How do I set up my computer to share my internet connection with my laptop?

By Whusmaname ·
My main box has Windows 7 Enterprise on it, and I have two network cards in the machine, one of which connects me to the router that allows me access to the internet. The other card, set on a different (static) IP address, connects my box to a Linux Laptop. How do I connect the Linux laptop to the internet through my Windows computer?

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You could try a CAT5 crossover cable,,,,,,

Go to your computer store and ask for a CAT5 Crossover cable and use that instead.
On your main computer select "Internet Connection Sharing" (ICS), you should be able to hook onto the internet that way.

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Once you have the computers connected by Network Cables

by OH Smeg In reply to How do I set up my comput ...

And ideally a Crossover between the Desktop and NB, you can run the Network Setup Wizard in 7.

Set the 7 System to Connect Directly the the Internet and others computers on the Network connect through it then follow the prompts.

OH BTW you'll need Samba on the Note Book.


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by Whusmaname In reply to How do I set up my comput ...

My network card automatically swaps to crossover mode when it sees that it's connecting to another network card, so that's not a problem. What I can't seem to do is get the internet connection from the router, through my box (Windows 7) to my laptop (Linux - Lucid Puppy 5.1.1)

I have two connections: Local Area Connection and Local Area Connection 2.

Local Area Connection:
Network icon = "Home network"
Access type = "Internet", and
Homegroup = "Joined"

Local Area Connection 2:
Network icon = "Unidentified network - Public network"
Access type = "No network access", and
it won't allow me to change it, no matter WHAT I try.

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Reponse To Answer

by OH Smeg In reply to Problems still occurring

Run the Network Setup Wizard

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by LeonBA In reply to Problems still occurring

Not sure if this will help, but you might try getting properties on the Local 2, then double-clicking on TCP/IP. Then click Advanced, and go to the Options tab and enable TCP/IP filtering (by clicking the Properties button).

Another possibility is you might have to disable the Windows firewall, or make an exception of some sort.

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