|I have Windows 7 x64 and I'm using ICS to share my internet connection (cable-modem router from Comcast) with another 4 computers in my LAN.|
Today I decided to install a VPN free program called HOTSPOT SHIELD, and after installing it I can browse fine the Internet with this main computer, but the others in the LAN lost internet connection, although File-sharing still works fine and I can see the Networked computer in Windows Explorer or access them remotely with Remote Desktop Connection.
I noticed that the Hotspot Shield program added several routes to my routing table, most of them in the IP-Range 10.31.X.X with a Mask of 255.255.248.0
so this virtual Network-card that is created has a VARIABLE IP address 10.31.X.X, the first time I monitored it was 10.31.40.20, then thirty minutes later was 10.31.64.30
routes for this interface as of this typing are:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
0.0.0.0 188.8.131.52 10.31.64.1 10.31.64.30 30
10.31.64.0 255.255.248.0 On-link 10.31.64.30 286
10.31.64.30 255.255.255.255 On-link 10.31.64.30 286
10.31.71.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 10.31.64.30 286
184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 10.31.64.1 10.31.64.30 30
18.104.22.168 240.0.0.0 On-link 10.31.64.30 286
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 10.31.64.30 286
In other words HSS added those 7 routes to my routing tables in the computer, not to the Comcast cable-modem router.
Due to that the Internet part of the ICS does not function to give access to Internet to the other 4 LAN computers.
I know is a matter of time to find a solution to this problem, so I will ask anyone to join in and help to solve this problem.
Thank you very much for any help to a solution.