2 Laptops connected ad hoc.. file sharing good but no internet

By Richard Jaar
Sep 24, 2006
  1. Am new to this networkin thing ...so i need help from who know !!!plz

    I have two laptops ..with intel wireless card
    i have connected them with each other..and connection loook good .and file sharing is working perfectly..but the prblem is the internet !!!
    i have an internet throught mobile (umts) ...so the host computer is workin on da net but the client doesn't !!
    i have tried ics but it doesn't work !!
    i tried pinging the computers and the ping works 100%%

    what should i do
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    To share the Internet, you need a routing protcol like NAT (Network Address Translation) or ICS (Internet Connection Sharing).

    Windows comes with ICS built in, but you have to enable it on the nework card that connects to your Internet. Here's more info: http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...7d4a-4545-851a-6bf28e3f2a4d1033.mspx?mfr=true

    ICS should be enabled on the host (server) computer and it will change your address (local network card) to with a subnet of Once ICS is working, you'll need to change your client computer's gateway and DNS to
  3. Richard Jaar

    Richard Jaar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    already did that

    ...i did that but seems that there is no net !!! am really confused !!! anybody?? any help??
  4. Richard Jaar

    Richard Jaar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Now it worked !! i just had to refresh the connection after wt Rick told me !!!
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