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How to Share Internet (ICS) behind router?

by icedman / March 5, 2009 2:25 PM PST

I currently have cable internet that is shared between 2 computers (Desktop & Laptop) using a Wired router (D-Link DI-604). I want to share my internet connection wirelessly through my laptop, but i've been having problems. Everytime I try to set up ICS from the Local Area Connections properties, I always get this error message: 'A LAN connection is already configured with the IP adress that is required for Automatic IP adressing'

I ultimately want to create an Ad-Hoc network from my laptop for my ipod touch. I never had any problems without the router.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Why ICS ?
by fihart / March 5, 2009 4:33 PM PST

Maybe I'm missing something (or maybe you are)-- but the point of a router is that you don't need ICS (which I found a little unreliable and requires both computers running just to connect the second).

Similar prob with ad hoc network.

The simple, and these days cheap, solution is a wireless router.

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A wifi router is the best solution.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2009 9:57 PM PST

And POST 17 of this forum's sticky allows you to add wifi without touching the router that works now.

I'm going to supply a link but IT WILL NOT FIX your issue since you didn't grasp how to configure ICS and I can't teach that here. (why? because it would take more than a chapter in a book and we don't have pictures here.)

Read http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_02april08.mspx

NO! This is not exactly the setup you want. But it's pretty close. I will share that I've met only one person that setup what you are tried to setup.

After success they decided it was not worth it and just plugged in the iPod when they wanted to sync and went out and upgraded the router.
Bob

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