Problem with internet connection sharing

January 18, 2012 at 19:58:03
Specs: Windows XP
In network connections, when I right click on my local area connection (the one I use to connect to the Internet), "Internet Connection Sharing" under the advanced tab doesn't appear; only "Windows Firewall" appears. However, on my 1394 connection (which I don't use at all), ICS does appear. Can anyone help me???

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#1
January 19, 2012 at 01:32:07
What are you trying to share your internet with?
Do you have a router already or do you connect direct from your LAN port into a modem? ICS requires two connections in the host PC. One connection to internet and a second for attachment to the "client" device.

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#2
January 19, 2012 at 07:13:52
My computer connects directly to my modem via ethernet cable. I'm trying to set up a wireless access point without purchasing a wireless router (I bought a wireless router recently, but it didn't work at all). I understand that this can be done with a USB wireless adapter, but from what everyone's saying, that requires me to share my local area connection. (I haven't actually bought the usb adapter yet.)

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#3
January 19, 2012 at 08:15:30
"but it didn't work at all"

Did you clone the mac address of your workstation to the routers wan port?
Most likely a step that was overlooked.

"I understand that this can be done with a USB wireless adapter, but from what everyone's saying, that requires me to share my local area connection. "

that is what ICS [internet connection sharing] is all about.

Have you reviewed one of the many on the web how tos for ICS?

Biggest question is what is your gateway ip when connected to the modem?

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#4
January 19, 2012 at 10:32:53
I have already returned the router, and I don't intend to buy another one if at all possible.

To my knowledge, my IP address is 192.168.0.1


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#5
January 19, 2012 at 12:39:38
If that is the case you will not be able to do ICS.

ICS when engaged will use 192.168.0.1 for the lan nic [one facing other devices] which is why you can't have the same ip for the wan nic [one connecting to the modem]

You will need to purchase a router.

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#6
January 19, 2012 at 15:18:06
Thank you for all your help. I bought a $50 router on clearance this afternoon at Radio Shack for $25.

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