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  • Question

  • Good evening, all,

    I'm trying to set up my laptop as a SoftAP using Windows 7's Wireless Hosted Networking system. I have been able to set up the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter and use ICS to connect it to my Internet connection. From my Jelly Bean Android phone, I can connect to sites on the Internet using their IP addresses. However, regular URLs don't work, suggesting that DNS isn't working.

    What I've tried:

    1. I've rebooted, reset, reconfigured and refreshed everything, including the Internet-facing device in Windows 7, the Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter and my phone;
    2. I have manually set the IPv4 DNS servers in the MS Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 (Google's public DNS servers) and the DNS servers that my Internet-facing device uses; and
    3. I have read all of the documentation that I can find on MSDN and Google.

    Other information:

    1. My Android phone is not rooted, so I cannot set the DNS servers automatically. I will not root my phone as an experiment because I don't want to wipe all of the information from it;
    2. My computer connects directly to the internet. That is, it doesn not connect through another access point or router. It connects to my modem through an Ethernet cable;
    3. There are no other devices in my network;
    4. Windows Firewall is the only firewall on my computer AND it's set to the default settings; and
    5. Output of ipconfig /all:
      Windows IP Configuration
      
         Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MyComputer
         Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
         Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
         IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
         WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
         DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lan
      
      Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
      
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-D6-35-C2-63
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
         IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : ABCD:EF01:1001:1001:a5bf:5262:ABCD:ABCD(Preferred)
         Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : ABCD:EF01:1001:1001:5033:8bb4:ABCD:ABCD(Preferred)
         Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a5bf:ABCD:ABCD:ABCD%19(Preferred)
         IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.137.1(Preferred)
         Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
         Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
         DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 520103126
         DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-7D-A7-4A-00-24-D6-35-C2-62
      
         DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 8.8.8.8
                                             8.8.4.4
         NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
      
      Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
      
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : lan
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-26-B0-26-08
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
         Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ABCD:ABCD:ABCD:ABCD%14(Preferred)
         IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1(Preferred)
         Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
         Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 24 May 2013 12:03:47
         Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 24 May 2013 22:03:47
         Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
         DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
         DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 385884966
         DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-7D-A7-4A-00-24-D6-35-C2-62
         DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
         NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
      
      Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:
      
         Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-B6-47-80-4A
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
      
      Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
      
         Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-D6-35-C2-62
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
      
      PPP adapter Broadband Connection:
      
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadband Connection
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
         IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : ABCD:EF12:a000:16b:ABCD:ABCD:ABCD:ABCD(Preferred)
         Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ABCD:ABCD:ABCD:ABCD%24(Preferred)
         IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : AB.CD.AB.CD(Preferred)
         Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : AB.CD.AB.CD
         Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::90:ABCD:ABCD:ABCD%24
                                             0.0.0.0
         DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 432840224
         DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-7D-A7-4A-00-24-D6-35-C2-62
      
         DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : ABCD:f2c0::1
                                             ABCD:f2c0::2
                                             AB.CD.154.170
                                             AB.CD.154.22
         NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
      
      Tunnel adapter isatap.phub.net.cable.rogers.com:
      
         Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
      
      Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
      
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
         IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:ABCD:6ab8:ABCD:ABCD:ABCD:ABCD(Preferred)
         Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ABCD:ABCD:ABCD:ABCD%15(Preferred)
         Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
         NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
      
      Tunnel adapter isatap.{0D3E6F12-966E-4E65-8935-5A3DAB8DDA6B}:
      
         Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
      
      Tunnel adapter isatap.{F558431E-4ABE-40CF-82FC-492ABAC8BC0C}:
      
         Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
      
      Tunnel adapter isatap.lan:
      
         Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : lan
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
      
      Tunnel adapter isatap.{40656AAC-A5DC-4D8B-A18E-1BD56B1C03A9}:
      
         Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #5
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
      
      Tunnel adapter isatap.{D0209999-CED4-411D-BDD4-3EA48D758E6D}:
      
         Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #6
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    (NOTE above: I mangled IP addresses to variants of ABCD for some privacy. Assume that they are otherwise valid)

    I'd be very grateful to anyone who could help me with the rest of the configuration.

    Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:09 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Please try to add your wireless rounter to your DNS server.

    Meanwhile, please use other device to test the ICS connection.

    Niki Han
    TechNet Community Support


    • Edited by Niki Han Tuesday, May 28, 2013 3:52 AM
    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharmaEditor Wednesday, June 5, 2013 6:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Friday, June 7, 2013 7:40 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by bordenr Friday, June 7, 2013 7:57 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by bordenr Friday, June 7, 2013 8:01 PM
    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 3:50 AM
  • Thank you for the response, Niki,

    I'm afraid that I don't quite understand the instructions. There is no seperate wireless router or an internal DNS server; only the laptop, modem and my phone. Are you suggesting that I need to set my laptop up as a DNS server? Can I do that in Windows 7 Pro? I've used the phone to test the ICS connection. I can access pages using IP addresses but not URLs because there's no DNS resolution.

    Friday, June 7, 2013 7:59 PM