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Shared internet connection help!!!

Hi, so i have the following:

1 wireless router
1 laptop with wireless card
1 desktop computer - with no current link to internet.

this is what i want to do:

have the laptop connected to the wireless router .. wirelessly? (ha)
have the laptop also connect to my desktop computer, via LAN.
i would like the desktop computer to recieve internet acess, through the laptops wireless connection.

i am clueless how to do this, ive tried following steps shown from other research but it just confuses me..

its isnt as easy as it seems
BECAUSE i get this error when enabling internet connection sharing:

a LAN connection is already configured with the ip adress that is required for automatic ip adressing.


this is what i have done so far.

wireless connection connected to router set up using manuel settings

IP Address: 192.168.0.5
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers: 192.168.0.1, 192.168.0.2
WINS Server:

and on my LAN the settings are set to automatic. so whats the problem? i dont get what i have to do, lol. do i have to configure my router ip adress or does that not even enter the equation.

can you run me through every single step, treating me like a newbie. i only wish i could have pictures aswell ... lol


WHOEVER ANSWERS FAST WILL GET A 'FIXYA' as im waiting at my computer for further instructions :P

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  • George Pepper
    George Pepper Aug 29, 2008

    yeah xp on both .. but the laptop is using home edition, and the desktop is using professional. i do know how to setup routers, but i dont know how to accept that 'clarification request' you sent me ha'ha. i dont mind about the filesharing thing, i guess it would be usefull :) but being able to acess the internet is the priority :)



    also: the router im using comes with sky broadband. i would give you a make and model number but i dont know what it is lol. it just has sky engraved on the front. if this is any help?

  • Jacob Vizon
    Jacob Vizon May 11, 2010

    ok...i think i can help you...its better if we do this on chat..but do you know how to configure your router? and what type of connection do yoou want? print sharing or file sharing between your laptop and your desktop?

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Are you using window xp for both pc?

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