Activating ICS disconnects Wireless Network

September 18, 2010 at 05:03:08
Specs: Windows XP
Hello, all.

I'm trying to use ICS with my Xbox 360. I have a wireless connection on my laptop to a Belkin N150 and have my laptop connected to my Xbox via Ethernet cable. After I activate ICS for the wireless connection, I turn on the Xbox. Once the Local Area Connection connects after a few seconds, my Wireless Network Connection promptly disconnects.

This happens every time.

It seems that once my LAC is activated, it automatically deactivates my WNC. Thoughts?


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#1
September 18, 2010 at 05:59:19
So you have

Wireless router
>wireless
Laptop
>
ICS
>xover ethernet cable
XBox

Why not just cable or wireless to the Router ?


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#2
September 18, 2010 at 06:30:18
I can't connect directly to the router because of the proxy server. I have to manually log on to the network from my laptop, and then share the workable internet with my Xbox using ICS.

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#3
September 18, 2010 at 06:46:55
What proxy server?
And can't you configure the router, to authenticate at your ISP directly, so that every connected client device can use the internet?

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#4
September 18, 2010 at 07:34:58
The proxy server belongs to my school. It's an URL, if that means anything.

"And can't you configure the router, to authenticate at your ISP directly, so that every connected client device can use the internet?"

I would love to be able to do that, but I don't know how. My router is the Belkin N150 Enhanced. Could you fill me in?

http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductP...


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#5
September 18, 2010 at 08:43:02
I haven't got neither such router nor it's manual.
It should be described in the manual of the router.

What do you mean by "The proxy server belongs to my school. It's an URL"

URL, in what form?
How exactly do you have to authenticate to the schools network?
(Don't write the exact URL, but an example).

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
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#6
September 18, 2010 at 15:58:30
Highly likely your school has restrictions prohibiting attachment of router and use of game consoles on their network. Suggest you check their conditions of use before proceeding further.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#7
April 18, 2011 at 13:14:41
What would be great would be if someone actually answered the original question! I just had the same problem and the simple answer was that I was attempting to share the wrong connection (The MS ICS instructions are a bit confusing) First of all, I want to share my wireless internet connection with another machine, by connecting that machine to my laptop with an Ethernet cable. So the process is really simple (worked first time once I realized I was trying to share the wrong connection):
1. In Networks, select the Wireless Network Adapter that is currently connected to the Internet, right click Properties, select the Sharing Tab and check the box that says "Allow other network computers....", then in the Home Networking Connection box below the checkbox, select the hardware LAN Adapter that will be used to connect to the computer (this is the physical Ethernet port on the back of your laptop) - Click OK
2. Plug your computer/device via the Ethernet cable into the back of your laptop and you should have a connection. Make sure the Connection type on your device is set to obtain an IP/DNS Automatically.
That's it. One note, you most likely do not need a crossover Ethernet cable unless your laptop is really old, most modern NIC's now autodetect another NIC

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