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18 Jul 2010   #1
redlycan

windows 7
 
 
windows 7 internet sharing

Hi There

I have always considerd myself as somewhat of a pc know it all, but how ever no more!
My Situation

I have two windows 7 machines, I use to have xp installed on both but now, I have upgraded both to windows 7. The two Pc's use to share an internet connection via a usb broadband modem( zte mf 622), which was easy to setup on xp. Now windows 7 is a totally different kettle of fish. I can get the home network setup and share files but the LAN connection says no internet connection for the second pc. I have a lan cable connected (crossover).

Can anyone help on sharing the internet connection for both please.
Thanks in advance.


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18 Jul 2010   #2
crossnet

Windows 7
 
 

For ICS on seven, you must set up manually your ethernet card ip address to 192.168.1.1 and dont' forget to check the "Allow other network..." option in Sharing tab of your internet connection properties.
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19 Jul 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redlycan View Post
Hi There

I have always considerd myself as somewhat of a pc know it all, but how ever no more!
My Situation

I have two windows 7 machines, I use to have xp installed on both but now, I have upgraded both to windows 7. The two Pc's use to share an internet connection via a usb broadband modem( zte mf 622), which was easy to setup on xp. Now windows 7 is a totally different kettle of fish. I can get the home network setup and share files but the LAN connection says no internet connection for the second pc. I have a lan cable connected (crossover).

Can anyone help on sharing the internet connection for both please.
Thanks in advance.
First I should mention that if you really are a PC know it all then you should know that using a router is better than using ICS for a variety of reasons.

For ICS it seems to work best to bridge the connections.

Here's a checklist of things for ICS and file sharing for 2 croslinked computers (in my case a Windows 7 and XP one):

- both computers set to the same workgroup
- restarts
- advanced sharing settings - all things turned on (network discovery etc.) except for password protected sharing
- bridged the connection with the internet
- turned on Internet Connection Sharing for the internet connection - this forces an ip to the other connection (192.168.137.1) and gives an option to select which connection should have access to the ICS (the second connection or the bridge - you choose the second / crosslinked cable connection)
- shared some folders on both computers
- worked instantly (the other pc aquired a correct ip and internet)
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