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Windows 7: ICS with XP requiers manual DNS? + unidentified network

29 Oct 2009   #1

Win 7 Ultimate, 32bit
ICS with XP requiers manual DNS? + unidentified network

2 questions, kinda related.
My PC, Windows 7 ultimate 32bit, is sharing internet on ICS with another XP sp3
Both computers are connected by normal wired LAN.
Internet is via broadband dialup through another NIC that connected to a modem.
ICS configuration seems to be corrent, but the XP computer cannot get access to the Windows 7 DNS servers on the dialup connections, and so websites addresses are not getting resolved.
I didn't have this problem while ICS'ing from my PC while I was still using XP.
To solve it, I just manually added the ISP's DNS servers to the XP PC LAN NIC settings.
Any idea why I had to manually added? or someway to avoid it?

The other issue:
While ICS is working the LAN adapter receives the address, but no default gateway, hence network location is forced by Windows to be catagorzied as "unidentfied" and public.
If I add some gateway it just removes it.
What can I do to make this network type something else than identified.


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06 Nov 2009   #2

Win 7 Ultimate, 32bit

Bump ;/
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