that does not require a power source. (or something that can get this situation resolved)

Here is my situation:
I have a cable ran to my basement, and have a bedroom directly above the basement that needs an ethernet run. It is not possible for me to run a completely new cable from the original starting point, so I was somehow hoping to use the cable going to the basement, put a head on it, put it into a switch/hub/splitter and run a cable out of it to the room directly above, and use the other cable coming out to stay in the basement.

Is there something that can do this for me? Is there a better way to do so? What would you suggest? Thanks!

UPDATE: Please refer to post #4 for more details.

A:Solved: Such thing as an Ethernet switch that doesn't need power? Question about ethernet run

15 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

Is it possible to share the internet connection from my desktop (XP) so that my wife's shiny new Vista laptop can use it? If possible, wireless connection would be better. Her laptop is wireless capable, but my current router (provided by AOL - it's a BT Voyager 105) isn't compatible with Vista. Before I go out and buy a new modem/router I'd like to know if this is all possible! I'm a complete novice with networks/sharing internet connections so any advice would be very welcome.


A:Share Internet Connection XP/Vista

7 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%


I am using a VPN connection from my Android phone to my home PC by using the "default" Windows 7 (Ultimate x64) VPN feature. The connection works fine, but when I connect with my phone running Android 2.3.6 to this VPN, I loose the Internet connection on my phone and am only able to access the home LAN. Since the Android client doesn't have much settings to configure in this area, I figured the solution to my problem would be if the VPN server could share it's Internet connection to the VPN.

Please how do I set this up on the server?


A:How to share server's internet connection to VPN?

android phone is wireless
home pc is wireless as well.

Why not simply buy a wireless router?

9 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

Hi all,
this is my first post in this lovely forum,

well i do have a problem,

i have an internet connectionon my desktop with Xp on it, and i have a got a new laptop couple days ago with Vista and im unable to share the connection between them , i tried almost all ways and nothing worked,
so plz if u have any clue for the solution ill be thankfull

More replies
Answer Match 60.48%

Hi, i have 2 routers, one is a belkin 54g wireless router and the other is a belkin n1 mimo wireless router.

I have one desktop wired into the n1 and a laptop which connects to this wirelessly however there is another desktop upstairs and i have no wire long enough to reach it and no wireless usb dongle thing.

My question is, is there any way to plug the second desktop into the belkin 54g and connect to the downstairs network wirelessly, thus giving the 2nd desktop internet?

thanks, hope you understand my problem!

A:2 routers share one internet connection?

16 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

Hello! This is my first post here. I have a 3G dongle that I use for internet connection. Do you know how I can share from my laptop to other laptop computers? Thanks

A:How to share internet connection from a 3G dongle?

With that type of single dongle connection...3G/4G...I don't think you can. They do have what they call "Hot Spot" dongles where your allowed to have up to 5 devices on that single connection.

2 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%


I am currently in a student housing and have an internet connection through a lan cable that comes out of the wall, so i have no access to anything. I just bought a eeepc with windows 7 and have an older laptotp with also windows 7. My old laptop is connected to internet and i would like to share that connection to the other one using wireless without a router. I looked on internet and found out it was possible with some tutorials for xp and vista.

Windows XP: Set up a wireless network without a router

But i cant seem to figure out what's wrong. My second computer connects to the network I set up with the 1st one but there is no internet access.

Anyone ever had this problem? did i forget something?

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:How to share internet connection without a router

Hi longlife,

What are your system specs and what type of router are you using?

2 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

I know that 1-way internet via satellite only has download and needs an upload source...If I have a broadband 128k connection (to be used as the upload source) and lets say, a 1mb connection via can I connect them both at the same time to the router, knowing that the router only has 1 port for the internet cable to be plugged-in?

Any help is much appreciated...

A:How can I share an Internet Via Sat (1-way) connection on several pcs? (router)

I don't know how you'd use a standard broadband router for this task. My guess is that you'll need to consider either ICS and a host Windows system, or perhaps a Linux rig of some sort. Since you have some sort of broadband, why not just increase the speed of that service and forget about the satellite connection?

3 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

I have set up a network using ethernet cables and a modem and am now able to share my broadband connection. I can not however see the other computers or the printer which are hooked up to the router. The two computers running XP only show me 1 computer hooked up to the network - no other computers or printer. The 3rd computer running Vista was able to find and install the driver for the printer (hooray). I tried the network connection wizard for the machines running XP and I tried adding a network printer. Everything runs through step by step but when I am done, nothing has changed even after rebooting. I must have a setting issue or am skipping something. Please help.

