Share Network Connectivity From Desktop To Laptop

Apr 16, 2012

i have my desktop computer with a broadband wireless connection. i just want to know how to share internet connection with a laptop. what accessories should i brought and softwares that is needed so that my desktop and laptop will share in internet connection.

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Apr 10, 2012

I have two computers, a laptop and a desktop. Both are running Win7 64 bit.My laptop's wireless card went kabloom and I'm too broke to afford a wireless adapter for my laptop. So I have the next best thing, connect the desktop to the laptop and share my desktop's internet connection with.But of course, it's not that simple. The problem is that the laptop isn't able to connect to the internet. I have shared my desktop's internet to my laptop before using the same cable and everything and it used to work, but now it doesn't.Now comes the 'weird' part. I reversed the order, or I shared my laptop's wireless connection with my desktop. Although slow and choppy, it did work and I was able to access the internet from my desktop using a connection to my laptop with a cable.

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I have tried connecting the HP desktop in question to the wireless router via a different cable and still no connectivity. I tried disabling and renabling the internet/repairing it to no avail. I've restarted the wireless router and modem. Nothing. I've even tried restarting the computer (who knows it's solved problems before).

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My primary home machine loses network connectivity for a very brief moment once or twice a day. Here's what I've observed over the past few months:

Seems to happen every 12 hours after a restart Disconnect is very, very brief. Putty sessions, online games, or other applications that require a consistent connection disconnect but it's rare that I can see a ping fail when everything else disconnects.Does not coincide with network problems on other machines (Xbox/media PC/wife's PC).

Other details about my system and home network:

Windows 7

Asus motherboard (couple generations old) with onboard ethernet

Ethernet > wired hub > wireless router > cable modem (wife's PC is connected to the same hub and does not have the problem, at least not on the same schedule)

Things I've tried (and will probably now try again just in case)

Restore network card driver (I'm in the process of finding a specific one for my motherboard)

Tinkered with power saving settings in the ethernet card drivers.

Fully up-to-date Windows install.

Static IP address reserved by the wireless router running DHCP

I'm not 100% sure, but I think this problem persisted across Windows OS upgrades (from Vista to Windows 7 a few months back)

By far the weirdest part is that it seems to happen every 12 hours. Like clockwork, I can predict that I'm going to disconnect from any persistent online connection if I know the last time I restarted my machine.

Solved:I caused my own problem long ago when trying to set static IP addresses in my home. I have a Netgear Router (WGR614v9) and I played with the Address Reservation feature. In addition, I manually set the IP address I wanted to have on my machine using the normal network card properties. Setting the IP address manually is what seems to have caused the conflict.

Finally looked in the Windows Event Viewer and the culprit was quickly identified. At time of restart and every 12 hours later, the following error appeared:

The IP address lease for the Network Card with network address XXXXXXXXXX has been denied by the DHCP server (The DHCP Server sent a DHCPNACK message).

I accidentally fixed it for all affected machines by changing the start address of the DHCP server on the router (increased it from 20 to 30). That seemed to kick all the manual entries out and set them back to automatic obtain mode.

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Sep 26, 2011

I've recently bought a laptop with Windows 7 and would like to be able to connect to my existing home network which comprises 2 desktop PCs connected via a Dlink wireless N router which is acting as a WAP to my Billion non-wireless router (which the two desktop PCs are connected). ie the two desktops are connected via wire to the Billion. The DLink is just there to provide wireless for my laptop (and Ipod)

The first day I setup the new laptop it seemed to recognise the C drive and G drive on my desktop (which I had set to 'share'). i was able to do file transfers.

However, the next day, and since then, the C and G drives don't show up on when I click 'network' on my Laptop's Win Explorer... They did reappear once after I refreshed the Win Explorer several times, but that trick didn't work again

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I've experimented on the laptop with setting as 'public', 'home' and 'work' but didn't have any luck.

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Feb 20, 2011

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