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Internet sharing I have a dell with windows XP that I have a wireless ATT card for the internet and I would like to be able to access the internet with my other dell that is running windows Vista but can't figure out how

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Re: internet sharing

Hi, Could be done. On the Dell XP - 1. Activate your Internet Connection Sharing. Go to Control Panel, Click on Network Connections, right click on your Local Area Connection, Properties, Advanced tab, check Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection. In Home networking connection, choose "Local Area Connection", OK; 2. Back to General settings, click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click on Properties, tick Use the following IP address: IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway, if you know ITT DNS use them otherwise tick "Obtain DNS server address automatically." You have to connect the DellXP with the DellVista using a crossover networking cable. On the Dell Vista- 1. In your Network Connections, right click on your Local Area Connection, Properties, click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click on Properties, tick Use the following IP address: IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway, if you know ITT DNS use them otherwise tick "Obtain DNS server address automatically." The above method will also work with peer to peer wireless networking. It might also facilitate connection if you enable auto-detect proxy settings in your browser. There are other methods. This is also better explained at Microsoft support Hope this be of help/idea. Post back how things turns up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Sep 30, 2007

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I cannot get wireless to work on my comouter. I can get the internet via cable from computer to wireless box. My laptop works ok on wireless. I changed my wireless router from netscape to Thompson speed...


Follow the steps below to configure settings:

1. Right click on My Computer icon and go to Manage.
2. Go to Services then go to Service and Applications.
3. Double click on Wireless Zero Configuration.
4. Change the Start Up Type to Automatic and click on Apply.
5. Click on Start and press OK to close the window.
6. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
7. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
8. Go to the 'Wireless Networks' tab.
9. Check the option 'Use Windows to
Configure this Wireless Connection' and click 'OK'.

Now please perform the following instructions to connect to the wireless network:

1. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
2. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
3. Click on the 'wireless network' tab.
4. Under Preferred networks if you see any name in the list then highlight the name and click remove. Click OK.
5. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'View Available Networks'.
6. Look for the SSID (aka Network Name) of the Wireless router or access point.
4. Highlight thee SSID from the list that you want to connect to.
5. Type the security Key here and click on the 'Connect' button.
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Network sharing issue

In Multiwindow platform normal,sharing folder and printer is always big issue.
Error type:

\\server is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found.

This method can be used for many network error


1)Fixing the winsock and tcp/ip .
On the run command :
for winsock run:
netsh winsock reset
to reset tcp/ip run:
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
run winsock fix from

2) Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
open up Network Connections, under Control Panel.
Right click on your network adapter and click on Properties.
Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click on Properties.
Click on Advanced, and click on the WINS tab.
Even if it is set to Default, set the radio button to Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
Press OK on each screen until everything’s closed.
Go back to the client machine and try again.
You should be able to connect!

Open Network Connection
Check box File & Printer sharing > ok
Disabled NIC
Enabled it back
Open CMD > ipconfig /flushdns

4) Make sure windows firewall and antivirus firewall turn off

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Running 9.4 with xp on a dual boot,wireless internet works under xp but not ubuntu.tried ubuntu on a fixed line connection and worked perfectly,would prefer 9.4 to tells me i have an active...

Hi There !!

Thank you for writing to

Cause: You are unable to use wireless in Ubuntu, The reason would be the drivers & configuration settings.

Solution: I am attaching a link, which is a trump card for all linux system to get wireless back up and running. Follow the steps religiously & you will be all-right:

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How do i build a local area network in windows xp?

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Guidance setting up a shared connection :)

1- set up router trough desktop
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Limit or no conectivity problem

I understand that you are using the Windows Internet Connection Sharing to share your internet connection to your other computer.

If you don't have a router to share the connection then you are using Windows ICS connection.

When you enable ICS, the network adapter connected to the local area network is assigned a static IP address of

You can check this site for more information

You can try to connect the two computers first without the internet connection.

Example : PC A
You can set the IP addresses manually, just set the tcp/ip properties and from that area you can set the IP address manually.

And for PC B
You dont need to set the ip address for the gateway and dns since you are just testing the connection of the two computer.

They should belong to the same workgroup example HOME and set the computer name to PC1 and PC2.

You can right click MY COMPUTER then select PROPERTIES then you will able to see the computer name.

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