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Windows 7: Cant get any other computers to connect to network but my desktop

24 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 32bit
Cant get any other computers to connect to network but my desktop

Here's my setup:

* I am using a Blackberry to USB tether to my desktop (internet works on pc)

*Ethernet to WAN (from PC that has internet to wifi router)

*I get DNS is not responding now from any other computer connected to the network either wired or wifi

* Set up my network as following: Tether has internet sharing turned on and connected to Local Area Connection

* Local Area Connection has IP4 configured as:

IP address:
Default: blank

Preferred DNS Server: (my ethernet connection so the internet connection is sent to wifi router)

I have tried everything...I mean days of effort and searching. IP6 is disabled. Microsoft Virtual is disabled.

This SAME exact setup was working perfectly a week ago with an older Linksys Wifi router. Then I bought a new Linksys E2000 and because I wanted something new (Bad move). That setup no longer worked on the new it no longer works on the old router.

Please please please help, I've seriously tried everything and then finally came across a thread that got it working but then broke it with the new router....I wouldnt post if I didnt troubleshoot for hours upon hours

Thank you!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 32bit

Please guys I beg you

Pretty much every time I try to diagnose on a laptop it says DNS Server isnt responding
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2011   #3

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Hello Tyzing,

I see an issue below in blue Fonts, compare the IP Address and DNS, they need to be in the same Subnet. Perhaps, one of them belongs to the Old Router.
IP address:
Default: blank

Preferred DNS Server:
You may try to renew/release the IP.
1. Open windows command prompt Start=> Run=>cmd=> enter
2. To release the Ip address ipconfig/release press Enter
3. To renew the IP address ipconfig/renew press Enter

I would also suggest a Power Cycle.

Please post an update.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 32bit

Still couldnt get it even after fresh installs of W7 on all computers. Oh well, I'll settle with connectify for now. I wonder if it's as fast using my AE1000 as it would be my new Linksys Router
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 Cant get any other computers to connect to network but my desktop

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