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Windows 7: Connect Win 7 to Win XP

16 Nov 2010   #1
charris120

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Connect Win 7 to Win XP

Hello,

I am trying to connect my Windows 7 laptop to my Windows XP desktop. I am doing this so that I may receive internet on my XP. However I am not able to.

I am using wireless internet on my Windows 7 laptop and it connects fine. I am using a crossover cable to connect to the XP..the XP recognizes it when its plugged in, however I get the "Limited or no connectivity".

When I click on repair it says i need to renew my IP address.. I have tried /release and /renew. Release worked but renew didnt..it said "Service provider could not be loaded" and that makes sense.

The DNS Client is Automatic and it is started.

They are both set to obtain the IP address automatically.

I am just not sure what I can do to get this to work. Thanks for reading, and thanks for your time!
-Cody


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16 Nov 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The only thing I can think of is to check to make sure that you bridged your wireless and wired connections. I'm sure you already have, but I've never had a problem doing this so can't think of anything else off the top of my head.
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16 Nov 2010   #3
Pusspa

 
 

have you selected the "allow other network users to connect through this network" option on the XP box from the internet connection, then select the network card that connects to the two computers in the dropdown box?


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16 Nov 2010   #4
charris120

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hmm, actually I'm not exactly sure how to bridge the connections. haha (I'm new to Networking)

And to Pusspa, I do have it selected, however I do not have the drop box on mine..
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16 Nov 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Go to network and sharing center in control panel on the Windows 7 machine. Click Change adapter settings. If the two network adapters are next to each other, highlight them, and if there is something inbetween, use ctrl+left click to select both. Right click one of them and click "Add to bridge".
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16 Nov 2010   #6
charris120

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Go to network and sharing center in control panel on the Windows 7 machine. Click Change adapter settings. If the two network adapters are next to each other, highlight them, and if there is something inbetween, use ctrl+left click to select both. Right click one of them and click "Add to bridge".
ok, thats what I was trying to do...but it tells me I have to have 2 LAN or Internet connections that are not being used by the Internet connection Sharing. So should I create a new network?

Thanks for answering by the way...I'm struggling with this haha.
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16 Nov 2010   #7
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charris120 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Go to network and sharing center in control panel on the Windows 7 machine. Click Change adapter settings. If the two network adapters are next to each other, highlight them, and if there is something inbetween, use ctrl+left click to select both. Right click one of them and click "Add to bridge".
ok, thats what I was trying to do...but it tells me I have to have 2 LAN or Internet connections that are not being used by the Internet connection Sharing. So should I create a new network?

Thanks for answering by the way...I'm struggling with this haha.
Can you post a screen cap of the message? Its almost 11PM (23:00) here so I might not reply again until tomorrow morning.
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16 Nov 2010   #8
charris120

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charris120 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Go to network and sharing center in control panel on the Windows 7 machine. Click Change adapter settings. If the two network adapters are next to each other, highlight them, and if there is something inbetween, use ctrl+left click to select both. Right click one of them and click "Add to bridge".
ok, thats what I was trying to do...but it tells me I have to have 2 LAN or Internet connections that are not being used by the Internet connection Sharing. So should I create a new network?

Thanks for answering by the way...I'm struggling with this haha.
Can you post a screen cap of the message? Its almost 11PM (23:00) here so I might not reply again until tomorrow morning.
Its alright if you don't respond. But here is a screen

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17 Nov 2010   #9
Pusspa

 
 

i am quite sure that you do not need to bridge the connections in win7, though i do realise i read your original post incorrectly and thought it was the XP box that had the connection. Also, your snip shows the LAN not connected, was that just when you took the snip or does it always say not connected?
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17 Nov 2010   #10
charris120

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
i am quite sure that you do not need to bridge the connections in win7, though i do realise i read your original post incorrectly and thought it was the XP box that had the connection. Also, your snip shows the LAN not connected, was that just when you took the snip or does it always say not connected?
um.. every time I have tried it, It has always given me this message. I hope that answers your question, and thanks so much!
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