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How do we Share wired Internet

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October 26, 2010 at 13:13:53
Specs: Windows XP, 3.06GHz
My husband just got a new p.c. with windows 7 I have windows xp. We use a router & modem. When I'm on the Internet, he can connect also. If I turn off my p.c. he loses his connection. How do I make windows share internet connection? I went to the how to's and only could find answers for wireless.
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October 26, 2010 at 13:54:28
Please post the results of an ipconfig /all from your workstation for review.
What make and model of router? Who installed/configured it?

Your pc should have no effect on his internet connection. This usually happens if the correct cables are not plugged into the correct locations on the router.

Confirm that your pc cable and your husbands pc cable both go into a LAN port. Confirm the cable from the modem goes to the WAN port on the router.

These should be the ONLY connections. No pc to modem connection

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October 26, 2010 at 14:06:05
We didn't have this problem before with his old computer. We left the cables connected to the router and plugged the cable into the new computer. We both have internet when my pc. is on. If I turn mine off, he loses his connection. Don't I have to set up network connection on his p.c.? If so how do I do it in Windows 7?

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October 26, 2010 at 16:06:28
if he can get on the internet his network connection is already setup. Nothing further for you to do.

The question is why is he getting internet thru your computer [running a proxy software?] or why when the coincidence of you shutting down he loses internet access.

It would really be helpful for you to post the ipconfigs I requested.
Here is a how to do it.

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October 26, 2010 at 19:03:22
We got it working. Had to set up new p.c. on home network. Thanks for all the help.

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October 27, 2010 at 06:50:13
That does not explain why he doesn't get internet when your machine is off but if you're happy that's great.

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