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Desktop no longer getting internet from Windows 8.1 laptop

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    Windows 8.1

    Desktop no longer getting internet from Windows 8.1 laptop


    I have both a laptop and a desktop, both of which were running Windows 8 until recently, with the desktop not having a wireless internet card. In order to connect it to the internet, I had to pass the internet through it via ethernet cable from my laptop. Well, not that long ago, I updated my laptop to Windows 8.1, and now my desktop recognizes the connection, but I cannot get online at all with it. Is there a simple way to fix this?

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    Windows 8.1


    Given that I only have the one connection, and thus do not have the sharing tab available to me, are there any other possible solutions I can try?
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    You have to have both computers networked first in same group and then turn internet sharing on the computer in the middle.
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Desktop no longer getting internet from Windows 8.1 laptop
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