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Windows 7: Cannot share internet on PC's connected via switch

26 Jul 2009   #1

 
 
Cannot share internet on PC's connected via switch

Hi,
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

Thanks

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26 Jul 2009   #2

 
 

Windows IP Configuration(hope that helps)


Code:
 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. . : 169.254.32.48
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : kievnet.com
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f1d6:d2cf:5ce7:c751%11
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 91.193.173.252
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.224
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 91.193.173.225

Second PC's 
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 169.254.184.144
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.224
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
I know that "169.254...." IP sounds bad, but both pc's got clean Windows 7 install
I am new to Windows 7 networking, came from XP (skipped Vista) and haven't had any problems with network before. This setup worked well on XP, but on Windows 7 nothing works, even lan is pretty dead
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26 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Almakos View Post
Hi,
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

Thanks
You should be using the switch right after the router then plug both computers into the switch. You are placing the switch between the two eithernet cards which isn't the way the are supposed to work.
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26 Jul 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

IM assuming your network adapter driver has been upgraded. right?
Ken
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27 Jul 2009   #5

 
 

Well, thanks to chev65's advice I've got internet on both pc's working, but I cannot join homegroup created by 1st PC from 2nd. I am being proposed to join some other unknown PC's homegroup instead ^^'
My initial setup when I was using XP was like in attachment "setup1" and now I am using "setup2"
I have no idea how but setup1 worked fine in XP. PC's could access each other and access internet
While using "setup2" internet works on both PC's but "homegroup" feature doesn't work so well and PC's cannot see each other

2 zigzag3143
yes, I am using the latest drivers, I think

2 chev65
thank you for this solution, to make both PC's able to access internet was top priority for me


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