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Setting up Windows Internet Connection Sharing, and proxy?

Q: Setting up Windows Internet Connection Sharing, and proxy?


I have a computer that I want to set up to use ICS so an Xbox 360 can share the internet connection. But, I want the Windows XP machine to also connect to the internet through a proxy. How can I set up XP to connect through a proxy for everything, including any machines that will use ICS?



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A: Setting up Windows Internet Connection Sharing, and proxy?

I really doubt that XBOX will work through a proxy.

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At work, I use a program called AT&T Network Client to gain access to the internet at my work station. I'm also allowed to do this on my own personal laptop, using the same configuration settings. AT&T Network Client requires to be run under Windows. But my laptop runs Ubuntu Linux, with Windows XP inside of it running on top of VMware.

These two operating systems are able to ping each other and they are both on the same network (and when I say network, I mean subnet mask and IP address are in the same range).

When I try to share my VPN connection, the IP address settings get all screwed up and the VPN client is unable to connect to the proxy server.

Blah blah...

Is there a simple way to turn Windows XP into a gateway and not have to adjust any IP address settings? So that this way, I could set the default gateway IP address on Ubuntu to be the actual IP address of Windows XP, and XP would simply act as a pass through. Perhaps a piece of software could enable this function?

A:Sharing an Internet Connection that is obtained via a VPN proxy

No real easy way of doing this, since the VPN is a point to point tunnel to your corporate gateway. Unless you can either use the same details on Ubuntu to replicate the connection (speak to your techs for the details), or run a NATting firewall that will spoof all traffic to the VPN as if coming from your XP VM, and set your XP machines' IP to be your default gateway for all traffic for Ubuntu, the end point is probably not going to like it much. It all depends on how your company has the VPN set up. Don't be too suprised if they politely tell you something along the lines of 'not on your nelly'. If it was our network, you wouldn't be able to connect your own personal machine to it at all


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Sorry Mods, Butnobody was replying in the NT forum so
had to post this to the networking and Win98 forum. !

This friend of mine just got a DSL Line from the service provider. The service provider provided him with a Cisco 677 SOHO-Telecommuter ADSL Router. As far as the line is concerned its working properly, what I wanted to find out was If we make a NT 4.0 Multihome system, what would be the best proxy/firewall software combination that could be installed to improve security and grant restricted access previliges.

Would appreciate a quick reply... Thanks.

04-29-2001 10:13 AM IP: Logged

Since I have to implement the firewall at the enterprise level, security and permissions were and are the main issue over here. After a lot of research, my search ended with a couple of products. The first is 'Sygate Office Network' by 'Sygate' and the second being 'Gauntlet for Windows NT' by our very known 'PGP' guys aka 'Network Associates'. Now you only need a triple PHD to figure out how to configure Gauntlet for your needs. Sygate on the other hand is easy to configure but has very little control over users. Same goes for Gauntlet with the exception that it provides User authentication configured for each and every protocol individually which would make a lot of fuss. Anyway, since both of these have their ups and down sides, I went on with Wingate v4.2 (btw sti... Read more

A:Sharing an Internet Connection / Best Proxy + Firewall Implemetation.

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I've been having a ton of problems since my boyfriend clicked on an email he thought was authentic from an ebay fraud. Web pages have been slow to not responsive, I kept getting errors about remote server refusing connections, the lan service kept showing proxy server settings and when I would uncheck the box, it just went back again and the check reappears. I tried a system restore and when it came back on it was doing something with new settings and there was never a box or anything with an option to make new settings from the restore. I've done this a few times before and never had settings load like this did. Since then everything seems to have problems. Also, I cannot view the wireless adapter properties because it says I don't have administrative privileges which is what I sign in under I think and also when I click on the show characters under the password it never shows it now just makes the check disappear. I ran hijack and this is what I got:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:16:34 AM, on 2/17/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16428)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass\TouchControl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass\IEWebSiteLogon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP On Screen Display\HPOSD.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP CoolSense\CoolSense.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program... Read more

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My friend has his Xbox 360 connect to the Internet using Internet Connection Sharing by means of an ethernet cable connected between his 360 and his laptop. Is there anyway to have the 360 keep a static IP in that setup? I've tried using the "Make It Static" tool provided by PortForward.com but it won't work on his local network adapter.

