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Windows 7: Internet Connection Sharing problems

18 Aug 2011   #1
Geekster

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit, and Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Internet Connection Sharing problems

So I have a desktop running Win 7 Professional 64 bit, and a laptop leased by my fiancee running Win 7 Enterprise. Until yesterday I had internet connection sharing set-up using the laptops wi-fi, and an ethernet cable to the desktop. Well my fiancee took the laptop in to the school to have the users switched, now for no reason the connection between the laptop/destop comes up as unidentified network on the laptop, and no internet access on the desktop. I've tried everything from resetting my tpc/ip stuff to uninstalling the drivers. i need help, attatched is my ipconfig for the desktop and laptop, hopefully this helps resolve the issue. Thanks in advance, a frustrated geek.




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18 Aug 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Geekster,
If you wire connect laptop to your router, access it's setup and set as trusted, it should work by using laptop's MAC address.

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18 Aug 2011   #3
Geekster

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit, and Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

The ethernet cable goes straight from the laptop to the desktop, so the laptop is acting as the router I believe
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18 Aug 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Only the desktop should be a wired connection to the router, unless it has a wireless adapter installed.
The Laptop can connect wire or wirelessly to the router.
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18 Aug 2011   #5
Geekster

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit, and Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I dont have physical access to the wireless router, its an unsecured public network
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18 Aug 2011   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

OK & good luck.
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18 Aug 2011   #7
Geekster

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit, and Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

are you kidding me?? Can we get someone who can actually help me on this thread
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18 Aug 2011   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why not get a cheap wireless adapter for the desktop? Then you aren't dead in the water if the laptop is missing. ICS is junk and should have been removed from Windows long ago. For less than $20, you can get dedicated access to your desktop.
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18 Aug 2011   #9
Geekster

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit, and Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

i understand that, but the connection speeds for the wireless usbs are less then desirable for gaming etc, plus now that i have this problem, I'd like to find a solution because its bugging the crap outta me and Id like to be able to fix it in the future.
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18 Aug 2011   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're connected by wireless already, then shared through another computer. That adds plenty more lag than a direct connection to the router by a USB wireless adapter would have, especially a USB 2.0 device.

If gaming was your top priority, you'd find a way to get a wired connection to the router.
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