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Windows 7: Connecting pc to laptop for internet sharing using ethernet

25 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
Connecting pc to laptop for internet sharing using ethernet

I want to connect my laptop to desktop to share internet. I want to share my laptops usb modem internet connection with my desktop using lan
I had gone in the properties of my usb internet connection and then selected to share it with lan under share tab. but on lan adapter of both the computer it says unidentified network
can somebody please tell me the steps to share my usb modem connection with the lan.
I am having crossover cable to connect pc to pc
both are running windows 7 ultimate 32bit.
Somebody please help..


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25 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Try changing the cable. You shouldn't be using a Cross Over Cable.

You will want a normal CAT5 network cable.

Corss over cables are more known for use with configeration of devices.

You may well need to share the connection of your Local Area Connection on the Laptop. As thats what the computer is connecting to physically. Then see if it will pass through. Im not positive on this though. Maybe someone else can help.
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25 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rprathin View Post
I want to connect my laptop to desktop to share internet. I want to share my laptops usb modem internet connection with my desktop using lan
I had gone in the properties of my usb internet connection and then selected to share it with lan under share tab. but on lan adapter of both the computer it says unidentified network
can somebody please tell me the steps to share my usb modem connection with the lan.
I am having crossover cable to connect pc to pc
both are running windows 7 ultimate 32bit.
Somebody please help..
Sharing wireless USB to Ethernet usually won't work.

You can only share a wired connection with ICS, or you can set up a hosted wireless "Ad Hoc" network and share the wireless connection that way.

http://winsupersite.com/article/faqt...ion-wirelessly

In all circumstances you would be far better served if you used a router instead of ICS or Ad Hoc.
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25 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Sharing wireless USB to Ethernet usually won't work.

You can only share a wired connection with ICS, or you can set up a hosted wireless "Ad Hoc" network and share the wireless connection that way.

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use Wireless Hosted Networking to Share An Internet Connection Wirelessly | FAQ/Tip content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

In all circumstances you would be far better served if you used a router instead of ICS or Ad Hoc.
but as per this video how to share usb internet to local area connection - YouTube he share's USB internet connection with the Ethernet.
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25 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rprathin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Sharing wireless USB to Ethernet usually won't work.

You can only share a wired connection with ICS, or you can set up a hosted wireless "Ad Hoc" network and share the wireless connection that way.

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use Wireless Hosted Networking to Share An Internet Connection Wirelessly | FAQ/Tip content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

In all circumstances you would be far better served if you used a router instead of ICS or Ad Hoc.
but as per this video how to share usb internet to local area connection - YouTube he share's USB internet connection with the Ethernet.
Like I said, and as you found out, it won't always work and it's not meant to work this way and that isn't Windows 7 he is working on.

You would have better luck setting up a hosted wireless network but both machines would need a wireless NIC for that to work.
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25 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rprathin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Sharing wireless USB to Ethernet usually won't work.

You can only share a wired connection with ICS, or you can set up a hosted wireless "Ad Hoc" network and share the wireless connection that way.

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use Wireless Hosted Networking to Share An Internet Connection Wirelessly | FAQ/Tip content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

In all circumstances you would be far better served if you used a router instead of ICS or Ad Hoc.
but as per this video how to share usb internet to local area connection - YouTube he share's USB internet connection with the Ethernet.
Like I said, and as you found out, it won't always work and it's not meant to work this way.
so this means that with a lan port i can share only wifi connection not usb internet connection
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25 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rprathin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rprathin View Post

but as per this video how to share usb internet to local area connection - YouTube he share's USB internet connection with the Ethernet.
Like I said, and as you found out, it won't always work and it's not meant to work this way.
so this means that with a lan port i can share only wifi connection not usb internet connection
With a LAN port you can set up ICS, but you need two LAN ports on one machine., one from the modem and the other going to your other machine.

I assumed the USB connection was wireless.
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25 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rprathin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

Like I said, and as you found out, it won't always work and it's not meant to work this way.
so this means that with a lan port i can share only wifi connection not usb internet connection
With a LAN port you can set up ICS, but you need two LAN ports on one machine., one from the modem and the other going to your other machine.

I assumed the USB connection was wireless.
no the usb connection to internet is with 3g data card i want this 3g data card connection shared on my computer using lan port.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Connection Bridge

Yes we can do this with using Connection Bridge.
Follow the steps described here Tech References: Share Your Internet via ethernet cable
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2 Weeks Ago   #10

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by palanikumar32 View Post
Yes we can do this with using Connection Bridge.
Follow the steps described here Tech References: Share Your Internet via ethernet cable
thanks,
but more than 1 year before only i figured out how to share my internet connection via ICS in WIN 7
btw thanks for your help
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