A:Can share internet connection but not printer

9 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

Hello everyone,

THis is my first time in these forums, so be gentle with me!!!!

Not a pro at networking by any means, here's what i need to do:

I have an ISP LAN ISDN connection here at the house and I need to be able to browse the web and be connected to a VPN (through a log in program to another network) through a firewall all at the same time. My network administrator at work says theres no way period. Well i actually had it running for a short time today with Zone Alarm, and would prefer to stay with that software if possible. If not, i do have access to a router. For some reason Zone alarm configured itself and somewhere in there got all changed around.

The ISDN modem is dial up on demand, i tried sharing the connections and the Windows XP HOME firewalls and all that crap and yatta yatta yatta with the Zone Alarm/Windows help files. Spent the last three hours going there and getting the t-shirt.

So basically - somebody out there point me in the right direction and lets show a "network administrator" that his local webmaster can in fact put a spankin on him. If any more info is needed please do not hesitate to ask.


PS : I spent a lot of time going through the windows helps files and all i could find was help on the PRO version of XP, i unfortunately at the monent have the HOME.

A:XP - Need to share 1 ISP LAN connection for internet and 1 VPN simultaneously

6 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

I was wondering if it would be possible to share an internet connection in this scenario. Here is my situation; I have a neighborhood WIFI connection which I can access the internet with Airport on my Mac laptop. Unfortunatly the signal doesn't reach some of the PC's in my house. I was wondering if it would be possible to share my internet connection that my Mac has with my PC's via erthernet cables as as a LAN or so. If it is possible how can my computers up to work like this? Thanks in advance.

A:Need help with this Scenario to Share an Internet Connection

Get yourself a wireless bridge. Your bandwidth will be pretty crappy though.

3 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

My computer in my room is connected to the internet via Ethernet cable which leads all the way down to the lounge where our router is. I would like to connect my Xbox 360 in my room to the internet and still be able to use my computer as internet as well without having to unplug from one to the other. I would prefer a wired connection, however wouldnt really like to buy another 30ft long ethernet cable just to connect my xbox all the way downstairs to my router.
How can I share the internet?

A:How can I share my PC Internet connection with my Xbox 360?

Go wireless... Spend a little on a wireless router and a wireless NIC for your computer. The XBOX should have wireless capability already. Or, you could buy another wired router and set it up in your room. Attach it to the existing internet wire from the lounge and connect the XBOX and your computer to the new router

8 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

The problem is that I get terrible speeds on my PS4's wireless.

I use a Windows 8.1 laptop in the same room, and would like to somehow share its internet connection with the PS4.

I tried to wire the console and the laptop via ethernet, and bridge the ethernet and wireless connections in the 'Network Connections' page of the Control Panel, but I get the message:

"An unexpected error occurred while configuring the network bridge"

Any idea why this is happening, or if there is a better way to go about this? I also have an external USB wireless adapter at hand, just in case I would need another different wireless connection.
Thanks in advance!

More replies
Answer Match 60.48%

Hi all,

I have the simplest network possible. ISP>> Cable modem>>Router>>PCs. My question is what do I need to do to control and see the very details of all connections including external and internal? Do I need to setup a server for that? What are your suggestions?

A:I need advice on how to share internet connection.

6 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

First of all hi to everyone and thanks for helping me out!

I'm using Windows 7 and am desperately trying to share my internet with another laptop which is in reach (less than 30 feet away).

Of course there are several threads and help on the internet but none helped so far after an hour of research.

I have laptop 1 connected via a cable to a router with which I'm using cable internet (so it's not a wireless router). Laptop 1 is therefore connected to the internet. In order to use the internet on laptop 2 to the same time I'd like to share the signal from laptop 1. I created a home network successfully, connect it on laptop 1, also connect to it from laptop 2 successfully but the internet is not shared. What possibly do I do wrong? (it's not too far away or anything like that).

Does it have anything to do that I have to connect laptop 1 with a cable to the router?

A:Share an internet connection with another computer

If your cable router has more than one ethernet-port, simply connect 'laptop 2' to a spare ethernet-port on the router (with, obviously, an ethernet cable from the router to 'laptop 2's' ethernet port.

That's the whole point of having a router, since it does away with the need to set up home networking just for sharing a single connection between two computers.

