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Windows 7: Cannot activate ICS, Error?

18 Dec 2013   #1
Jamal

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Cannot activate ICS, Error?

Hey guys,

I m using windows 7 home premium 64 bit, yesterday i was trying to create a wireless port from my pc to
my phone so i could share the internet, but i started facing a problem, the problem is that whenever i try to on or activate the ICS by selecting "wireless network connection" in the drop down box of the properties of the connection i created for my phone from pc, it gives an error saying "An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled, the dependency service or group failed to start" Help


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18 Dec 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jamal View Post
Hey guys,

I m using windows 7 home premium 64 bit, yesterday i was trying to create a wireless port from my pc to
my phone so i could share the internet, but i started facing a problem, the problem is that whenever i try to on or activate the ICS by selecting "wireless network connection" in the drop down box of the properties of the connection i created for my phone from pc, it gives an error saying "An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled, the dependency service or group failed to start" Help
Go to search/run box, type services.msc, hit enter to open Windows services. Scroll down to where it says Internet Connection Sharing, set to enabled, it's sometimes disabled by default. You could have other problems causing this.
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23 Dec 2013   #3
Jamal

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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23 Dec 2013   #4
Jamal

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamal View Post
hey guys,

i m using windows 7 home premium 64 bit, yesterday i was trying to create a wireless port from my pc to
my phone so i could share the internet, but i started facing a problem, the problem is that whenever i try to on or activate the ics by selecting "wireless network connection" in the drop down box of the properties of the connection i created for my phone from pc, it gives an error saying "an error occurred while internet connection sharing was being enabled, the dependency service or group failed to start" Help
go to search/run box, type services.msc, hit enter to open windows services. Scroll down to where it says internet connection sharing, set to enabled, it's sometimes disabled by default. You could have other problems causing this.


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23 Dec 2013   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

But why would anyone use ICS if they already have a wireless router?

The ICS service has many other dependencies "other services" that must also be enabled in order for it to work. The link below shows what is required. You also need to use a WHQL Microsoft certified driver with the virtual WiFi driver installed in order to have ICS working.
Windows 7 Internet Connection Sharing issue "(null)" - Microsoft Community

I won't spend much time here getting ICS to work, it's unreliable at best and hardly worth using, I say this because all I see is countless complaints about using it. By all rights, you should be using a router for wireless connections.
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23 Dec 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Which of these services aren't started? Which of them can't be started manually? Post error message


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