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Windows 7: My humble -ICS- (XP HOST - 7 CLIENT)

17 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - XP Pro. Sp3
My humble -ICS- (XP HOST - 7 CLIENT)

Well it toke me about a week to find out this solution after googling and reading alot of hours....!!!!

Using desktop with XP Host
Laptop 7 Client
LAN on the desktop (2 cards 1 from router -1 to laptop 7)

On XP After enabling ICS u don't need to configure any thing but ther is a little notice wich was the key to end this suffer

Acorrding to microsoft i found that when u enable ICS in XP
It gives ur seconed adapter a unique IP never changes :
and the Subnet Mask is always :

Well if u enabled ur ICS on XP don't do any thing else
no need to install any protocols or any thing u only go to ur host wich is Seven here
and configure the adapters IP ,Gateway ,DNS like this
My humble -ICS- (XP HOST -  7 CLIENT)-ip.jpg

U dont have to copy this offcourse but that was my case for example
but u have to make an IP in the same range provided from ur XP adapter wich connects to Seven

Know why because i think Auto configuring IP's between Seven and XP is not recomnded here as it makes Conflict in IP's and Seven Never fix it
In few words:
Its IP conflict Issue

To have a little background about IP and networks is a good idea

i hope it helps any body in the same situation and i hope to hear from any body who used XP as a HOST.

I know its not a wonder but for me it solved alot of things....

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #2

xp 32

It did worked for me too.

XP Desktop was the HOST with: as the IP as mask
both for the router adapter

WIN 7 was the CLIENT with: as IP as mask as gateway as DNS
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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