10 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

have tried everything need help have a new laptop running windows 7 home premium? i connect to the internet using mobile broadband device which works fine but i have been trying for a week now to share that connect with my local area network connection to access my ps3 (as i did with xp) to no success. 1st the LAN states that is is an "unidentified network: so when i tried to set up internet connection sharing, it would say that the wimax network adapter was "shared" but there would be no internet or network access though LAN. now i cannot even start ics as i am getting an error message that states "an error occurred while Internet Connection Settings was being enabled (null).... not sure what to do......

A:cannot share internet connection windows7 help

2 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

Am running NT4 Server as a file server in my office. Currently running a web ramp with 3 USR 56k modems for internet access thru my network switch.

I recently added a WinXP Pro client to my LAN. That client has a Direcway 2-way satellite connection thru the USB port. I unplugged the web ramp and enabled ICS on the XP client. Good news...everyone on the LAN could share the connectdion. Bad one can see the file server. If I disable the direcway connection on the client, the server is visible.

Any way to share the internet connection on the XP Client without interfering with file server access?

A:NT Server trying to share an internet connection

6 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%


Can I share internet connection through ADSL router without sharing the file and folders on the LAN.

Friend of mine got shop and he would like to give internet connection to the neighbor shop , but he would not like to share his files and folders with neighbor.

Can we achieve that with Siemens SpeedStream 6520 or any other router ?

A:share internet connection but not LAN files

9 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%


I want to share the internet from my netbook to the internet on my better computer.
Laptop has Windows Vista
Netbook has Windows 7

What i do is on the netbook i make an ad hoc network, but when i try to enable Internet Connection Sharing it says i dont have enough privileges.
I am logged on as the administrator and i have put UAC off (i think).

Why will it not work?

Also i went to the Services menu (control panel -> administrative tools -> services) and i started Internet Connection Sharing manually and it says that it started then stopped and this happens when its not being used by another services. etc.

Help please!!!

A:[HELP!] Start ICS to share internet Connection

6 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

I have two PC one XP and one 7. At first they were working. but after reinstalling windows 7. It suddenly won't work.

The strange thing is that I didn't change the router settings and that my drivers are working fine.

Is it possible that the ISP change their setting and decided not to allow internet sharing anymore?

When I tried ping or tracert, it says request unreachable. But when I directly connect the modem to the LAN card, internet works fine.

A:Can't share internet connection via router

Do you have mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager?

2 more replies
Answer Match 60.48%

Hello to all !
This is more of a request for guidance than for stating a specific problem so here goes..........
I am planning on purchasing a new computer for my 12 year-old son. I would simply like to share my existing ( cable-connected ) ISP with that new machine when I purchase it. I would also like us to be independent in terms of NOT sharing files or printers. etc. As far as location specifics are concerned, his new computer would be located in the next room over from mine, just on the other side of the wall, if you will. I have been thinking about a wireless configuration, if for nothing else than ease of installation and set-up, etc. I understand from some reading and general research that a router is key in this, of course. My WindowsXP SP2 Control Panel has icons for Wireless Network set-up and the general Network Setup Wizard.
I am attaching a detailed list of my own computer specifics as follows:
Virus Protection

Microsoft Security Updates


Computer Profile Summary
Computer Name: Gateway-lafcy9p (in MSHOME)
Profile Date: Saturday, October 22, 2005 11:10:35 PM
Advisor Version: 7.0t
Windows Logon: Owner

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Gateway ESSEX2 4000811
System Serial Number: 0029911848
Chassis Serial Number: 0029911848
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.40 gigaher... Read more

A:Planning to share an Internet connection

You're right, the router is the key component. If you can run a wire, I strongly suggest you do so. A wired network will be more trouble-free than a wireless in almost all situations. It's obviously also much more secure.

If you really want to go wireless, you can still connect your computer wired to the router, since you're right there with it. Also, you want at least one wired connection to the router for configuration anyway. What you'd really need is a wireless adapter for the son's computer and a wireless router in that case.

3 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%


I just installed Windows Vista x64 and immediately ran into network problems. My Network and Sharing center said my connection was connecting/disconnecting every few seconds and I was unable to reach the internet.

My network is something like this (ignore the periods, they're there because the field won't format blank spaces :P ) :

Cable modem ---> Linksys SD2005 Switch ---> Wireless router ---> Game systems
...................................|......................... (Netgear WGT624)
...................................+--->Vista 32 Bit PC
...................................+--->Windows XP SP2 PC
...................................+--->Vista x64 (mine)

I have 4 separate IPs from my ISP so I can RDP into anything not behind the router from work. The wireless is just nice for random devices. All 3 PCs have independent IPs assigned from the ISPs DNS. All systems work fine except the x64.

