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ICS with Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter and LAN simultaneously RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to share my Internet connection with two computers: one connected to the host computer by wired LAN and another (a laptop) connected to the host computer by WiFi. My host computer has 3 NICs: two wired and one wireless.

    Back in Win XP I used the host's computer WiFi card in SoftAP mode, bridged the LAN and WLAN connections, thus creating a MAC bridge miniport and enabled ICS for the MAC bridge miniport. Everything worked flawlessly, both clients had access to the internet trough the host computer.

    In WIN 7 i connect the laptop using Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter (i.e. using SoftAP) but this adapter cannot be bridged with the LAN adapter connecting the second client, thus i cannot enable ICS for both clients simultaneously!

    Is there a way to enable ICS for both clients (without using ad-hoc network or adding a WiFi card to the client currently connected using LAN) ?

    All i want to do is to use the same configuration i used in Win XP.....

     

    Friday, September 24, 2010 10:34 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    Please try:

     

    1.     Setup ICS between two wired network card, please visit the following link for steps:

     

    Step by step Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) setup in Vista

     

    Please note: we provide the third party link for technical use only. There may be some changes without notice, Microsoft doesn’t guarantee any accuracy on contacting information.

     

    2.     Change Windows 7 to a WiFi Router and share the internet with the laptop. You could use a free software called connectify:

     

    Turn Your Windows 7 Computer Into a WiFi Router In 5 Minutes, Free & No Hardware

     

    Please note: we provide the third party link for technical use only. There may be some changes without notice, Microsoft doesn’t guarantee any accuracy on contacting information.

     

    Best Regards

    Dale


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  • Hi

    The problem is to share internet connection with a wired and a wireless adapters simultaneously (when the wireless adapter is in WiFi router mode).

    I don't see how it can be done since i can not bridge the two connections.

    If this is possible, I would appreciate if you explain how it can be done.

    Thursday, September 30, 2010 8:00 AM
  • Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter can be briged with the LAN adapter with the help of Network Bridging Utility. So you will be able to share internet connection via WiFi and LAN simultaneously.

    Website - _http://sourceforge.net/projects/networkbridgingutility/

    Documentation - _http://sourceforge.net/p/networkbridgingutility/wiki/

    That software is a command line utility to administrate network bridges in Windows 7, 8/8.1.

    I have used it with great success.

    It was hard for me to find this solution, so I place here some keywords for search engines to make searching easier for other people:

    Virtual WiFi Miniport, MAC bridge, LAN Adapter, ICS, Internet Connection Sharing,


    Thursday, January 28, 2016 4:22 PM