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Windows 7: Internet Share

29 Aug 2010   #1

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
Internet Share

Two computers both Win 7 Ult X64.
Dual Marvell Lans on both.
Connected with cat5 ethernet cable.

Named net "Home". I can connect from HomeII to HomeI and share some files that I evidently have set shares on. The printer show up on both. HomeI has the cable modem connection. Can not connect to Internet from HomeII. Win's trouble shooting tells me "does not have a valid IP address". Many many click later I am still in the same position. I have automatic discovery turned on. Could be the firewall. Tried turning the firewalls off, Didn't work. HomeII has no AV yet so it's not that. Although HomeI has MSE on. I have read and followed the tutorials (something tells me I am missing something in the tutorials. I can't be far from networking because I can see the machines in the network access panel.

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29 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Here's a checklist of things for ICS and file sharing for 2 croslinked computers (in my case a Windows 7 and XP one):

- 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 will give you an option to select which connection will 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)
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31 Aug 2010   #3

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
Bogged Down

I have had the two computer linked and communication several times now. Then I lose it all somehow and my lan ports show up with no cable connected. I don't even know how but I finnaly get them working again. I have an unidentified net on HomeI and HomeII shows three nets. I can transfer files between them at present. So I haven't touched them out of fear of going backwards. I'll post some snips it may make it clearer. I have the pucker string pulled as tight as a banjo.

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What is the next step to clean this up?
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31 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Ok for the unidentidifed network problem there is usually a rogue default gateway involved. The link below shows you how to set your gateway manually which should help.

Windows 7 Unidentified Network, Limited Access, No Internet Connection Problem Resolved
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31 Aug 2010   #5

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1

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Chevy, I don't have a router. The symptoms in the link you gave are more than similar to mine. I attached a return from IPconfig from HomeI. I'll go look at HomeII. the newtwork Icon has disappeared right now cause it cant find the IP config. I get that message everyonce and a while. I know it's an address I just don't know what the address is or where it's at. Maybe this is the answer. I'll peck around with it for a while.
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31 Aug 2010   #6

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1

This one returns a Dns address of some type I believe.

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31 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

thnx for the info I'll try to work on this one
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31 Aug 2010   #8

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
Easy Way Out

Throw money at it. Do I need a router and a switch, just a router, or just a switch? It would have to be for ethernet (cat 5). the software should be compat with Windows 7 X64. I would need hookup docs for dummies. I don't have a clue about what I am doing.
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