I want to be able to have 3 loptops working on the internet at the same time.
They are right next to each other and all 3 have Windows Vista.
I have done this successfully with an ad hoc local network
which I set up through the set up internet connection in windows
"set up a wireless ad hoc (computere to computer) network" option.
I did this with the laptop that is connected to the internet (fixed IP address).
It worked great a number of times, but not anymore for some reason.
When you set it up
it usually asks you to "allow sharing of internet connectiuon" before finishing.
Now this window does not show anymore.
Windows help says that ICS will be disabled if you did not log off the wireless
before logging off the computer or before creating a new one.
But I deleted all of them and restarted and still the same problem.
Is there some other location where one can force the wireless ad hoc network
to allow internet sharing?
I recently installed an update of messenger, and windows installed one of its
automatic updates as well,
which may have changed some setting.