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Windows 7: Sharing cable internet service


18 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7 Pro
 
 
Sharing cable internet service

My brother and I now live in the same condo building and both of us are light users of our Comcast cable internet service. I used 6 GB of an allowed 250 GB last month.

I would like to share my brothers service and cancel my service w/comcast. He has a Linksys G router and I have Buffalo G router. I have programmed a Hawking wireless range extender to his service to boost the signal around my condo but I can pick up his signal directly to my PC via a USB wifi adapter(3 bars signal).

I get the "No internet access" message when connecting to his wireless service. No problem if I hook to my wireless signal, I get internet access...
To confuse the issue, when I first hooked to my brother's router it worked good but only for about 1 day and then the No Internet message.

I have run the troubleshooting progy in win 7 to no avail.


Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.



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18 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

Hello 1stLink,
Welcome to SevenForums!!!

This may be a matter of how his router is set-up. Does he use MAC addresses to allow computers to connect? Also, what is security settings?

Let us know,
Ben
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18 Mar 2010   #3

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neverhavemoney View Post
Hello 1stLink,
Welcome to SevenForums!!!

This may be a matter of how his router is set-up. Does he use MAC addresses to allow computers to connect? Also, what is security settings?

Let us know,
Ben
Thanks for the quick response.
I have the password and have logged on OK. I'm not sure about the MAC address question. How do I check that?
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19 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

Log into the router. If you need help with that, i will find a link later. I have to go to school now. Sorry

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1stLink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neverhavemoney View Post
Hello 1stLink,
Welcome to SevenForums!!!

This may be a matter of how his router is set-up. Does he use MAC addresses to allow computers to connect? Also, what is security settings?

Let us know,
Ben
Thanks for the quick response.
I have the password and have logged on OK. I'm not sure about the MAC address question. How do I check that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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