A:Setting A Static IP On A Wireless Card Using Internet Connection Sharing

Tell him to use bridging, it eliminates the NAT layer of ICS and will probably work better. You'll also be able to configure the XBOX for a static IP address as if it were directly connected.
Bridging two network connections:
Make sure the secondary connection has DHCP enabled.
Open the Network Connections folder from the Start Menu, Settings.
Select the first connection to be used in the bridge and highlight it by left clicking on it.
Holding the Ctrl key, select the second connection to be used in the bridge by left clicking on it.
Right click on one of the two highlighted connections and select Bridge Connections.


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So, I have two desktops and one has a wifi adapter. I connected them with ethernet cable and tried to share the connection to another one, but I can't seem to set it up. A few weeks ago, I had the wifi adapter on the other computer and sharing was successful, I have no idea why it won't work vice versa...

A:Help setting up a connection sharing on Windows 8.1...

You really need to get a router, and not share the connection between the two.  Routers are now under $20 for a base starter unit.

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Please, could someone help me out ( step-by-step) with how to set up a proxy server connection thru windows xp internet settings?



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I have a Windows 8.1 Laptop that keeps getting it's Use Proxy Server setting turned on in Internet Options.  I uncheck it, click OK, click Lan Settings and it's checked again.  I've run Rkill, Adwcleaner, JRT, Tdsskiller, and run a full Malwarebytes.  I am currently running a sfc /scannow, as I couldn't get gpedit.msc to load.  Any ideas?
Here's my Adwcleaner(SO).txt
# AdwCleaner v4.206 - Logfile created 05/06/2015 at 11:43:39
# Updated 01/06/2015 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-05-31.5 [Local]
# Operating system : Windows 8.1  (x64)
# Username : reginaldscott - HERMAN
# Running from : C:\Users\reginald\Desktop\phillip\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Cleaning
***** [ Services ] *****
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Kromtech
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WinZip Driver Updater
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\globalUpdate
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\SearchProtect
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\App Client
Folder Deleted : C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\SearchProtect
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\reginald\AppData\Local\globalUpdate
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\reginald\AppData\Local\GeniusBox
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\reginald\AppData\Local\Kromtech
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\reginald\AppData\LocalLow\zoomify
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A:Windows 8.1 Laptop keeps setting Internet Explorer Proxy Server

Download and run wipe  and system ninja,
Go ahead and install ccleaner Now that you have the program installed go ahead and run the cleaner function.
Now that you have cleaned out some temp files, lets go ahead and disable all of the items starting up with your machine except your antivirus. To do this you will need to click on tools then start up select each item then disable.
Now that you have disabled those un-needed start ups lets go into the settings, we will have Ccleaner run when your machine boots, so that you will never have to worry about cleaning temp files again.To do this:
Hit options.
Place a tick to run Ccleaner when the computer starts.

Now go to the advanced tab, and select close program after cleaning, now run the cleaner again this will close Ccleaner.
Reboot your machine and then follow the  instructions below.
Step 1: eScanAV.
Disable your antivirus prior to this scan.
Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadcounter.asp?pcode=MWAV&src=english_dwn&type=alter
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I have a T1 line coming in, then it goes through my proxy server for 4 employees. I am wondering if I can split the T1 with just a cheap little thingy like you can at home with your phone line. I want the raw T1 connection for myself, bypassing the proxy server and I want my employees to keep using the Proxy. Is it that simple ? Do I need to throw in a cheap router ? Thank you for your help !!

A:T1 Connection Sharing and Proxy Settings

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Is there any way to he IE proxy settings apply via gpo when users are on the LAN and to be disabled when the laptop users are remote.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, as most of the laptop users need to manually change the proxy settings for getting connected to internet.
Kumar G

A:Automatic Disable of Proxy setting based on network connection.


Based my research, this may not be accomplished with Group Policy. 
Best Regards,
Kim Zhou
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how can i Configure proxy setting for IE on the registry

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Since all the versions of AOL that I know of do not support ICS natively, I heard there is a way to get around it by using a proxy server. The problem is I never used a proxy server before. Does anyone know the exact steps of setting up such a connection? Currently I using AOL with dial-up connection and ad-hoc wireless network setup in a workgroup environment. Any hint would be much appreciated.

A:Internet Sharing with AOL using proxy


I'am using AOL as well.and use a program called AnalogX as a proxy server,works ok for me and it comes with easy instructions and you can d/l it for free.


