Quote: Originally Posted by redlycan
I have always considerd myself as somewhat of a pc know it all, but how ever no more!
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
- 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)