Saturday, July 19, 2014

How to Set Up Internet Connection Sharing for Windows XP

Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing enables a computer connected to the Internet via a cable or DSL modem to share its connection with other computers connected to it.

  • Method 1 of 2: On the Host Computer

1 Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2 Click Network and Internet Connections, Click Network Connections.

3 Right-click the connection that you use to connect to the Internet. For example, if you connect to the Internet by using a modem, right-click the connection that you want under Dial-up.

4 Click Properties. Click the Advanced tab.

5 Under Internet Connection Sharing, select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box.

6 If you are sharing a dial-up Internet connection, select the Establish a dial-up connection whenever a computer on my network attempts to access the Internet check box if you want to permit your computer to automatically connect to the Internet.

7 Click OK. You receive a message, Click Yes.

  • Method 2 of 2: On the Host Computer

1 Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Network and Internet Connections. Click Network Connections.

2 Right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.

3 Click the General tab, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in the This connection uses the following items list, and then click Properties.

In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, click Obtain an IP address automatically (if it is not already selected), and then click OK.

In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

6 Open your browser to check, if what you did works..

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