I thought it was my on-board NIC so I went and bought a PCI NIC. It did the same thing. At this point I think I might have 2 bad NICs so i went and got a third - same thing. I read around on some forums and tweaked my duplex settings which stopped the connect/disconnect, but then I got something like this in my Network and Sharing Center:

x64 ===>green===>Unidentified Network===> X ===> Internet

Changing the duplex settings around did not resolve this.

Next, I followed a Microsoft fix and changed a setting i... Read more

A:No internet connection through a switch

Wait you have 4 IP's but they aren't static. How do you know what you're connecting to when you're at work? Just guess?

Personally if it were me, I'd stick all of the devices behind the router and use something like logmein to connect to my devices from work.

5 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Is there a Connectify alternative that lets me share internet connection from internet dongles?

A:Share internet connection from internet dongles

Quote: Originally Posted by acer3

Is there a Connectify alternative that lets me share internet connection from internet dongles?

You can use the virtual router software for this or you can use the netsh commands to create a hosted wireless network.

This one shows the manual set up using the command prompt.

Or you can install a virtual router.

Virtual Router - Wifi Hot Spot for Windows 7 / 2008 R2 - Home

1 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

OK. I'm trying to switch from wireless to a faster(?) ethernet cable based internet access.
I use a Dell Optiplex 755, 32 bit OS, Windows 7. I'm the utilizing Comcast high speed internet supplier, a LinkSys E4200 wireless router, a LinkSys WUMC710 (wireless-ac universal media connector; with promises faster connections/speeds) with ethernet cable OUT to the ONLY ethernet port/card supplied [Network Connector (RJ-45)] on the rear of the small form factor tower. when I run the PC with USB wireless (Linksys AE2500) it works fine, but, I hope for an improvement with the LinkSys WUMC710 inserted in the chain.
the Network Adapter (found in Device Manager) is the Intel(R) 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection. This DOES NOT work with the ethernet cable connection (error 651, WAN Miniport problem). even when I uninstall this driver, it reinstalls upon Windows 7 restart, which is contrary to some of the suggested fix posts I've found in on-line forums dealing with these types of issues.

I'm thinking it may be a missing driver for the ethernet port/Network Connector (RJ-45), but, I am neither a hardware, nor IT tech. therefor I have no idea what driver I would SPECIFCICALLY require ofr this port(?), nor can I discern the particular ethernet card that came factory installed on this machine. I have consulted the Dell site and, lo & behold, they don't endorse using Windows 7 on the Optiplex 755, so the only driver updates/downloads are listed for endorsed OS's XP & Vista. so n... Read more

A:USB internet connection works, Ethernet internet connection does not

Let's start with some basic information:

Please post two Device Manager screen shots for your Ethernet device

Double Click the device to open the properties page
1) General tab: shows the status
2) Details tab: Hardware Ids
>> scroll down to Hardware Ids on the Property drop down box

Please see for the preferred method of posting files and images on Sevenforums


9 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

My internet connection is part of the Earthlink Municipal internet service, meaning it's wifi. I have previously used a single antenna from Earthlink to connect but thought that my signal may improve if I added a 3 antenna 802.11n card to my computer.

The problem is that previously the antenna from earthlink connected to the wan port on my router and was plug/play but now I'm trying to share my internet through my computer via my built-in ethernet. I have a mac and I've turned on internet sharing but that doesn't seem to work. I'm wondering if I need to manuallu set IP addresses for both the ethernet that's connecting to the router and the router itself. I'm not able to ping the router either. Any advise would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Unable to share internet connection

9 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Hey ^.^

I'm currently on an ADSL plan with a Siemens Speedstream 4200 modem.

I have my main computer connected to the internet at the moment but I'd like to connect an additional computer and my laptop. would I go about getting the internet to 2 PCs and a laptop at the same time?
What device would be best? And what do I look for in buying one?

My original thought was:
modem-->4 port router-->PCs and laptop

But apparently I can go:
modem-->4 port switch-->PCs and laptop?

Thanks ^^

A:How to share the internet connection between multiple computers?

The Speedstream 4200 is a router, so all you need is an inexpensive Ethernet switch. If you told us what country you're in, we could probably point you in the right direction. In the US, you can have a switch for $10-15.