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I really need some help with a really tough virus. My internet proxy setting keep getting changed. Even when I do a virus scan it says nothing and Hijack this shows is R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http= - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localandO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /autoO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Win32 Firewall] C:\DOCUME~1\Joe\LOCALS~1\Temp\198.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Win32 Firewall] C:\DOCUME~1\Joe\LOCALS~1\Temp\198.exeI know there is more to the log but these are the ones that I am having the most trouble with. I deleted my temp folder and removed all these entires from Hijack but they keep coming back. The 198.exe changing to a different number after it is removed so now it would be O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Win32 Firewall] C:\DOCUME~1\Joe\LOCALS~1\Temp\696.exe. I believe there is a rundll file doing this.I had a crap load of virus on my computer that avast and hijack and GMER and rootappeal were able to get rid of by I cant get rid of this one. Also I did turn off system restore and tried that but it didnt work either.Here is my full Hijack l... Read more

A:My internet proxy setting keep getting changed

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I seem to recall that when you change the proxy settings for Internet Explorer, it's not just IE you are changing. IEs proxy settings are somehow the proxy settings for other apps and the OS as well. Can anyone confirm this? What connections are affected if I add a proxy in IE?

A:Internet Explorer Proxy Setting

The proxy settings in Internet Explorer preferences are for IE and any system function that needs Internet access, such as Windows Update. In a large network going through a company proxy server is often the only way to access the Internet. Many applications choose to use these settings while others have their own configuration options. Many will use the system setting by default but provide the means to override this. Applications are free to do whatever they want regarding proxy servers.

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Dear Sir,
We have written a script for proxy setting. Whenever we run this script proxy setting gets change, but not get affected for use. It goes to old proxy server. Request to help.

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Hi all

I am trying to setup internet conection sharing on my windows xp pc, but it keeps on saying that there is an IP conflict. After some googling, I found that ICS uses by default. The problem is that my router also uses this by default.

I don't have access to the router to change the settings on it, and have been unable to find a way of changing the IP that ICS uses.

If anyone knows of a way to sort this out, it would be much apriciated.

A:windows xp internet connection sharing

If a router is available why are you setting up ICS? All devices should just connect directly to the router for internet access.

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Is it possible to block or allow specific IP's to share an internet connection using the windows software? Is there another program I can use if this is not possible that is more flexible?

A:Windows [XP] Internet Connection Sharing

Here's a great MS article that explains the setup process, which can be undo to stop it.


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Is not a good idea.

Wedor wrote:
> and BluesDog will be relieved becuse
> you won't have ICS available
> Personally I'm not big on people telling
> me "I told you so" when they occaisionally
> end up being right about something.

Oh, is this personal? I'm not big on people dissing me for expressing my opinion.

This bizness of people having multiple computers in their home is a trend. I deal with it daily. IMHO, if large numbers of people think they should just connect their computers together, share their internet connections using Windows ICS, and not worry about things like routers and firewalls, then there will be large numbers of problems.

I will not be right occasionally, i will be right a lot. And i'm actually trying to prevent that.



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A:Can't remove PROXY Setting in Internet Settings

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===You should enable these programs if not already done.AV: Windows Defender (Disabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}AS: Windows Defender (Disabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}Windows Firewall is disabled.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. start

(Microsoft Corporation) C:\ProgramData\Windows Security\winsecurity.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Dsq\network\sysnetwk.exe
() C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Dsq\browser\syshostctl.exe
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
Winlogon\Notify\igfxcui: igfxdev.dll [X]
GroupPolicy: Restriction - Chrome <======= ATTENTION
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
ProxyEnable: [S-1-5-21-1258154719-1264982004-2341163665-1001] => Proxy is enabled.
ProxyServer: [S-1-5-21-1258154719-1264982004-2341163665-1001] => http=;https=
ManualProxies: 1http=;https=
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction ... Read more

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Okay, I'm not sure how precise that topic is, so I try to clarify.

I have:
-Desktop pc with Windows XP Pro SP3 with internet connection.
-Vanilla Eee PC 901 (Linux)

I live in a student housing foundation's apartment, and there is a local area network based Internet connection in every apartment. The downside is that we have a restriction of only one MAC-adress allowed per tenant. But anyway for that reason I don't have a router or modem for it's not needed.

What I'd like to do is to have my desktop computer share its internet connection to my laptop with WLAN. Or something like that.

Also, I have no real experience with Unix-like operating systems.

A:Windows XP sharing internet connection to Eee PC over WLAN

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hi guys, i have windows 7 ultimate (Build 7600)

i have 2 user account for me and my brother and my internet connection is

PPPoE, but the problem is i can't use the internet connection sharing on both

accounts, every time i switch between users i must setup the internet

connection sharing again.

Please Help !

