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Internet Connection sharing

By tim.williams ·
Can anyone tell me how to share my internet connection with my pda on windows XP, I do not have the option in my lan properties only the firewall options



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Network Setup Wizard

by bhwow In reply to Internet Connection shari ...

Try using the 'Network Setup Wizard',
it is accessed from the 'Control Panel' which is usually located on the 'Start Menu'. It should walk you thru setting up your shared internet device.

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network setup wizard

by tim.williams In reply to Network Setup Wizard

Hi Bhwow

I have tried this by setting up an advanced connection, then choosing accept incoming connections, but I then get the error message "incoming connections depend on the routing and remote access service which was unable to start"
I then tried to manually start this service and I was unable to

any Ideas



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Hope this helps

by bhwow In reply to network setup wizard

Sorry ~ had a cold & figured you'd have an answer by now. I found something that will help if you still need it. If not it may be helpful next time you have a question, or if you want an easy way to get a good overview of Windows.
There's a Microsoft document (an information gem, if you have WinXP SP2) it could answer all your questions & then some. It's written by Starr Anderson & Vincent Abella, called "Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2". It is 12 chapters long & covers just about everything XP. It's easily navigated, with clearly defined chapters, each starts with an extended list of each component covered, followed by topics & sub-topics in the form of questions. Includes, What does it do. What does it apply to. What functionality is added (details XP2 functions). What settings are added (details XP settings). How do I resolve these issues (find this at the end of most topics or sub topics). All explanations are short, concise, easy to understand, follow a logical direction with a well-ordered flow to the information, & links for more help/info. To read at Microsoft, copy & paste to browser To download, get file named "02 CIF Network Protection DOC", at**7339
Then find the following:

Part 2: Network Protection Technologies => Client Administrative Tools => What existing functionality is changing in Windows XP SP2? =>> Remote connectivity =>> Detailed description

It says in short ~ For admin tools listed here to connect to a remote computer, that remote computer must allow incoming network traffic on TCP port 445..... default config of Windows XP SP2 Firewall blocks incoming network traffic on TCP port 445..... result..... one or more of the following error messages..... with the system variable appropriate to the error condition: (incl) access is denied; inappropriate rights; path not found..... errors can occur when one of the following snap-ins is used for remote admin..... (incl) Local users & groups; Services; Shared folders; Select users, computers or groups; .....

=>> How do I resolve these issues?

To use these tools to remotely connect a computer running Windows XP with Windows Firewall enabled, you need to open TCP port 445 in the firewall on the remote computer. To do this, use the following procedure:

1. Click Start >All Programs >Accessories>click Command Prompt.
2. At Command Prompt >type ~ netsh firewall set port opening TCP 445 ENABLE >ENTER.

Note: Open firewall ports can be a security vulnerability..... carefully plan & test..... before it is implemented.

CONTENTS: Network Protection Tech (FYI)
Alerter & Messenger Services | Client Administrative Tools | DCOM Security Enhancements | TCP/IP | RPC Interface Restrictions | WebDAV Redirector | Windows Firewall ~17pgs, indepth, info packed, easy read Firewalls | Windows Media Player | Windows Messenger | Wireless Provisioning Services | Wireless Network Setup Wizard ~USB & Wireless ports

CONTENTS: Chapter Titles (FYI)
Part 0: Cover & Complete Index
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Network Protection Technologies
Part 3: Memory Protection Technologies
Part 4: E-mail Handling Technologies
Part 5: Web Browsing Security
Part 6: Computer Maintenance
Part 7: Updated Features
Part 8: Conclusion and Appendices

Notes: *00 - 08 downloads one part at a time & opens in word/word viewer (or Wordpad). Read &/or save them separately or get them all at once in zip file. *All title pages look identical & all have a shortcut back to download site sitting *boldly* in the middle of a small block of text ~ scroll down the page & take care not to go in circles here!

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