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Windows 7: Home network ICS with router


04 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Home network ICS with router

Hey!

I'm having a bit of trouble setting up my home network, which looks something like in the image below.

I've got Computer 1 connected to the internet via NIC 1 and connected to the router via NIC 2.

What i want to do is
A) is share the internet connection with the rest of the network via the router.
B) be able to access computer 1 shares from the rest of the network

Any suggestions?

/F

EDIT: The router is a D-Link DIR-100



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04 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You would be better served to have the router connected directly to the modem then have everything plugged into the router. I can't think of a good reason to use ICS when you already have a router. The router will also use a common default gateway which will allow for file sharing.

Internet>modem>router> switch, >all pc's connected to either the router or a switch.
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04 May 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Hey and thank you for your fast reply!

I have a pretty high speed fiber connection and the router cant handle that. When downloading torrents or files from servers with high bandwith, the whole network fails. I suppose i could get a better router, but I can't afford it, since I'm a poor student :p The same goes for a switch... I suppose I could get one next month, but, as it is now, this router is what I have to work with.

EDIT: That's why I want computer 1 to be connected directly to the internet, so I can do all the downloading on that one and then share it to the rest of the network if needed. I still need internet access on the other units for browsing, and using online services on the x-box.

I think you get the picture ^^

/F
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04 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fredrol View Post
Hey and thank you for your fast reply!

I have a pretty high speed fiber connection and the router cant handle that. When downloading torrents or files from servers with high bandwith, the whole network fails. I suppose i could get a better router, but I can't afford it, since I'm a poor student The same goes for a switch... I suppose I could get one next month, but, as it is now, this router is what I have to work with.

EDIT: That's why I want computer 1 to be connected directly to the internet, so I can do all the downloading on that one and then share it to the rest of the network if needed. I still need internet access on the other units for browsing, and using online services on the x-box.

I think you get the picture ^^

/F
Thats not really how it works, you need to have everything plugged in down stream of the router. The bandwidth will be the same either way and there is only so many torrents you can load up at once without it hogging all the bandwidth. I think I can load up like 5 or 6 before it bogs down my network.
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04 May 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Thats not really how it works, you need to have everything plugged in down stream of the router. The bandwidth will be the same either way and there is only so many torrents you can load up at once without it hogging all the bandwidth. I think I can load up like 5 or 6 before it bogs down my network.
Well, I'm 100% positive that the router starts struggling at around 25 Mb/s and at 100Mb/s it can't keep up at all... I've tried it before and it really doesn't work.

The network works fine as it is now; my main computer (computer 1) has direct access to the internet and can access all the other units via the router. Now i just want to share that internet access to all the other units.

To clarify: Computer 1 has two ip addresses on two different nics. One public, which is given by my isps dhcp and it is, of course, via this nic i get internet access. And then i have an internal ip on the second nic (192.168.0.101) given by the router, and it is via this nic i access the rest of the network.

Isn't there any way to, like, share the internet access to the router if i connect computer 1 to the WAN port, or something like that?

/F
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04 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fredrol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Thats not really how it works, you need to have everything plugged in down stream of the router. The bandwidth will be the same either way and there is only so many torrents you can load up at once without it hogging all the bandwidth. I think I can load up like 5 or 6 before it bogs down my network.
Well, I'm 100% positive that the router starts struggling at around 25 Mb/s and at 100Mb/s it can't keep up at all... I've tried it before and it really doesn't work.

The network works fine as it is now; my main computer (computer 1) has direct access to the internet and can access all the other units via the router. Now i just want to share that internet access to all the other units.

To clarify: Computer 1 has two ip addresses on two different nics. One public, which is given by my isps dhcp and it is, of course, via this nic i get internet access. And then i have an internal ip on the second nic (192.168.0.101) given by the router, and it is via this nic i access the rest of the network.

Isn't there any way to, like, share the internet access to the router if i connect computer 1 to the WAN port, or something like that?

/F
I didn't realize you were attempting a dual NIC set up. Not much info on that for Windows 7 as yet. It can be done I believe but it's not a supported configuration. You will need to google for a dual NIC set up for Windows 7.
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04 May 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, I've googled it can't find that much information. In those threads I've found the answer always seems to be "put all computers behind the router" which isn't really what I want.

BTW, this thread is the first hit on google when searching for "dual nic windows 7 router ics" :D
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04 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes I looked all over but there wasn't really a Windows 7 type set up procedure for this, I know it can be done but the procedure seems to be different depending on the Op system and the router being used.
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04 May 2010   #9

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Shouldn't bridging NIC1 and NIC2 in computer1 do the trick?
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04 May 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

I'm not really sure what bridging does, but it doesn't seem to help.

But I solved the problem... It might be a bit, eh, ghetto, but it works.

I used ICS to share the connection from nic 1, which have internet access to to nic 2 and then connected nic 2 to the wan port of the router. Now all units have internet connection, but they aren't networked properly. I.e. computer 2 and the x-box had no access to computer 1.

Well, I had another nic lying around in one of those boxes with spare computer parts that you save because you might need them one day... So I installed it in computer 1 (so now i got three nics in it) and the connected it to one of the routers lan ports... And now everything works as I want it :D

Not the most stylish solution i suppose, but still :p

Thank you for your support and effort!
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