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I have a Sony Vaio VPCEB26FG laptop, Ipod Touch 8GB.
I have connected the ethernet port to an internet connection with a dynamic IP. I have done the Ad-hoc connection so that laptop acts as a Wi-fi hotspot, and i can connect the Ipod to this hotspot through Wi-Fi.
I am able to connect the Ipod to the hotspot, but not able to share the internet access.The LAN adapter is not allowing me to share the internet connection. Whenever i try to give the share access it says "An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled. (null)??

Checked out all the services related to ICS and all were running fine.
The internet connection is also fine, no problems found with that. Just that i am not able to share the internet access.
Any solutions for this?

A:Internet Connection Sharing problem in Windows 7

I have had exactly the same problem as you on multiple occasions. Opposed to messing around with complicated configurations I would always recomend the use of Connectify (Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot).

Connectify turns any computer with a WiFi card into a completely configurable WiFi hotspot and it can be up and running in a couple of minutes.

Another advantage of Connectify is that it doesn't require you to be using a fixed connection (ehternet) to share the internet connection via WiFi. You can be connected to your router via WiFi and be acting as a WiFi network off the same WiFi card.

I hope this solves your networking problems as it did mine.


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my firewall does not start and the function in services.msc also does not start. there are no viruses in my pc. please help.....

A:windows firewall/internet connection sharing

sanket 912, what service pack is your windows xp and what firewall software are you running. might be compatibility issues but if we here at the forums have the information we can be of further assistance to you. also it wouldn't hurt to run and post a hijackthis! logfile so we can see what services are running on your computer. also...have you tried uninstalling, rebooting, and reinstalling the firewall software?

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My friend lives in an area where the only possible internet connection is through a CDMA USB device. They have multiple computers all connected through a host computer sharing this CDMA connection.

Recently they had a major problem with the Windows XP machine that was acting as host. So they bought a new desktop computer (HP PRE with Intel Core i7). I got them a copy of Windows 8 Pro and installed it on the host. Everything was going great until it was time to share the internet connection! I clicked on the CDMA device and clicked to share the connection using the ethernet connector as the shared device. The Ethernet cable goes to wireless router plugged into 1 of 4 switch connectors. All WAN features are turned off on router. I set the router's local IP to an address in same subnet as shared connection on host machine (
Then I connected a 2nd computer to the wireless router. This computer connects great! It gets an valid IP address from host. I can connect from 2nd computer to host to browse files on host, no problem. However, the 2nd computer can not connect to the internet.

When it first connects, the 2nd computer shows internet access, but after 30 seconds or so, internet access is disabled.
Can't seem to find any answers anywhere! Any ideas? Already thought of dropping back to Windows 7!

Thanks for any help you may have.

A:Internet Connection sharing problem with Windows 8

I have set up a home group network with three computers, one, HP 20 All in One desk top, recently purchased with Windows 8 factory installed. The second an HP desktop 6207 with Windows 7 and an HP 3700 Slimline with Windows Vista. It wasn't easy.

My Cable Company gave me a free Netgear N600 wireless router and set it up for me. But they wouldn't touch the other two computers or network, that was out of scope and responsibility. So I went to Barnes & Noble and Noble and bought two books #1 Windows 8 Step by Step #2 Set up a Network Step by Step Windows 7.

Suffice it to say that Windows 8 makes it easy it set up a network but none the less it is certainly loaded with a myriad of options and alternatives. There are numerous ways to set up the network and numerous "protections and passwords". Since the network is in my home secure, and there are no other users, I kept it, as they say, simple/stupid.

First I learned that trying to set up a network with three different versions of Windows isn't in the cards. So I upgraded #2 from W7 to W8. Whereas I couldn't print in 7 I could in 8. The older, Slimline isn't eligible. It has all system requirements except RAM. W8 takes 2 GB of RAM. It only has 839 MB. So I can't upgrade to W8. But I can get it on the network and it will open IE and Internet access.

The whole network setup is found in the control panel under network and sharing. But that isn't the place to set it up. It is set up under "charms" *( mouse a... Read more

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I have a windows vista system that is a laptop and has a wifi connection and an Ethernet port. I am trying use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) from my windows vista laptop to get internet onto my windows 7 desktop. I plugged my crossover cable to both of the systems, and I turn on sharing on my vista wireless card but nothing happens.

ipconfig windows vista:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::80af:de5e:1a70:a14%13
IPv4 Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:

ipconfig windows 7:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::e03c:50a4:ab8b:9fc0%23
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway: fe80::80af:de5e:1a70:a14%23

I noticed that on the windows 7 pc, the IPv4 address is 169.254.x.x instead of the usual 192.168.x.x and the Subnet Mask is Does this make a big difference? And how would I fix this problem? Thanks in advance.

