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  1. #11


    ^ Yeah, you have stumbled onto a very specific problem that other people won't ever see.

    Is there not a router or device that you could utilize to share out this connection rather than having to rely on ICS?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 93
    W8 Pro 9200


    IMO your technology limitations highlight the root of your frustration.
    There are many things that can be done to CUSTOMIZE and CONFIGURE your OS to fit YOUR PERSONAL needs.
    Google is a great friend if you know what you are looking for.
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    So I guess you need Internet Connection Sharing? That is not in Windows 8? Yes it is - Have you tried turning on the service?

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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Probably would have been better to start with that you can't do internet sharing with your Xbox with your 3G adapter.
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  5. #15


    A word of apology to the OP, first of all. But the original post is the living embodiment of why I almost had a mental breakdown working in IT support. People would call come to me all mad with a problem. Then they made me play scavenger hunt to figure out what their symptoms are. No, "it doesn't work" won't cut it. Can you imagine calling up your doctor and say "doc, there's something wrong with me, fix it. No, I will never ever tell you what my symptoms are. Start asking questions and I'll give you a yes or no answer."

    Anyway, the solution to the OP's problem is virtual router plus. It's free and very self explanatory. Please post further questions here and I will be glad to answer them.
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    That looks good, thanx Good I - That might help me with my problems which are similar to the OPs. I run a Plex server which keeps getting booted offline.
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  7. #17


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    So I guess you need Internet Connection Sharing? That is not in Windows 8? Yes it is - Have you tried turning on the service?

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    I am absolutely unable to share anything (Folders, files, printers) from Windows 7 TO Windows 8 with the "Computer Browser" service running. I don't recall if it is set to manual or automatic by default but it must be diasbled to share with a W7 computer. It is a shot in the dark but what the hey. Make sure the ICS service is running as suggested and disable the Computer Browser service and see if it works.
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  8. #18


    Okay, firstly thanks for the response from everybody.

    Coke Robot: You can share a 3G dongle's internet to connect to Xbox live, as many people have been able to do so, and i have also when I had windows 7 and xp.

    pparks1: I do know of some other ways to share the connection either virtual router plus or purchasing a router. I have considered purchasing a router, but I would first need to find the correct router which would be able to cater to my needs. I have also tried using virtual router plus, which can be used to share my dongles internet to wirelessly connect my Xbox up. What annoys me is that you could do this on windows 7 without using a program.

    However,

    goodintentions: I have tried using virtual router plus, and at first it seemed great and was working perfectly. But then i discovered i would have to purchase an additional version of virtual router to be able to share my dongles internet. If it was free it would be fine, but i don't want to purchase something that may not work correctly.

    So does anyone have any other suggestions? or could anyone point me into the right direction to purchasing the correct router required for my needs ?
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  9. #19


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Linksys/Cisco or Dlink - You have more control over how to set IP addresses - Let me take a guess here in that you have a netgear router? toss it in the trash and get a real router.
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  10. #20


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    How about "Connectify Pro" - Will that work?
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