3 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

After creating a hotspot connection using the CMD, I can't allow sharing of internet connection to the created private connection. The dialogue box below appeared saying that there's an error... Help me

More replies
Answer Match 60.06%

We recently switched from Centennial aircard to Verizon aircard (USB760) for our laptop. We have two user accounts on our windows 7 pc. With Centennial we could switch between user accounts without closing sierra wireless manager but when I switch to another user now, a message comes up saying vzaccess manager running in another account and we cannot use the internet until we have shut it down in the account it is running in - which is a pain. I have tried right clicking vzaccess manager in all programs and it does not have a share option. I also went to properties under vzaccess manager and found a setting to share and set it up but it still will not share. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Can't share internet connection between user accounts

Internet connection sharing is typically something that's done between computers/devices, not users. It 'should' be that any available internet connection is always available to any user who logs onto the computer. However, since your network connection is being managed by the vzaccess manager, it's something of a different story entirely.

I would recommend contacting Verizon Technical Support and asking them to step you through the process of configuring your system to connect without using the vzaccess manager. Once they've done that, uninstall that program and all should be well.

2 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Two notebooks.
Both Windows 7 Home Premium.
One wired cable modem (no wireless option).

I am choosing temporary wireless ad hoc network, but the next day, the network is having problems to connect, and I am having to create another network.
It is no problem with me, but the user is not computer savy, and I do not think she can do this.

At first, I created the network, shared the internet connection and even made the two computers in the same homegroup with read/write option, but if the network cannot connect, it will be hard on the user to understand the problem and fix it (Not everybody's mind is computer/math savy, and yes, they do have the right to use computers).

I will try to teach her how to create a ad hoc network, but I was just wondering if there is another easier way than I am doing.

And also, I was wondering if there is any way to create a shortcut for "Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network" ?

A:What is the easiest way to share internet connection and files?

You may find this Microsoft article useful: Set up a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network

Further information here:

And more here:,13301334

4 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Is it possible to do that ? I knew it might be possible but I found some saying that if the ADSL modem is connected using LAN then it will not work.

So here's my setup:
PC A and PC B (Both using W7 64)
> PC A got two LAN port (LAN C and D)
> PC B got one LAN port
Cross Over cable
ADSL Modem - Connected to PC A via LAN C

What I want to do is connect the crossover via my PC A's LAN C to PC B's LAN to share the internet connection. Is it possible ? I had managed to make the PC B joined my PC A in homegroup, which mean file sharing has no problem at all. I just doesn't know how to set the IP, DNS, gateway to make my PC B access my PC A internet. Any help ? Please let me know it is possible.


A:Share internet connection via cross over cable ?

Yes it is possible. And since you are using x64 I'm assuming you have a modern PC with a gigabit network card. With gigabit cards you do NOT need a cross-over card, part of the gigabit spec includes auto-sense ethernet ports so any cable should work fine.

What you'll have to do is on PC A go to your network card adapter -> Properties and there should be a Sharing tab. Enable it and then setup your PC B to use DHCP.

3 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Any help will be much appreciated guys!
I 'm trying to give an internet to that virtual machine JanusVM
which I power by VMplayer.
So far I have no success.
My ISP map my MAC to my IP so when I bridge the ethernet adapter of JanusVM to the host PC I do not have any internet at all.
I tried to NAT the virtual ethernet adapter either, but no difference.
My OS is WinXp Pro.
Any ideas ?

A:Share internet connection between virtual PC and host PC

8 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

My wife and I both have the same laptop. (my profile has the specs)
We have to use our cell phones as hot spots for our internet. We each connect through our own phone.
That part is fine.
What we want to be able to do is share a file or send a note (such as a URL) without having to do it through
email. We used to be able to use a program called ATnotes when we had cable internet. We were able to
connect through our home network. The computers, through the router, to the modem. Because we each connect using our own phone as a hot spot we are not networked.
The two computers are side by side. So a direct connection is fine. Also i don't want to have to disconnect from
the phone to connect to another shared network just to send a quick note (ex: a really long URL) then switch beck to the hotspot.
Is this possible?
My computer to my phone and to her laptop
Her computer to her phone and to my lap top. All at the same time.
If any of this is not clear please let me know.
Thanks for any help.

A:Want to network laptops BUT not share internet connection.

