Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Internet sharing LAN

  1. #1

    Internet sharing LAN


    Hi guys. Recently installed Windows 8 on 2 computers and having a problem with internet sharing via ethernet. The 2 computers are connected via a CAT5 cable. The primary pc uses a desktop modem, which is connected via usb. I have set up my connection as "Broadband", and shared it via ethernet. However, the secondary pc doesn't receive any connection. There is a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. Nothing is wrong with the LAN cable as I can access both hard drives on either PC. Please help. I haven't had this problem with Windows 7.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by tariqp007 View Post
    Hi guys. Recently installed Windows 8 on 2 computers and having a problem with internet sharing via ethernet. The 2 computers are connected via a CAT5 cable. The primary pc uses a desktop modem, which is connected via usb. I have set up my connection as "Broadband", and shared it via ethernet. However, the secondary pc doesn't receive any connection. There is a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. Nothing is wrong with the LAN cable as I can access both hard drives on either PC. Please help. I haven't had this problem with Windows 7.
    I'll direct you to a post I made awhile back on the subject of ICS not working with Windows 8.

    Internet Connection sharing problem with Windows 8

    You can try reading through this TechNet thread on the subject to see if you can find a solution.
    Internet Connection Sharing ( ICS ) not working in Windows 8 CP
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Hi!

    Thanks! run->services.msc->internet connection sharing->startup type-auto(delayed) and restarting the service worked! However, I have to do that each time I restart the PC. Is there no permanent solution yet?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Got a solution that works for me! run->services.msc->routing and remote access must be set to automatic! Leave internet connection sharing as automatic as well.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by tariqp007 View Post
    Got a solution that works for me! run->services.msc->routing and remote access must be set to automatic! Leave internet connection sharing as automatic as well.
    That's good, I'm glad the two solutions from the TechNet paged worked, not so easy to find the one page with those solutions which pertain to Windows 8.

    I'll post them both here so that other can find them more easily.

    Source: Internet Connection Sharing ( ICS ) not working in Windows 8 CP

    And here is a solution:

    Set ICS service start mode to auto(delayed)

    run->services.msc->internet connection sharing->startup type-auto(delayed)

    Restart pc or stop/start service.

    This service will be loaded after windows starting in about 5 minutes (on i7 960), its not immediately start.


    Second solution to make ICS work on start up....

    Go to run->services.msc but then, aside from checking ICS service, CHECK FOR "Routing and Remote Access" if it's not on AUTOMATIC then it needs to be set to Automatic.

    Default is "OFF" , not even "Manual".

    After i changed it for "Automatic" and pressed start, Internet started working.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Thanks man!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Internet sharing LAN
Related Threads
I tired many third-party softwares like mhotspot and Mypublicwifi to share my windows 8.1 internet. It starts and in my phone it connects to the wifi created but I cant use internet in phonne. I cant browse anything and none of my apps loads internet. How can i fix this? what settings do I need to...
I want to set the kids up on their own LAN. We have an ADSL Modem/Router and LAN for our stuff. Some wired and some wifi and that is to stay as it is. I want to put the kids on their own wifi LAN bit with Internet access from our Modem/Router. I have been messing with this a lot and...
I can set up sharing of my internet connection with the WiFi hotspot connection and it works fine until I restart my PC. 50283 Then it reverts to a different setting and I have to manually change it back. 50284
How to Set Up Internet Sharing (tethering) of Cellular Data Connection in Windows Phone 8 If you like, you could turn your Windows Phone 8 into a mobile hotspot by sharing your cellular data connection over Wi-Fi. Other devices that have Wi-Fi can then use your shared data connection to...
Hi, Hosted network is started and my phone is connected; but i cant access internet by Wifi ICS in Windows 8.1 Pro. But in Windows 7 it's fine. Please help. ================Windows 8.1 WLAN driver================ Microsoft Windows (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
I'm having a serious problem trying to connect my other laptops running windows 8, the host laptop that is connected to internet with modem is Compaq Presario g56 laptop also running windows 8, I'm connected to the internet with my evdo modem and this laptop is browsing fine, I download mhotspot...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook