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Trouble Configuring Internet Connection Sharing

Hello everyone, I am attempting to set up internet connection sharing, and I am hoping that some of you can help me with a problem I'm encountering. The problem is that when a client attempts to connect to the hosted network, it fails to obtain an IP address.

So far, I have followed this guide precisely, and I am 100% sure that the issue is not with anything mentioned there. In fact, I had ICS working about a week ago until something apparently changed.

To tell you more about my system: I am attempting to share my desktop's (running windows 8.1) ethernet connection to my router (running DD-WRT).

Below is a copy of an ipconfig /all command run from the desktop. The hosted network is named "Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 4". Two strange things I notice are that DHPC is not enabled for this network, and that the autoconfiguration IPv4 Address is set to 169.254.113.44, which as far as I can tell, has no elation to anything else in my home network.

Are either of those potential problems for internect connection sharing? If so, how could I fix them? If not, I would appreciate any other advice anyone can offer that might help me solve this issue. Thanks in advance.

ipconfig /all results:
<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Reggies_Desktop Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoWireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 4: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter #2 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FA-16-54-36-FF-B0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d52c:fa1:2edb:712c%7(Preferred) Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.113.44(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 133830228 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-C9-F7-D5-BC-5F-F4-72-75-89 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1 fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1 fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : EnabledWireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 3: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F8-16-54-36-FF-B1 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : YesWireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi 2: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F8-16-54-36-FF-B0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : YesEthernet adapter Ethernet: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : BC-5F-F4-72-75-89 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d076:dfaf:6da7:b9e9%3(Preferred) IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.77(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, November 9, 2014 8:41:47 PM Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, December 17, 2150 3:40:42 AM Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 364666868 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-C9-F7-D5-BC-5F-F4-72-75-89 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : EnabledTunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6ab8:3435:3b55:b3eb:d070(Preferred) Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3435:3b55:b3eb:d070%4(Preferred) Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : :: DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 167772160 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-C9-F7-D5-BC-5F-F4-72-75-89 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : DisabledTunnel adapter isatap.{0EB885A5-38A7-4E3A-8974-C8438221E8A9}: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : YesTunnel adapter isatap.{E1783274-8B3E-4EC6-8B73-D56C5E6B46E0}: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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More Readable Ipconfig

In reply to: Trouble Configuring Internet Connection Sharing

Oops, here is a more readable format of the ipconfig /all output:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Reggies_Desktop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 4:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FA-16-54-36-FF-B0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d52c:fa1:2edb:712c%7(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.113.44(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 133830228
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-C9-F7-D5-BC-5F-F4-72-75-89
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F8-16-54-36-FF-B1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F8-16-54-36-FF-B0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : BC-5F-F4-72-75-89
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d076:dfaf:6da7:b9e9%3(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.77(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, November 9, 2014 8:41:47 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, December 17, 2150 3:40:42 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 364666868
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-C9-F7-D5-BC-5F-F4-72-75-89
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6ab8:3435:3b55:b3eb:d070(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3435:3b55:b3eb:d070%4(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 167772160
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-C9-F7-D5-BC-5F-F4-72-75-89
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{0EB885A5-38A7-4E3A-8974-C8438221E8A9}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{E1783274-8B3E-4EC6-8B73-D56C5E6B46E0}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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have you connected to your router?

In reply to: More Readable Ipconfig

open browser and enter 192.168.1.1 in the URL locator line and enter the router program. See if the computers you want connected to it appear there. Also check the wireless area to see what sort of encryption is set (WEP, WPA, WPA2) and then make sure all wifi connecting computers use the same passphrase and/or key.

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router doesn't recognize clients connected to hosted network

In reply to: have you connected to your router?

Accessing the router's configuration page (192.168.1.1) from the host PC reveals that the router does not recognize a second computer connected to the hosted network (although it does recognize that same computer if it connects directly to the router). That was good suggestion, since it seems like we can now narrow it down to a problem between the host computer and the client computer somewhere, thanks.

I have also checked that both computers and the router are all using WPA2-personal security, and the keys are the same for all networks (although the SSIDs are not the same for the router's network and the hosted network).

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(although the SSIDs are not the same for the router's networ

In reply to: router doesn't recognize clients connected to hosted network

(although the SSIDs are not the same for the router's network and the hosted network).

there's where your problem exist. Get those to match for which router you want to connect by wifi to, and you should be OK.
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Problem Solved

In reply to: (although the SSIDs are not the same for the router's networ

For some reason I was under the impression that the two networks had to have different SSIDs. But you were right, changing the SSIDs to be the same works perfectly, and I can now connect to the hosted network without any problems. Thank you so much!

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the simplest solution is always the best

In reply to: Problem Solved

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