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Conecting to the internet through another computer via lan

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June 26, 2012 12:03:52 PM

Hi guys.
How, if possible, do i connect one pc( running on xp) via lan to another pc' internet.(on win7)
I can't take off the IP cause my accounting program needs it.
Any help out there??
June 26, 2012 12:09:55 PM

Yeah. Basically you'll be making one PC into a router.
In win7 go to "Network Connections" and right click on the pc's connection that has the internet. Then properties, sharing. Enable the box for sharing the computer's internet connection.
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June 26, 2012 12:16:11 PM

By doing that it require that all IP addresses should go on auto detect. This will not be possible due to the accounting program requiring fix IP's.
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June 26, 2012 4:40:37 PM

Setup the other system on the same IP range.

You need to explain the setup you have a bit better. How is the other computer connected to the internet? What is the IP used on both systems? Does it matter what IP you have as long as it's set manually for the program?
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June 27, 2012 5:34:45 AM

The computer with the internet access is my server.
I get internet through a data stick which runs on the usb.
The other computer that I needs the internet access on connect through a switch to the server..... my LAN.
I need A fixed IP addresses no matter the address for the accounting software.
Server runs on(let me make sure - lol) windows 7 profesional and the other one on windows xp professional.
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June 27, 2012 2:17:27 PM

wilhelm said:
The computer with the internet access is my server.
I get internet through a data stick which runs on the usb.
The other computer that I needs the internet access on connect through a switch to the server..... my LAN.
I need A fixed IP addresses no matter the address for the accounting software.
Server runs on(let me make sure - lol) windows 7 profesional and the other one on windows xp professional.


Is this USB stick a regular network card like for WiFi that connects to a router, or is it a cell modem that used a cell company data plan?

If it's a data plan card, you can set the IP range to be the same for both computers, 192.168.1.2 for one, 192.168.1.3 for the other, and setup Internet Connection Sharing on the server. Just type ICS in the Help of Windows 7, you will get the steps to do that. Then the two computers will talk to each other and the XP system will be able to connect though the 7 system.
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June 28, 2012 7:29:00 AM

thank you i will try this!
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June 29, 2012 5:49:32 AM

Got it right.
Had to give the Server an IP and had to take off the the other PC's IP's with their DNS back to the server.
Thanx again guys!
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