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Windows 7: ICS Won't Start/Can't Share Internet


31 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
ICS Won't Start/Can't Share Internet

Hi,

I've got some problems with sharing internet between two 7 systems. I'll let you know how things worked before the new installs.

I use crossed ethernet cable with an ethernet network card. Before I had XP running as the host with a bridged connection and then a Vista system using the internet from the XP system. All that was needed then is to make sure the internet connection is shared on the XP host system and the internet would be shared without any problems.

I now have both systems running 7 and have tried to bridge the connections the same way I did before to share the internet but it won't work as ICS won't start and I can't find any box to tick to share the internet on the host in any of the network adapter properties or configirations. I can share folders but no internet.

I've tried troubleshooting, shutting down both PC's and unplugging the modem for 10 minutes and rebooting to no avail.

I've also tried to start ICS in task manager and in services but it won't run, it says when trying to start it in services:
Quote:
The ICS on local computer started and stopped. Some services stop automaticly if they are not in use by another service or program.
I have all network discovery and sharing all turned on both computers.



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31 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

So you havn't found this setting yet on the host computer?
I can't imagine why this setting would be missing.


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31 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope, that setting is not anywhere.
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31 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

That window should be there on the host machine. If you don't see it then the host machine probably doesn't have a connection.
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31 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It has a connection, am connected to the internet right now on the host machine and the other computer is connected to this as am sharing files, it just won't share the net. No option to share it and ICS won't start.
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31 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Attached a picture. It worked fine this way on XP and it would work fine if I could enable ICS or there was a sharing option in the network. Any Idea's? It does say ivpv6 and 4 not connected, dunno why.


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31 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Have you tried to shut down the bridge to see if that is working against ICS? I havn't used ICS in a long time but I didn't need to use a bridge or a crossover cable when I did. I just used a pci NIC card. It worked good that way but you had to have the host machine on to use the secondary connection.

It will probably not work the same as it did in XP.
The network window on the host machine should show IPv4 as connected. That is probably why you don't see the option to enable ICS.
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31 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've tried to remove the bridge ye and it's just the same

How can we get IPv4 connected? shall I try IP settings on the secondary machine?

Thanks
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31 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Here is a page that shows how to release your ipconfig and obtain a new one. Just basic command prompt internet connection commands that you can use to renew your connection.

It could also be a driver problem on one of those machines. Make sure all the NIC drivers are up do date.

ipconfig - Windows Command Line Utility
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31 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried entering the ipv4 details manually but to no avail.

I will try the ipconfig now.

The Ethernet network card is old though, but I've got the latest driver's but they are quite old and it's a discontinued product so if we can't fix it with your help I have a new network card on the way which i hope will solve it otherwise.
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