A:Internet Connection Sharing help between Vista and Windows 7

Ipconfig on vista should give 2 ip addresses!! 1 for LAN and one for wireless. Post both. Also both subnet masks

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Yesterday my pc was formatted.

Today i started using internet as usual. After some 10 or 15 minutes, browser got hanged..then i clicked below on the computer icon(which is the internet) on the task bar.It was also hanged. So,I right clicked and opened network connections, from there also i cant able to disconnect the internet.

When i clicked change Windows Firewall settings, it says :

Windows Firewall cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing(ICS) service ?

I clicked Yes.
Then it said ----- Could not start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service on Local Computer. Error 5: Access is denied

Im restarting pc for 10 or 15 minutes. Its more than annoying. I turned on Windows Firewall and turned off the firewall iam using.Now there is no problem.

Im using Comodo firewall. There is no problem in that firewall. I have used this firewall before my pc was formatted.
There is something which turns off the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service within 10 or 15 mins if i use comodo firewall. I dont know what it is...

Anyone have any idea ?

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Hi to all. I'm new in this website. I need somebody's help. I have sony vaio smart screen touch computer and with OS windows 8. I want to share my wired(LAN) internet connection to my iphone device through wifi. I don't know how set up this sharing of internet.

A:Sharing wired(LAN) internet connection on windows 8

If the "iphone device" supports ad-hoc wireless then set up an ad-hoc wireless network between it and the PC. I'd start with no encryption and then encrypt it after getting it working.

You can then enable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on the ethernet connection that has internet access. If the ethernet is connected to a router then instead of ICS you can bridge the two connections.

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This happened right when I got my windows 7 PC. I am sharing connection with my brother using a router, a internet box interfering with my phone line and a Prosafe 8 Gigabit smart switch. But when ever my bro loads something i lag and when ever i load something, he lags. But for some reason, when I load online games like A.V.A. and Crossfire, we dont lag each other. Like downloads lag A LOT. Please help I am tired of this nonsense.

A:Windows 7 Sharing internet connection glitch

I know. I delete some of the useless progresses and stuff but it still happens Me and my brother both do it but still happens. THis didnt happen to me with my windows XP

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Hi, I am experiencing problems trying to get ics on my winme system. I get a message ndis,vxd device driver not loading. Microsoft Knowledge base suggests that I delete programs that are acting as DHCP server. Unfortunately I don't have a scooby do as to how I ascertain which programs are acting as such. I am using Devolo d-lan adapters to network. I also have Zone alarm firewall installed. Appreciate any help.
Cheers RRold : :hotbounce :hotbounce

A:Problems with Internet connection sharing Windows ME

Things like routers ,prinnt servers etc. can perform DHCP. In Windows( I.E.) some connection settings like "automatic connection settings" can cause your error.
I would check any ISP connections that may existing and Delete them all.Then check the Property's pages on each of your Ethernet cards and uninstall all protocals and Windows connection components.
Then start from scratch to add the IP connection and then the ICS. You probably need your Windows CD on hand as you re-install.
Remember to shut off all programs,TSR"s and unecessary services to load any drivers.
Me is famous for corrupting Driver installs.

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After removal of a Rootkit with Combofix, I can no longer get on the Internet, however everything else seems to be working fine. Here is what I get when trying to restart the Windows Firewall/Internet Sharing Connection Service. (Could not start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified).

The OS is Xp Media Center Edition, SP3. Trend Micro Anti-Virus

Any Ideas?

A:Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing

Hi -For Error 2 try thisThank You -

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Hi Folks,

After too many hours of reading and trying various things. It appears that Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) from USB 3G Modems has been broken in Windows 8.1.

On my Desktop PC, which uses Windows 2000 Server, I am able to share a Huawei E156B USB 3G Modem to 1 of the Ethernet ports to which is connected a Netgear Router with 4 LAN ports and a Wireless Antenna which broadcasts a signal that can be used by my smartphone.

On my recently acquired Lenovo B590 Laptop, I use the same SIM chip in a Huawei E3131 USB 3G Modem but have not been able to share the connection with the Ethernet port. I get the dreaded Unidentified Network and Limited connection statuses.

I tried the older modem but it doesn't appear to be compatible and I couldn't find any drivers for it for Windows 8.1.

