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Windows 7: ICS help!

15 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
ICS help!

Hi! So, I'm currently using my landlord's wifi, it's protected with WEP, and he gave me the password and I'm successfully connected the to internet on my laptop.
The problem is, I want to connect to the internet using my desktop which doesn't have a wireless card, so I attempted to use ICS.

So, I'm trying to share the protected wireless connection that my laptop is connected to, with my desktop, using an Ethernet wire.

Both computers are running Windows 7 Ult.

So what I did so far is, I right clicked my wireless internet connection on my laptop, and selected properties. Clicked the sharing tab and ticked "Allow other users to connect..." and set "home networking connection" to LAN. Both computers are set to obtain IP addresses automatically. I connected them using a cross over wire, everything works, except the desktop has no internet access... I can see my laptop and stuff on the network, but there's no internet access. I've restarted both computers several times, and re-did the whole process, and no luck. Is there anything I did wrong? Anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks in advance!

My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Set your desktop's IPv4 IP address to this:



DNS servers:

you can pull those off of your laptop that is reciving the signal bye going to RUN command
type cmd
then in the command prompt
type: ipconfig /all

and the NIC card recieving the internet will show the DNS servers

or you can try thsese

Google's Public DNS
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2010   #3

Windows 7

Thanks for the reply.
I tried it, and it didn't work.
I kept fiddling with the settings, and still no success, lol.

BTW, when I used the ipconfig /all command on my laptop there was only 1 DNS server, and my default gateway, and DHCP server were all listed as
Oh, and the preferred IP address
Not sure if any of this information is important. =X
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I could use teamview to look at your computer. This would make it less painfully and faster and get u up and running. Just a suggestion. If ur interested download teamview at TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet and let me know it's setup
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2010   #5

Windows 7

Sure that would be great! Thanks for offering. xD
When would you be able to do it? I'm installing the program right now.
My time zone is PST.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I can do it right now...

if you like...

all i would need for you to do is send a private message

Your ID and password

use the private message, don't send through forum
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2010   #7

Windows 7

Sorry, I had to run some errands and wasn't home.
Anyways, I feel like such a noob, how the heck do I send you a PM off this site? xD
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

actually just send me a msn messege through:

i'll get it there
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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