Are you tethering to your respective phones via USB cable or wireless ?? If USB, then you should be able to set up an adhoc wireless network between the two computers. There's also a wired option since they are physically close to one another. I haven't used direct connection in years and, frankly, I don't know if it's even supported or not.

3 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Right simple set up..2 computers in the house, one currently with broadband, hence now!
I want both of them to be connected to broadband and I know that Ill obviously have to upgrade my service with my provider.
This will require a router, but one thing, will I need to network the computers. I dont want to do this at all, Id prefer having 2 completely separate pcs like it is now.
Thanks for any help!

A:To share an internet connection, do I have to network the computers?

You can either upgrade your connection e.g. get a separate connection from your ISP or network your computers. No need to do both.

2 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Just bought a TP-Link WR702N 150Mbps Wireless N Namo Router

The Plan was for me to share my wireless connection with ethernet connection and connected theTP Link Device to LAN which then would then share the internet conection wirelessly

Reason I only pay for one device to be connect to my current network provider

Ive tried Sharing and Bridging the wireless connection but nothing

the TP link WR702N it's self is able to operate in AP, ROUTER, BRIDGE CLIENT and REPEATER modes

A:Share Internet connection with TP-LINK WR702N

What are you using as a Modem? The router you have, is mainly used more as a Repeater or A/P, than as a router.

8 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Hi guys i need some help.

I have a laptop with windows7 installed and PC with windows xp installed.

I am using tp-link with a capability of wired&wireless modem router.

I connected my laptop via wireless and connected the internet, it is working properly.

When i connected to the xp PC via Lan connection. I can able to share the files.
But i am unable to share the internet connection.

What i have done so far
1. Checked the sharing option in wireless lan.
2.Checked the option sharing in broadband connection in laptop windows7.
3.Changed the properties of the local area connection in PC to ip address as (where windows7 laptop ip address is and subnet mask as
And leave other as blank

still it is not connecting to internet.

A:unable to share internet connection between laptop and PC

Sharing, as in networking, relies on the XP and 7 machines being assigned to the same 'workgroup' within each machines settings. Sharing in this sense is LAN side.

You do not need to bridge/share at adapter level at all. Let the TP Link device use it's DHCP server to enable connection sharing. Sharing in this sense refers to the WAN side internet connection being made available to both machines on the routers LAN side.

9 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

It's my first post so go easy on me

I'm trying to setup a network that looks like this:

DSL Modem---Wireless Router+++++++wireless desktop-----Desktop

---- = wired
+++ = wireless
I'm trying to save myself from buying another wireless card so I was wondering if it's possible to connect my two desktops with crossover cable through their ethernet ports, and for both to get internet access through the one desktop and it's wireless adapter.

I have a D-Link 524 Airplus G router and a D-link Airplus G PCI adapter in the one computer. Both computers have onboard ethernet adapters. Both computers are running windows XP home.


A:Bridging a wireless connection to share internet

9 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

I want to share my internet connection to the wireless router just for the wireless feature, sure I could connect the ethernet cable to the router but the router is 10/100 and my internet connection is 1000 so I'd lose a lot of speed. I have 2 network cards in my PC and I've connected the ethernet cable to one of my network cards and another cable to my second network card and to the wireless's router internet socket.
I tried selecting the Local Area Connection that has the internet and tried the "allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection", but then I can't access the modem through

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Any help on how to achieve this ?

A:I want to share the internet connection from PC to a wireless router

Connect the 2nd router to one of the open ports of the first router, this makes it then setup the wifi. That leaves three ports open on the first router that is 1000.

6 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Dear all,
We have a small Office lan consisting of 6~7 Machines. The Machines are connected to a single modem (TP-LInk WDR 4300) Either via CAT 6 cable or WIFI. The Lan is currently being used to Share Files & Softwares across the machines.
Now, I would like to add in an Internet connection in this modem ( Modem has a WAN Port for that).
My doubts are-

1> How to share Internet connection Safely & Securely without leaking my shared files & Softwares on the Internet?
2> How to Restrict Internet to a select few Machines connected to his modem?

3> How to be overall safe and prevent any Attacks/Viruses/Loopholes as the Office machines have sensitive data.

I tried reading a few Links but could'nt understand it-
How to Share an Internet Connection in Windows 7 - For Dummies

There is no mention about how to prevent office files from leaking on the Internet.

More replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Just got a wireless card for my windows xp dell upstairs so it can get internet from wireless router downstairs. Dell says it is connected (signal stregth very good, it does say logged in as associate) but internet is not working on the dell. How can i fix it?

