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Windows 7: Internet Connection Sharing help between Vista and Windows 7

07 May 2013   #1

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Internet Connection Sharing help between Vista and Windows 7

I have a windows vista system that is a laptop and has a wifi connection and an Ethernet port. I am trying use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) from my windows vista laptop to get internet onto my windows 7 desktop. I plugged my crossover cable to both of the systems, and I turn on sharing on my vista wireless card but nothing happens.

ipconfig windows vista:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::80af:de5e:1a70:a14%13
IPv4 Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:

ipconfig windows 7:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::e03c:50a4:ab8b:9fc0%23
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address: 169.254.159.192
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway: fe80::80af:de5e:1a70:a14%23

I noticed that on the windows 7 pc, the IPv4 address is 169.254.x.x instead of the usual 192.168.x.x and the Subnet Mask is 255.255.0.0. Does this make a big difference? And how would I fix this problem? Thanks in advance.

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07 May 2013   #2

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Ipconfig on vista should give 2 ip addresses!! 1 for LAN and one for wireless. Post both. Also both subnet masks
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07 May 2013   #3

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Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-Local IPv6 Address: fe80::49b3:a682:6aac:c67d%8
IPv4 Address: 192.168.1.108
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
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08 May 2013   #4

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on Windows 7 machine: ipconfig/all
is dhcp enabled on lan adapter?
is network card fine on Windows 7 machine (connect it temporary to router and test). Can it browse websites then? has it ip addres 192.168.1.x then?
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08 May 2013   #5

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ninja0 View Post
I have a windows vista system that is a laptop and has a wifi connection and an Ethernet port. I am trying use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) from my windows vista laptop to get internet onto my windows 7 desktop. I plugged my crossover cable to both of the systems, and I turn on sharing on my vista wireless card but nothing happens.

ipconfig windows vista:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::80af:de5e:1a70:a14%13
IPv4 Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:

ipconfig windows 7:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::e03c:50a4:ab8b:9fc0%23
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address: 169.254.159.192
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway: fe80::80af:de5e:1a70:a14%23

I noticed that on the windows 7 pc, the IPv4 address is 169.254.x.x instead of the usual 192.168.x.x and the Subnet Mask is 255.255.0.0. Does this make a big difference? And how would I fix this problem? Thanks in advance.
Just to make it clear, ICS is for sharing a wired connection, wired to wired only, and it requires a secondary Ethernet adaptor to work at all, a wireless connection does not figure into the equation.

AdHoc is for sharing wireless to wireless, there is no such thing as sharing wireless to Ethernet. And I won't argue this point as I already know this as fact.

It's not a supported configuration at all. The few that have managed to get it to work can't seem to reproduce their miracle of modern networking with any type of reliability.

Yes this same question has come up a million times before, there are no working tutorials for this and unfortunately nobody has a working solution to make this work, even if they did, it would not work reliably as it's simply not meant to be.

The best advice I can give here is to purchase a good router, the D-Link DIR-655 is one of the best routers ever made and you can get them for 70 bucks.
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08 May 2013   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ninja0 View Post
I have a windows vista system that is a laptop and has a wifi connection and an Ethernet port. I am trying use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) from my windows vista laptop to get internet onto my windows 7 desktop. I plugged my crossover cable to both of the systems, and I turn on sharing on my vista wireless card but nothing happens.

ipconfig windows vista:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::80af:de5e:1a70:a14%13
IPv4 Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:

ipconfig windows 7:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::e03c:50a4:ab8b:9fc0%23
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address: 169.254.159.192
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway: fe80::80af:de5e:1a70:a14%23

I noticed that on the windows 7 pc, the IPv4 address is 169.254.x.x instead of the usual 192.168.x.x and the Subnet Mask is 255.255.0.0. Does this make a big difference? And how would I fix this problem? Thanks in advance.
Just to make it clear, ICS is in fact sharing a wired connection only, wired to wired and it requires a secondary Ethernet adaptor to work at all, a wireless connection does not figure into the equation.

AdHoc is for sharing wireless to wireless only, there is no such thing as sharing wireless to ICS. And I won't argue this point as I already know this as fact.

It's not a supported configuration at all. The few that have managed to get it to work can't seem to reproduce their miracle of modern networking with any type of reliability.