I also tried sharing to an Ad Hoc Connection as the Laptop also has a Wireless NIC (Network Interface Card). The phone can see the signal broadcast by the Wireless NIC but is not able to communicate with the Internet.

I have tested the E3131 USB modem with the Netgear router with a friend's Dell Inspiron 1545 that has Windows Vista installed and I was able to establish the sharing of the Internet Connection to the Router and hence could also access the Internet with the smartphone.

As soon as I am able I will perform the same test on the Laptop, of another friend, which has Windows 7 installed.

Given that adding an Ad Hoc connection was removed from the GUI interface of Windows 8.1, I am ... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 - Internet Connection Sharing - USB 3G Modem


Following up on the idea that maybe the Firmware or Connection Manager software needed updating, I did some more searching in this regard. I didn't find any recently listed drivers for my modem but on searching for a Windows 8.1 version of Mobile Partner, Huawei's Connection Manager, I discovered the following page.

Mobile Partner Version Released | HuaweiNews

This provided a later version than the customised version provided by my ISP. With mention of WiFi Direct on the above page, I was cautiously hopeful that I may have found the solution I was looking for.

So, I installed the latest version and configured it the same as that which was provided by my ISP and BINGO.

I was able to share the connection with my Ethernet port and hence the smartphone could access the Internet via the wireless signal from the router.

I still need to test whether I can also share the connection to the Wireless NIC. I'll report back soon.

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I have strange issue with Windows 8.1 x64 Pro with Media Center. Since it was upgraded from 8, there have been issues with Software Store. Despite internet connection working fine with Firefox and other applications, Store would not connect to the internet. After long investigation I found out that Proxy server setting in Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings must be disabled in order to get Store working again. For some reason proxy server only stays disabled for the current session, which means when the windows is rebooted it comes back enabled again. My question is how to make it stay permanently disabled, as I don't use any proxy. Thanks.

A:Internet Options Proxy Server setting won't stay off.

Try resetting IE11, Tools> Internet Options Advanced tab, Reset button.

Others have this same problem not sure why.

LAN Connection settings keep changing back to proxy server after - Microsoft Community

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I have a local authenticated proxy server in my environment which is not on the local domain. It is a standalone proxy server and had specific login credentials.
When I try to access internet on internet explorer, I am prompted to enter proxy server login details. Also when i execute "invoke-webrequest" command on powershell, i get the error. Details below:

Invoke-WebRequest -uri
Invoke-WebRequest :
Access Denied (authentication_failed)
Your credentials could not be authenticated: "Credentials are missing.". You will not be permitted access until your
credentials can be verified.
This is typically caused by an incorrect username and/or password, but could also be caused by network problems.
For assistance, contact your network support team.
At line:1 char:1
+ Invoke-WebRequest -uri
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (System.Net.HttpWebRequest:HttpWebRequest) [Invoke-WebRequest], WebExc
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : WebCmdletWebResponseException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.InvokeWebRequestCommand
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Hi All

I want traffic to a specific secure website(*.paypal.com) to go through a Proxy server and port - on port 1818

Now, I know under Internet Options, you can specify a proxy address, but then all traffic will go through that Proxy. I want to direct traffic ONLY to *.paypal.com to go through the proxy.

Do you perhaps set this in the hosts file like this: 1818 *paypal.com
But I don't think this will work Any idea how to do this? certainly it must be possible?


A:Internet Proxy Setting for one specific domain address

What's the purpose of directing traffic for that one website through the proxy?

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My internet was working fine, i thought it was the cat5 cable came loose but no cause i can connect on the network and transfer files and what things.. my other computer connects to the internet just fine..

I use firefox and my proxy settings were changed, so under configure proxies to access the internet, i checked No proxy, since that is the default option when i don't use a proxy but after clicking ok, ok and restarting

Nothing changed and now I don't know what to do to restore the connection.

A:Internet not working and I've tried to reset original no proxy setting

I'm going to have this moved to the Storage and Networking forum where your previous thread was posted.

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so i just bought a new comptuer and i dont have a wireless card haha
but the thing is cause i will be moving in 2 weeks where i will have an ethernet connection, i have been using my laptops ics
the laptop was at first xp and the ics was working fine
but then i tried to create a network using the same local area connection and it no longer worked
i tried to set up a new LAN connection but i couldnt get it to work
so i figured its time to upgrade to 7 anyways but its the same problem
ive connected the 2 computers via ethernet cable and enable ICS on the host and set all the IP configurations to automatic just like before but its not working
i think the problem is i share internet using LAN but i recieve internet using WIFI
can anyone shed some light please?
i have little experience with netowrks and such

A:Windows 7 Internet connection sharing isnt working:S

Using a wireless router is the usual method of sharing internet access these days, as opposed to the outdated ICS method. It's also easier to set up, and it doesn't require the "host" computer to be running in order that other computers on the network can have internet access.

