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Windows 7: ICS Won't Start/Can't Share Internet

31 Dec 2009   #11
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Looking at your first picture.... have you clicked on 'properties' and enabled IPv-4?


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31 Dec 2009   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jomox View Post
I tried entering the ipv4 details manually but to no avail.

I will try the ipconfig now.

The Ethernet network card is old though, but I've got the latest driver's but they are quite old and it's a discontinued product so if we can't fix it with your help I have a new network card on the way which i hope will solve it otherwise.
It sounds like the network card isn't working quite right because it should obtain the lease automatically. They are cheap these days so maybe a new one will work who knows.
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31 Dec 2009   #13
Jomox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nah still not working. You think it's this network card then?

It's 32bit 7 btw on the host machine, windows update found driver's for the card and they are the latest and most up to date ones but driver is from 2003! @ Jacee ye it's enabled.

Is there not any way we can force ICS to start?
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31 Dec 2009   #14
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

The ICS enable option isn't showing up because it's not obtaining the IP lease at all, so unless it connects using the standard IPv4 connection it's not going to give you the ICS enable window. If those IP commands don't work then either your NIC card or your drivers aren't compatible with Windows 7.

Have you tried the Gigabyte site for some Windows 7 drivers? There are some very recent driver updates for your board.
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...ProductID=2729
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31 Dec 2009   #15
Jomox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ye I got driver's from their site for the onboard.

The driver's I was talking about are for the 3Com PCI Ethernet NetWork card, it's 10 years old now and the last driver's where from 2003.

In windows update it has found some newer driver's then those on the gigabyte site for the onboard network. I will try installing them see if that helps.
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31 Dec 2009   #16
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

That old NIC card might be the problem from what I'm seeing. 03 drivers typically don't work with Win 7.

Looks like the Gigabyte drivers are about the only option left besides changing out the old NIC card.
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31 Dec 2009   #17
Jomox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ye the update did not change anything.

I have a newer network card on the way, should be here in the next couple of days. Will let you know when I get it, hopefully it will work ok.

Thanks for all your help.
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31 Dec 2009   #18
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Sure no problem, try and report back in if the new card fixes it or not. I'm curious to know what the problem might be.
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