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ICS Could you help me understand how to set up the internet sharing capabilities?

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  • eacowgirl Jun 29, 2008

    We have both Windows Vista. One is the regular version and the other is the 64 bit.



    Also, my father-in-law has a linksys and when I am in his house I can't get it to allow me to log in without a password- Do you know where in his system we would locate that information? It is a secured network.



    Thanks!

  • eacowgirl Jun 30, 2008

    thank you very much! I will try that when I get home.



    ;)

    Dawn

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Yeah Its pretty simple what kind of setup do you have on your computers?

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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    Andrew Cerny Jun 29, 2008

    If he doesnt know the WEP key you are going to have to hard reset the modem py pressing in the small hole on the back for 15-20secs

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    Andrew Cerny Jun 29, 2008

    Now as far as setting up ICS in VIsta

    1. Go to the control panel
    2. Select Network and Sharing Center
    3. On the left hand side select Manage Network Connections

    4. Right click the icon for your connection card and select properties
    5. Select Sharring tab

    6. Check "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection"

    7. Click okay

    8. Plug an ethernet crossover cable from this computer to the other These are available at Radio Shack for about $15. Make sure it is a crossover cable not a patch cable or it wont work.
    9. Launch IE on the secondary computer to verify connection.

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Enabling ICS
To enable ICS, on your host computer:

1. Open Network Connections by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Network and Internet, clicking Network and Sharing Center, and then clicking Manage network connections.

2. Right-click the connection that you want to share, and then click Properties. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

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4. If desired, you can also select the Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection check box.

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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 192.168.0.1.

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