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Internet Sharing between PC & Laptop over Bluetooth

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Internet Sharing between PC & Laptop over Bluetooth

webdigr
Hi Friends,
I've a typical situation here:
1. A PC with Vista Ultimate installed and a Bluetooth dongle (Widcomm drivers) connected to a broadband internet via LAN card.
2. A laptop with Windows XP and bluetooth inbuilt.

Now I wish to share the internet connection of the desktop to the laptop over bluetooth. Is it possible?
I've enabled Bluetooth PAN connection between the two and I can even access file share between the two over bluetooth... Can I now jump to the next step somehow?
Thanks in advance!
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    webdigr

    One more issue I face in Vista is that when I try to enable the ICS for the internet connection, I get this error "An error occurred while Internet connection sharing was being enabled.
    (null)".

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    webdigr

    OK, here's another update:
    I stumbled upon the Event viewer of the system and the log entry corresponding to the ICS error says:
    "The ICS_IPV6 was unable to allocate  bytes of memory. This may indicate that the system is low on virtual memory, or that the memory manager has encountered an internal error."

    Yes that special character is there before the word 'bytes'!

    Now it seems the problem is with the IPv6. My ISP surely doesn't provide anything on IPv6. So can I somehow remove it completely? I've already unchecked it from my network properties, but no use!

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    The Scummy One

    http://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/expert/KnowledgebaseAnswer/0,289625,sid40_gci1045639,00.html

    While I have not tried this through BT, I would think that it would be a bit slow. May I ask why not a wireless router?

    Oh, and the link I gave also mentions issues with ICS as well. So you are not alone

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    webdigr

    Hi buddy,
    Thanks for the link, but unfortunately it didn't prove very helpful to me, as this wizard that she's talking about is way too different in Vista compared to XP. Moreover, in my case, the network bridge simply doesn't work, cause if I create a bridge, I immediately lose the internet connection... And can't retrieve it without removing the bridge.

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    webdigr

    One more issue I face in Vista is that when I try to enable the ICS for the internet connection, I get this error "An error occurred while Internet connection sharing was being enabled.
    (null)".

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    webdigr

    OK, here's another update:
    I stumbled upon the Event viewer of the system and the log entry corresponding to the ICS error says:
    "The ICS_IPV6 was unable to allocate  bytes of memory. This may indicate that the system is low on virtual memory, or that the memory manager has encountered an internal error."

    Yes that special character is there before the word 'bytes'!

    Now it seems the problem is with the IPv6. My ISP surely doesn't provide anything on IPv6. So can I somehow remove it completely? I've already unchecked it from my network properties, but no use!

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    The Scummy One

    http://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/expert/KnowledgebaseAnswer/0,289625,sid40_gci1045639,00.html

    While I have not tried this through BT, I would think that it would be a bit slow. May I ask why not a wireless router?

    Oh, and the link I gave also mentions issues with ICS as well. So you are not alone

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    webdigr

    Hi buddy,
    Thanks for the link, but unfortunately it didn't prove very helpful to me, as this wizard that she's talking about is way too different in Vista compared to XP. Moreover, in my case, the network bridge simply doesn't work, cause if I create a bridge, I immediately lose the internet connection... And can't retrieve it without removing the bridge.