Each computer connected to the router, be it wired or wireless, has internet access quite independently of any of the other computers.

With ICS, if the host computer has a major problem such that Windows won't start, no-one on that network will have internet access.

So my advice is buy a wireless router.

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i have lost my IP address, cable modem tech told me to check Windows firewall. when i did it says " windows cannot start windows firewall/internet connection sharing". how do it tturn this back on. to be able to check why i have good signal from my cable modem and mmy area connections shows i am connected but dont have an IP address. diana

A:cannot start windows firewall/internet connection sharing

Your Default Gateway is your Router. Unplug the power plug to the Modem and the Router. Plug the power into just the Modem (unless you have a modem/router combo) When all the lights come up, plug in the power to the Router (unless combo of course)
Now Go to Start/Run and type inetcpl.cpl and press enter/Connections/LAN Settings. Make sure all the boxes are unchecked. Now go to Start/Run and type ncpa.cpl and press enter. Right click the Local Area connection/Properties scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP-IP)/Properties. Make sure Obtain an IP Address and DNS Server Address Automatically are both checked. Now go to Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. IN the Command Prompt type ipconfig /release and press enter. the IP Address changes to Now type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter. Now type ipconfig /renew. Now type ipconfig /all. You should have a new IP address try it again. If you still cannot connect please include the text output of your ipconfig /all in your next post

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Please save my sanity

We have two windows 2000 workstations. One is connected to the internet through a dial-up connection (which is working fine), the other networked to the first via a switch.

Internet Connection Sharing worked for a while then gave up the ghost. I have followed instructions from microsoft and just about any other source going but cannot get it to work again.

I have followed all the info on settings, both pc's have working ethernet cards, can communicate with each other, have dhcp etc. Is there something i'm missing here? I don't need a shortcut to microsofts knowledge base, just correct instructions on how to get ICS working again.

It can't be so difficult, did it at home on 2 win 98 boxes no problem, but have been plugging away at this for ages and its getting embarrasing explaining to the boss.


A:windows 2000 internet connection sharing failure

Hello. This might work for you. Go to the network property window where at the top you have your Ethernet type and at the bottom you have check boxes for different things. Now UNCHECK the TCP/IP check box and say ok. Restart your machine, go back to the same window and CHECK the TCP/IP and say ok to it. Do that to your client machine and see if it works. If it still doesn't work do it to your host machine. Let me know if that works. Good luck to you. LS

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Client devices on the home network can no longer connect to the internet. Given the below troubleshooting the problem appears to be with Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on the server. Can anyone help me fix this?

The home server (Windows 8.1 Enterprise N) connects to the internet through a USB modem. Using Windows' built-in Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) facility, I share this internet connection with the server's ethernet adapter. Plugged into this ethernet
adapter is a wifi adapter which allows wireless devices to connect to the network, access files on the server and surf the web. Macbooks, Windows laptops and Android phones all connect wirelessly. 1 month ago, all of this functioned correctly.

Recently all client devices lost connectivity to the internet, but can still access the network.

- The server can still access the internet without interruption and benchmarks to the same internet speeds.
- Wireless devices can still connect to the network through the wifi adapter. This is evident as the wireless devices have access to files on the server and can still gain remote access to the server using Remote Desktop Connection and TeamViewer.
- Wireless devices can no longer view webpages with Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Also, wireless devices' applications such as Dropbox and Spotify no longer connect.

Help appreciated!

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When i try to start my Windows Firewall from the list of services, I get this error

"Could not start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service on Local Computer. Error 5: Access is denied."

I've tried this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892199) from MS, but still the Firewall wont start

Any help and advice will be very much appreciate

A:Cannot start Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing

Access is denied...??? are u have administrator rights on pc?

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Ok so this last week I've been going through a series of unfortunate events. I'll briefly describe the story, telling of what I know to avoid misinforming anyone who wishes to help me.

A few days ago, I got a virus called AV Protection 2011. If you don't know what that is, its a fake virus that implements itself in your system giving off fake readings of viruses invading your computer. It aims to steal your credit card number and your money, hoping you will buy it to prevent future viruses. I ran my computer in safe mode and ran Malwarebytes AntiMalware to get right of this threat.