A:How do you get wireless router to share Internet connection?

Correct/Latest Drivers for the wireless card?

2 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%


I want get my xbox connected to my home network but I don't have a wireless bridge. The router is too far to connect the xbox directly to the router. But I do have a computer with a wireless adapter thats near the xbox. Is there way I can share my wireless connection to my xbox or at very least connect my xbox to my pc to access my files?

Thanks in advance for any help with this

A:share internet from a wireless connection to xbox

This configuration will allow you to connect to your remote computer with a crossover cable.

2 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Hi, I'm switching from landline ISP to mobile ISP (dongle). So I'm thinking of sharing 3G dongle (ZTE MF190) internet connection with other PC, device etc, through D-Link modem+router(DSL-2640B) that I use for landline internet connection before. Is this possible?

I notice that I cannot use homegroup via D-Link anymore after connecting to 3G dongle.
I've tried ICS(internet connection sharing) but to no avail.

Thanks for further assistance..

A:Share 3G dongle internet connection with Wi-Fi router

You will probably find it easiest to use one of these: - Cradlepoint Wireless 3G&#47;4G N Router &#40;MBR90&#41;

That way the router remains the access point.

1 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

I have wire ADSL connection. I want share my internet connection with my phone (Android) using WiFi. I think its useless thing change my ADSL router. So are there any devise to distribute my Desktop computer internet connection via WiFi using USB port? Like Bluetooth dongle.


A:How to share computer Internet connection as WiFi?

I'm doing exactly that right now I have a Realtek USB WiFi 'dongle' (it says Dynamode 11N USB Adapter on it, but it uses Realtek stuff). The internet gets to my computer via my old phone, tethered via USB. It then goes through the computer and out the USB wireless adapter to my newer phone and iPod as WiFi.
I'm afraid I don't know the exact model of mine, but it looks just like this. (In Devices and Printers it shows up as RTL8188S WLAN Adapter). I just installed the drivers and bit of software, then in the software clicked on the 'Mode' tab, wher I could switch it from 'Station' to 'Access Point'. I could then choose which internet connection into the PC that it shared, set up a WEP key etc. and then share the connection throughout the house.
hope I helped

(I'm pretty sure the one in the link is the one I have, as it looks identical and they don't list any other similar items)

2 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

I have a pc in one room connected to the internet via adsl. Xp sees this as a dialup. I also have a wireless network connecting both pcs so how do i share the connection? Xp says i have to have 2 high speed connections for it to bridge.. heres a shot of the screen.

A:how do i share an ADSL internet connection over XP.. it wont let me!!

10 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Can anybody help me share my Office LAN Internet connection over WIFI. I have a Ralink USB Wireless adapter for the purpose.

Here's how the LAN setup is... I dont know if there any other information required for the setup.

C:\Users\chirag>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : chirag-Green
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con
troller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-95-EC-B7-93
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8d36:c9ea:25a2:f85d%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 256959817
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-36-21-96-00-C0-95-EC-B7-93

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{26F3CF31-981B-4725-B069-D72E1A6E2EE8}:

Media State . . . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Share Office LAN Internet connection over WIFI

9 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Is it possible to share my internet connection with a 2nd wireless card?

Here's my scenario......I have free wifi at my apartment. But the signal is a little weak. My laptop's internal network card can pick up the signal, but my iPad doesn't see the network because the signal is too weak. I know my iPad can connect to the network, because I can pick up the signal on it in the laundry room.

So if I have a 2nd wireless card, can I share the internet connection to my iPad? I can't find a solution anywhere, everything I find is how to share a wired connection with a wifi card, but not share a wifi connection.
Any ideas?

I'm running XP Pro

A:Use 2nd wireless card to share internet connection

everything I find is how to share a wired connection with a wifi card, but not share a wifi connection.Click to expand...

No real difference. Set up an ad-hoc wireless network between laptop and iPad and then in the laptop bridge the connections or enable ICS on the connection that has internet access. Note that ICS will not work if the apartment network is using 192.168.0.x IP addresses.

3 more replies
Answer Match 59.22%

hi this is the first time im in sevenfoum

i want to share HSDP internet connection win7 to winxp

i tried some solutions but it dsnt work please help me

A:how to share HSDPA internet connection win7 to winxp

HSDPA connection sharing from WM6 phones :: TweakTown USA Edition

1 more replies
Answer Match 59.22%

First, apologies if this is in the wrong bit, couldnt find anything that looked like an area to post this.