Yes this same question has come up a million times before, there are no working tutorials for this and unfortunately nobody has a working solution to make this work, even if they did, it would not work reliably as it's simply not meant to be.
I didn't kown that. Thanx for sharing that info. Strange Windows 7 lets share you the wireless connection using GUI and gives LAN ip address 192.168.0.1!!
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08 May 2013   #7

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ninja0 View Post
I have a windows vista system that is a laptop and has a wifi connection and an Ethernet port. I am trying use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) from my windows vista laptop to get internet onto my windows 7 desktop. I plugged my crossover cable to both of the systems, and I turn on sharing on my vista wireless card but nothing happens.

ipconfig windows vista:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::80af:de5e:1a70:a14%13
IPv4 Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:

ipconfig windows 7:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::e03c:50a4:ab8b:9fc0%23
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address: 169.254.159.192
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway: fe80::80af:de5e:1a70:a14%23

I noticed that on the windows 7 pc, the IPv4 address is 169.254.x.x instead of the usual 192.168.x.x and the Subnet Mask is 255.255.0.0. Does this make a big difference? And how would I fix this problem? Thanks in advance.
Just to make it clear, ICS is in fact sharing a wired connection only, wired to wired and it requires a secondary Ethernet adaptor to work at all, a wireless connection does not figure into the equation.

AdHoc is for sharing wireless to wireless only, there is no such thing as sharing wireless to ICS. And I won't argue this point as I already know this as fact.

It's not a supported configuration at all. The few that have managed to get it to work can't seem to reproduce their miracle of modern networking with any type of reliability.

Yes this same question has come up a million times before, there are no working tutorials for this and unfortunately nobody has a working solution to make this work, even if they did, it would not work reliably as it's simply not meant to be.
I didn't kown that. Thanx for sharing that info. Strange Windows 7 lets share you the wireless connection using GUI and gives LAN ip address 192.168.0.1!!
Well I would hate to see you wasting time on this like I already have in the past.

With these new fangled 3G networks people are always trying to share that using ICS and it just won't work.

They can however use connectify and share the 3G wireless connection with the other machine by setting up a hosted wireless connection. Connectify - Turn your PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot and Get Faster Internet
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08 May 2013   #8

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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

Just to make it clear, ICS is in fact sharing a wired connection only, wired to wired and it requires a secondary Ethernet adaptor to work at all, a wireless connection does not figure into the equation.

AdHoc is for sharing wireless to wireless only, there is no such thing as sharing wireless to ICS. And I won't argue this point as I already know this as fact.

It's not a supported configuration at all. The few that have managed to get it to work can't seem to reproduce their miracle of modern networking with any type of reliability.

Yes this same question has come up a million times before, there are no working tutorials for this and unfortunately nobody has a working solution to make this work, even if they did, it would not work reliably as it's simply not meant to be.
I didn't kown that. Thanx for sharing that info. Strange Windows 7 lets share you the wireless connection using GUI and gives LAN ip address 192.168.0.1!!
Well I would hate to see you wasting time on this like I already have in the past.

With these new fangled 3G networks people are always trying to share that using ICS and it just won't work.

They can however use connectify and share the 3G wireless connection with the other machine by setting up a hosted wireless connection. Connectify - Turn your PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot and Get Faster Internet
connectify makes the pc an access point. Wireless clients connect to the wireless pc.

He wants to connect wired from PCA to PCB. And connect to internet wireless form PCB.
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08 May 2013   #9

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I just did this as a test. I'm able to share WIFI over same WIFI adapter. But not what OP requested:
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First, you'll want to enable the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) feature of Windows 7 so the Internet access is shared with users on the Wireless Hosted Network.
Open the Network Connections window, right-click the network adapter that's connected to the Internet and select Properties. Then select the Sharing tab, check the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection, choose the network connection name of the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter from the drop-down box, and click OK.
Now open the Command Prompt: click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.
Set the network details:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=YourVirtualNetworkName key=YourNetworkPassword
Start the Wireless Hosted Network:
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
To stop the Wireless Hosted Network:
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
To see the Wireless Hosted Network details, including the MAC addresses of connected users:
netsh wlan show hostednetwork

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Create a Wireless Hosted Network in Windows 7 with Connectify

If you don't want to use commands with the Command Prompt, a more user-friendly way to create a Wireless Hosted Network in Windows 7 is with a third-party tool like Connectify. Start by downloading it from Download.com. Once you open it, you can use the wizard to configure the network name, password, and Internet sharing. Then after you hit the Start button, other computers and devices can connect. You'll see a list of currently and past connected clients on the Connectify window.
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08 May 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ninja0 View Post
I have a windows vista system that is a laptop and has a wifi connection and an Ethernet port. I am trying use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) from my windows vista laptop to get internet onto my windows 7 desktop. I plugged my crossover cable to both of the systems, and I turn on sharing on my vista wireless card but nothing happens.

ipconfig windows vista:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::80af:de5e:1a70:a14%13
IPv4 Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:

ipconfig windows 7:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::e03c:50a4:ab8b:9fc0%23
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address: 169.254.159.192
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway: fe80::80af:de5e:1a70:a14%23

I noticed that on the windows 7 pc, the IPv4 address is 169.254.x.x instead of the usual 192.168.x.x and the Subnet Mask is 255.255.0.0. Does this make a big difference? And how would I fix this problem? Thanks in advance.
On vista pc:
  • Undo ICS
  • Bridge the wireless and wired adapters. Select both in Network Center, rightclick and do bridge
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