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Windows 7: Server - my own Wireless network

14 Jan 2015   #1
derChronostat

Windows 7 Prof. 64bit SP1
 
 
Internet Connection Sharing via WiFi Router

Edit: I changed the title to a more appropriate one

Hi,
I hope i can properly explain my plan. Unfortunately my network skills are abyssmal. I have a pc with all my files and this pc receives its internet connection throigh a small usb wifi dongle. The accesspoint i connect to belongs to the owner of the house i live in. I would like to use this pc as file server and internet connection for my laptop and other wireless devices. So instead of connecting the laptop to the aformentioned AP i connect to my pc via my own AP and get both internet connectivity and access to my files. Is that possible?
Its a p8z68-v pro gen3 mobo with gigabit ethernet and i have tplink wireless n router which i intended to use as "my AP". Is it possible to bring both the internet which comes from the usb dongle and my files to the tplink router which then broadcasts it to my laptop? Otherwise i would not know how to connect my laptop to both the AP of the house owner and to my fileserver.
Help is really welcome

Chris


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14 Jan 2015   #2
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

If you follow this tutorial while your wifi is connected to the net follow this totorial
Internet Connection Sharing - Enable

But substitute the way the tut says pick your Wifi connection and share that with your lan card.

I do this with my wifi and connect my computers and another wifi router with a 8 port network switch. The only part where you will have to do some digging is finding out how to turn your router into a access point. The only reason I use a network switch ( sometimes called a dumb router ) is because all my lan cards are gigabit and my wifi router is 100 megabits also the other benefit of a network switch is there is no configuration needed just plug everything in and it works. If you get your laptop connected with no problems we can tackle your access point later

Just to clarify connect your laptop to the PC with a lan cable no need to get special cable Gigabit lans should auto sense what type of cable it is
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14 Jan 2015   #3
PeaB4YouGo

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

Understand that the above advice may just get you kicked out of your place. It may cause your ISP to shut down your landlord. Finally, it may be illegal.

Just sayin'...
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15 Jan 2015   #4
derChronostat

Windows 7 Prof. 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
Understand that the above advice may just get you kicked out of your place. It may cause your ISP to shut down your landlord. Finally, it may be illegal.

Just sayin'...

Why could that happen?
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15 Jan 2015   #5
derChronostat

Windows 7 Prof. 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post

But substitute the way the tut says pick your Wifi connection and share that with your lan card.
I followed your advice and I found the setting "Sharing". Unfortunately I have the problem that either the wireless connection OR the connection to the router works, but not both. No clue yet whats going on...
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15 Jan 2015   #6
PeaB4YouGo

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derChronostat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
Understand that the above advice may just get you kicked out of your place. It may cause your ISP to shut down your landlord. Finally, it may be illegal.

Just sayin'...

Why could that happen?
Okay, let's say you're an ISP. Do you want the guy paying for simple home service to share with the entire apartment bldg, (trailer park, duplex, etc...) making it impossible to sell your service to the rest of the premises? No, you would want to sell to everyone in the bldg.

I only mention the first part in case you haven't let your landlord know that you're taking his service.
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15 Jan 2015   #7
derChronostat

Windows 7 Prof. 64bit SP1
 
 

Dont worry. This is an official thing. The owner has to offer this service to all apartments because in this type of apratment there is no other way to distribute an internet connection and OF COURSE the ISP supplies this type of packages.
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16 Jan 2015   #8
derChronostat

Windows 7 Prof. 64bit SP1
 
 

Hi,
i kept on trying, read some tuts and thats the current status:
I connected the wifi router (port LAN1) to the lanport on my pc. And the USB wifi dongle is connected to the internet. As soon as the wifi router is connected to the pc I cannot access the internet anymore although wifi connection is still there. But I can access the router through its standard ip (192.168.1.1).
As soon as I enable ICS on my wifi dongle while the wifi router is still connected I can access the internet, the lan port on my pc automatically obtains a fixed ip as it should but I cannot access my router anymore. No ping no nothing but I still can see it in the window showing the available wireless connections. So I connected to the wifi router and let windows setup the connection with the key and everything. That worked but is useless since the new connection is another wifi connection with an SSID resulting in my usb dongle connecting to the wifi router via wifi. BUT I can access the router which is still not much of a help.
I know its a mess, I am a total noob to networks; maybe someone can make a sense out of this.

Edit: so if I get it right my PC-lan port is not able or willing to communicate with the wifi router lan port. Is windows blocking anything?

Edit 2: just in case it is of importance - the wireless internet connection is a separate network (homenetwork) and the LAN is a separate one (non identified network - public network)
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16 Jan 2015   #9
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Try changing your router ip
Code:
 
router=  192.168.137.2
subnet= 255.255.255.0
gateway= 192.168.137.1
 
dns= 8.8.8.8
         8.8.4.4
If I were you I would stop playing with the router for the moment and just hook your laptop straight to the lan port on the computer and get that working, If you have to change the settings on the laptop change them to static and give the laptop an ip of
Code:
192.168.137.100
subnet= 255.255.255.0
gateway= 192.168.137.1
 
dns= 8.8.8.8
         8.8.4.4
Once you know that it working properly we can figure out what router you have and then go from there
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17 Jan 2015   #10
derChronostat

Windows 7 Prof. 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for your reply.
Ok, just for understanding because there are tuts that state that the ethernet cable (from the pc to the router) has to be hooked up to the wan port and some that say hook it up to the lan port of the router. But the settings you wrote are the ones for the WAN and I also thought that the ethernet port of the pc "acts as if it is an ISP Modem" making it more logic to me to connect to the WAN.
I did the changes to the router ip and when I share my internet I cannot access the router again but I can ping the new WAN-ip. I will try several things. I have to wait for my laptop to try the things out but I thought I need a crossover cable for direct connection of two computers (which i dont have)...
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