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Windows 7: Sharing Internet in HomeGroup

23 Jun 2015   #1
Zydd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Sharing Internet in HomeGroup

Hello

I'm having a problem sharing WiFi internet I'm getting on my laptop with my desktop PC. I've used a simple TPLink router to connect these 2 computers and created a homegroup which works OK except I can't share internet there. The troubleshooting returns "The DNS server not responding". I tried to change the TCP/IP from auto to the router address, the connection goes to "unidentified" right away. Is there a clear step by step instruction what I should do?

Thank you


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23 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try auto IP settings but use 8.8.8.8 (the only DNS address I can remember ) as DNS server. If it works you can change DNS to whatever you want to use later.

Also try to ping an Internet IP from the problem PC.
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23 Jun 2015   #3
Zydd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Still not working. Troubleshooter says 'unable to connect to primary DNS'. Also I noticed that for some reason my wi-fi connection is missing the sharing tab (where I'm supposed to enable other users to connect to internet). This tab exists on my LAN connection. Any ideas?
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23 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try this software (it is free and easy to set-up) mHotspot | Turn your Laptop into WiFi Hotspot

Install on the PC that you want to share Internet.

Quote:
How to use mHotspot:

1. Enter any name of your choice as hotspot name.
2. Choose a password of minumum 8 chars.
3. Select your active internet connection from the drop-down list of connections.
4. Set the maximum number of clients that can be connected to the hotspot.
5. Click start hotspot to start your own personal wifi hotspot.
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24 Jun 2015   #5
Zydd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you, I've installed this software, might be useful in the future.

The issue however has been finally resolved simply by bridging 2 network connections with some tweaks with IP and DNS.
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