How can I connect Win7 Home to office internet?

By dkyuss ·
I have a sbs 2003 server running DHCP and DNS servers. Have about 7 clients running XP pro that have access to the domain and internet.

Now the bosses just purchased laptops that came with Windows 7 Home edition. I have no requirements for them to access the domain or LAN (Home version will not handle a domain anyways), but would like internet access when the laptops are within wireless range.

The Win7 laptops are assigned an IP address by the DHCP server, and I can see the clients and server in our LAN from them, but cannot get through to the internet.

I am normally quite computer savey, but simply not familiar enough with sbs to solve this on my own. Any direction is greatly appreciated.

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Gateway and DNS

by ashij In reply to How can I connect Win7 Ho ...

I haven't worked with too many WIndows 7 (home version) in a domain environment, but if you are getting an IP and able to browse the intranet, then the problem might be with the Gateway or the DNS. Can you ping any outside IP? (e.g. or

Alternatively, do you have a policy setup for the network access on the SBS?


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by dkyuss In reply to Gateway and DNS

Thanks for your input!

Pinging times out for all external addresses.

I do not believe there is a policy setup for network access. Sorry for my ignorance but if you direct me to where to look for a 'network access policy', I can confirm this.

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