Loss of Internet when ICS is enabled

June 20, 2010 at 17:13:28
Specs: Windows XP
Hi there,currently my laptop (Windows XP) is connected wirelessly to the internet. I'm planning on using ICS and a LAN cable in order to share that connection with my desktop pc (Windows 7).

Now, I understand that in my laptop, I'm supposed to go to Network Connections > Local Area Connection > Properties > Advanced, and check the box that says "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection"

The only problem is, once I check that box, my laptop loses its connection to the internet. Even if the LAN cable is not physically connected, the internet connection is gone whenever I check that box. It goes back to normal once I uncheck the box.

Any help is appreciated


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#1
June 20, 2010 at 17:31:21
Windows uses one interface at a time but there is no reason to use ICS. The desktop can connect directly to the router at the same time.

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#2
June 20, 2010 at 19:59:34
I'm only using ICS because the router is too far. It's the same reason why im using the wireless on my laptop.

Basically I want to share the internet connection my laptop has with the desktop. Thus my problem with losing the connection when I check the box


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#3
June 21, 2010 at 05:55:59
How far is too far? If the laptop can get the signal, so can the desktop. All you need is a wireless adapter for the desktop.

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#4
June 21, 2010 at 08:12:51
Usual reason ICS fails as you describe is due to it wanting to use 192.168.0.1 on the laptops lan interface. This can conflict/stop routing is you have the same ip/same subnet on the wireless.

Solution is to go into your router and change the lan subnet from 192.168.0.x to 192.168.1.x


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#5
June 21, 2010 at 11:24:39
Assuming that I do want to get a wireless adapter, are there any that are already compatible with Windows7?

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#6
June 21, 2010 at 12:35:55
zack1e
a simple google seach would answer that question.

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#7
June 21, 2010 at 14:10:54
I ran into that problem already. There are wireless adapters compatible with Win 7. The only problem is, that the drivers have to be downloaded. They aren't on the CD that's in the box.

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#8
June 21, 2010 at 20:00:42
Linksys works for you?

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#9
June 22, 2010 at 05:09:53
I bought a new Lenovo, so the drivers were already installed. I had the problem with a customer's machine but I ran a 100 ft cable around the house instead. That's why I question people when they say that the router is too far. I can run a cable anywhere, trough walls, floors & around buildings.

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