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Windows 7: Networking Windows 7 and Vista

09 Jul 2010   #11
MatthewChilds

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

no luck, internet will nokt share


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09 Jul 2010   #12
MatthewChilds

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

no luck, internet won't share..
can i still just connect with JUST a ethernet cable? or do i have to use a router now days
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09 Jul 2010   #13
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Matt, there are many threads on this site that have been posted trying to share the internet through another computer. I don’t know if any of those threads ever got it to work correctly. It may work for a time, but rebooting stops it, or it works for a month then stops for no reason, etc. Ultimately the best solution is to have a wireless card for each machine connecting to the internet or to have each machine have a hard wire (ethernet wire) connection to the router/switch to access the internet. This will give you the best performance and will cause you the least amount of headaches.
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09 Jul 2010   #14
MatthewChilds

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

ok so if i simply connect my buffalo router to the computer with the dongle attached and then connect the other computer to the router via ethernet cable it should work?

thanks heaps for your help
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09 Jul 2010   #15
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I would just connect both computers to the router via Ethernet cables. That will be your best bet.
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09 Jul 2010   #16
MatthewChilds

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

ok, just want to make sure you understand what kind of internet i have, it's a wireless dongle that plugs in via usb.
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09 Jul 2010   #17
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MatthewChilds View Post
ok so if i simply connect my buffalo router to the computer with the dongle attached and then connect the other computer to the router via ethernet cable it should work?

thanks heaps for your help
Yes it should work. If it doesnt, you can simply "bridge" the wifi and ethernet. I am currently connect to the internet via a public wifi connection and have 2 computers and a VoIP phone bridged.

If you have a problem PM me.

Ken
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09 Jul 2010   #18
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MatthewChilds View Post
ok, just want to make sure you understand what kind of internet i have, it's a wireless dongle that plugs in via usb.
Matt,

Looks like Ken (zigzag3143) can take it from here. I am not an expert at bridging.

WS
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09 Jul 2010   #19
MatthewChilds

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

ok i'll give it a go and post once i have
thanks again.

why can't windows just make it easy!!?
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09 Jul 2010   #20
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MatthewChilds View Post
ok i'll give it a go and post once i have
thanks again.

why can't windows just make it easy!!?
Because then I would be bored all night long!
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