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Windows 7: Desperate to connect online...


04 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Desperate to connect online...

Hey guys!

This is my very first post

I have Windows 7 64bit ultimate, my friend has 32 bit vista ultimate.

He is able to recieve wireless internet with his laptop... I don't have a wireless reciever, so I connected an ethernet cable from this computer to mine, thinking it would allow us to share his wireless internet.

I can connect to his COMPUTER but not to the internet... we've tried enable all the file-sharing options in windows, but nothing seems to work.

any suggestions?

Thanks!


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04 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nick2124 View Post
Hey guys!

This is my very first post

I have Windows 7 64bit ultimate, my friend has 32 bit vista ultimate.

He is able to recieve wireless internet with his laptop... I don't have a wireless reciever, so I connected an ethernet cable from this computer to mine, thinking it would allow us to share his wireless internet.

I can connect to his COMPUTER but not to the internet... we've tried enable all the file-sharing options in windows, but nothing seems to work.

any suggestions?

Thanks!
Nick is yours a laptop or desktop? If desktop you could buy a cheap wifi card. if laptop and it has a pcmiaa slot thats another option. Finally if you want to stay cabled you nead to brigde the connections in yours friends laptop, and might need a crossover cable.

Let us know if we can help in what ever way you wan to go .

Ken J+
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04 Dec 2009   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nick2124 View Post
Hey guys!

This is my very first post

I have Windows 7 64bit ultimate, my friend has 32 bit vista ultimate.

He is able to recieve wireless internet with his laptop... I don't have a wireless reciever, so I connected an ethernet cable from this computer to mine, thinking it would allow us to share his wireless internet.

I can connect to his COMPUTER but not to the internet... we've tried enable all the file-sharing options in windows, but nothing seems to work.

any suggestions?

Thanks!
Hello Nick and welcome to Windows 7 Support Forum.
As my esteemed colleague has suggested, without your system specs its a challenge to help trouble shoot your issue.
How ever we understand the basic premise and that is you want to make an internet connection and your machine is the "Slave" so to speak.
The easy fix is to get a wireless nic card, the way you are doing it is workable but you have the wrong hardware! Ie: Ethernet cable. In order to use your friends machine as a bridge you will need crossover cable and a switch. Crossover cabling is similar but different:
The 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX Ethernet standards use one wire pair for transmission in each direction. The Tx+ line from each device connects to the tip conductor, and the Tx- line is connected to the ring. This requires that the transmit pair of each device be connected to the receive pair of the device on the other end. When a terminal device is connected to a switch or hub, this crossover is done internally in the switch or hub. A standard straight through cable is used for this purpose where each pin of the connector on one end is connected to the corresponding pin on the other connector.
One terminal device may be connected directly to another without the use of a switch or hub, but in that case the crossover must be done externally in the cable. Since 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX use pairs 2 and 3, these two pairs must be swapped in the cable. This is a crossover cable. A crossover cable must also be used to connect two internally crossed devices (e.g., two hubs) as the internal crossovers cancel each other out. This can also be accomplished by using a straight through cable in series with a modular crossover adapter.
Because the only difference between the T568A and T568B pin/pair assignments are that pairs 2 and 3 are swapped, a crossover cable may be envisioned as a cable with one connector following T568A and the other T568B. Such a cable will work for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX. 1000BASE-T4 (Gigabit crossover), which uses all four pairs, requires the other two pairs (1 and 4) to be swapped and also requires the solid/striped within each of those two pairs to be swapped.


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04 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

If you can see the other computer you next need to run Internet connection sharing on the Vista computer

When this is set up you will have, on the vista machine, an ip address for the connection to the internet and one for the ethernet connection.

On the Windows 7 machine you need to set-up the ip address to be one on the same subnet as the Vista Ethernet connection and your default gateway to the ip address of the vista ethernet

EG if the vista Ethernet is 192.168.138.1 a suitable ip for the Windows 7 machine would be 192.168.138.2 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and a default gateway as 192.168.138.1 DNS server should be set to 192.168.138.1 also
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