A day or so after, I think leftovers of this virus and still had a program called ping.exe infesting my computer, as well as ad popups. Ping.exe can't be deleted in normal mode. When deleted in task manager, it will reform itself in a continuous cycle. This virus takes up alot of computer usage. To solve this problem, I went into safe mode and deleted the ping.exe and ping6.exe in the system32 file. After going back to normal mode, I had no more ad popups or ping.exe occurrences. Currently, this was nighttime. To end the night, I wanted to make sure ping.exe was gone so I ran TDSSKiller to check for any dangerous rootkits. If you've used TDSSKiller, you know you need to restart for the complete cure of the rootkit. I found a dangerous rootkit, cured it, and had to restart my computer. As I was hopping into bed, the computer screen showed a blue screen, displaying some sort of updates on my comput... Read more

A:No Windows Firewall / Internet Connection Sharing Services


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I am doing volunteer work at an organization that is all volunteers (http://www.access-nl.org/) . Since I have some IT skills they have asked me to manage their workgroups network of 8 computers. (This is really out of my field of expertise which is Oracle DB administration, but I enjoy the challenge of getting through the learning curve.)

To build up some hands-on knowledge and experience, I have acquired an extra computer and have installed Windows XP from scratch, i.e. on a completely re-formatted disk. I now want to connect it to our LAN in order to use printer and file sharing and our internet connection which is via a router (?residential gateway?).

I have tried to follow the instructions that I found in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126/en-us (How to config Internet Connection Sharing in Windows XP) but the instructions do not seem applicabale to our configuration (please see the last paragraph above). I have also tried wokring with the chapter "Setting Up a Workgroup Network" in David Pogue's book, "Windows XP Pro, The Missing Manual".

After all is said and done on the client as an administrator or non-administrator, any time I try to go to a webpage via Internet Explorer, I get the message "The page cannot be displayed".

Any suggestions of how I might proceed?

Thanks for you help.

A:Solved: Internet Connection Sharing Windows XP Workgroups

you do not want to set up ICS = that is used to share an internet connection onyour PC to another
Ie you have a modem connected via USB to your PC and you connect the LAN from your PC to another PC or XBOX and it can access the internet via your PC

this should help

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We have two desktop computers, both running Windows XP in our house. They both share a wireless broadband internet connection which works perfectly but I don't understand why file and printer sharing doesn't work. We have run the setup wizards on both PC's but we can only print from the computer directly connected to the printer. What have we done wrong? I'm not good with computers!

A:Internet connection sharing works, but file and printer sharing doesn't work? Help!

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Everytime I change users on Windows XP and connect to the internet, Internet Explorer 7 opens with the Proxy box automatically checked (under Tools>Internet Options>Connections>Settings [for ISP]), causing pages on the internet not to be able to load. Upon unchecking the proxy box, closing IE7 and reopening IE7 (without changing Windows XP user), pages will load fine.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Mom at 18:59:55.20 on Tue 12/22/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1075 [GMT -6:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:Internet Explorer 7 Proxy setting automatically checked when opened

Hi MsKelly,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (scanning or running other tools, updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might interfere with our fixes. Please let me know in your next reply if you agree with this.Please let me know if the issue is not resolved. In that case please post a fresh DDS.txt post. no need for the Attached.txt if you have not installed or uninstalled new software.

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Hello everyone, I have a strange problem. I have set up a small wireless network and the only internet connection available at this time is dial-up. I have configured dial-up networking and internet connection sharing on a win xp machine and set that as the gateway. DUN and ICS work fine... for a while,
however after a time, anywhere from an hour to several hours, ICS seems to just stop working. The gateway machine is able to dial and access the internet itself, but computers on the net cannot connect, although all other networking functions still work (file and print sharing). Creating a new dial-up networking connection fixxed the problem for some time, and then it would happen again. This has me stumped.
I installed SP2 in the hopes that it was a bug, however the problem persists.
Anyone have any advice or seen something like this before?

A:Windows XP Dail-up Networking Internet Connection Sharing Problem

If the other computers on the net "cannot connect" rather than get booted off, could this be a Power Options issue causing power to the wireless device being set to save energy?

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this few days my pc like affect by virus, windows firewall internet connection sharing (ICS) auto stop after few minuts i boot my pc
i suspect virus remove firewall service file, then i restart my pc, the firewall can works for few second after that same thing happen again.
is there any antivirus or tools can kill this melware or virus? kindly advise

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