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Windows 8 PC won't share internet

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    Windows 8 PC won't share internet

    hi, after doing lots of searching i'm beginning to fear that there is no way to solve this.

    i have a windows 8 laptop with a 3G USB modem. i'm trying to share it's internet connection via my wifi network. the other two pc's on the network runs XP and Vista.
    i've managed to get the network working, all pc's see each other and they can share files, etc, but just the damn internet won't share.

    i've changed my router to use the same ip range as the wifi on the windows 8 pc, 192.168.137.x. i've ensured that the modem's network connection is shared. all the pc's belong to the same workgroup called, WORKGROUP.

    in services i have ICS running, i've tried restarting this service as per advice of some other forums.

    what bothers me is that my wifi network on my windows 8 pc shows as "unidentified network", even though i have made sure that everything is set to shared that should be set to shared. so i don't know if that could be part of the problem?

    i've also tried setting up the vista pc with a static ip and setting it's default gateway and primary dns to the same ip as the win8 pc.

    attached are screenshots of my ipconfig.

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      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    You could try setting up the Ad Hoc network from the PC rather than going through the router. You can do this with netsh commands, or use connectify software, or set up a virtual router on your machine.

    How To Create Wireless Ad Hoc Internet Connection In Windows 8

    Virtual Router - Wifi Hot Spot for Windows 8, Windows 7 and 2008 R2 - Home
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8 PC won't share internet
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