OK, so like many im trying to share out my PC at home with my Xbox360 to save paying out the extortion that is the wireless adapter.

Setup is - Standard IBM style PC, built in NIC running Windows Ultimate in 32bit mode. PC has a USB wireless dongle attached which picks up wireless feed from a netgear router situated downstairs. XBox360 is standard, non-chipped etc, settings as per factory.

What I have done - I have connected both using a standard Cat5 ethernet cable, both in straight through and in crossover mode and done the following steps for both.

1. Connected and turned on both PC and XBox360
2. Gone into network sharing centre on the PC
3. PC has found a local network connection and also my wireless connection
4. Wireless connection is set to

Automatic configure IP
Automatic configure DNS

Will not allow me to share, comes up with an error simply stating that

An error occured while tryin to setup connection sharing

5. Local area set to

Automatic configure IP
Automatic configure DNS

I can set ICS on and this then starts altering the IP addressing (here is where it gets messy)

6. At this point my IP address goes from the one assigned by my router to something in the 169 range (meaning dodgy ether connection) and my connection to the internet drops. Reason im told is that there are two pc's with the same IP address in an error message. I do an ipc... Read more

A:Using your PC and Vista to share the Internet connection with an Xbox360 - Problems

im not sure if you have to bridge connections or anything however you do have to the pc set to a minimum of standby of sleep mode for your xbox to be able to connect to the internet.... if the pc is fully should down then the network cards are completely turned off and thus no connectin

hmmm not sure how u would go about briding connections in vista when i think about it
may be this link will help
Bridge Network Connections In Vista ~ IT Professionals

1 more replies
Answer Match 59.22%

Here is the situation. I have setup a wireless network (802.11b) in my wife's office at work. I used a Netgear Wireless Cable/DSL Router with the factory defaults on (NAT = on and DHCP = on). Everything works fine on this network regarding file and printer sharing as well as internet connection sharing through NAT. The other part of my wife's office wants to share the internet connection that already exists but wants their own wireless network such that either local network cannot see the other's network. The office that wants to get hooked up just purchased their own Wireless Cable/DSL Router (vendor is Linksys) and wants to know if I can use that to hook them up to share the internet connection and at the same time provide them with their own LAN with no file or print sharing with the other LAN. How can I hook up the 2nd router to do this and what configuration changes must I make? I assume that I need to turn off DHCP on the 2nd router and possible set the gateway on the second router to the IP address of the 1st router which is by default. Let me know what to do ASAP. Thanks.

More replies
Answer Match 59.22%

I have at home an internet broadband connection PPPoE and two computers a desktop one further called PC and a notebook one further called laptop
I've made an ad-hoc wireless network between them
I've tried to share the internet connection through ICS, in order to have internet on laptop too, but from unknown reasons to me it doesn't work

The OS on PC is Windows XP Prof SP2 and on the laptop Windows Vista Ultimate
I've also set the ip for the wireless connection on the PC to, mask and on the laptop ip mask, default gateway and preferred DNS

In Windows vista it appeared connected to the wireless network, but no internet access. When i selected to diagnose the connection it said that it can't find DNS server or something like that.

I must say that the broadband connection has different ip's eveytime it connects. Must the ip's in the wireless connection be the same with the ip' broadband connection?

A:Share an broadband internet connection over a wireless network

6 more replies
Answer Match 59.22%

I have 2 PC's, both running XP Pro, connected by crossover cable. My main PC is connected to ATT broadband. Is there a way I can connect the other PC to the internet with this configuration? If I open IE from the second PC, while network is live to my main PC, just get a DNS error.... How do I set the second PC up to use my main PC's internet connection?


A:(Solved) Share Internet connection XP- Crossover Cable

6 more replies
Answer Match 59.22%


Setting up a wireless network at my boyfriend's. He has 2 PCs both running XP Home SP2 and has a D-Link DSL-G624T router with a USB dongle in the 2nd PC.

Network itself is set up fine, the two computers can see each other and share files. The only problem is that I can't share the internet connection.

I went into Network Connections on the PC that's plugged into the router and opened up the Local Area Connection properties, looked on the Advanced tab, and the Intenet Connection Sharing bit is missing! How on earth do I share the connection without it?

Sorry for being clueless, but I really need some advice.

Hope I've provided enough info.

Thanks for any help you can give.

A:Solved: Can't share internet connection over Wireless Network

13 more replies