How to Use Internet Connection Sharing in Windows® 7
Windows 7 is the latest operating system launched by Microsoft. It boasts of many advanced features which were not present in its earlier operating systems like speech, touch and handwriting recognition. It also supports virtual hard-disks and supports multiple file formats. It has an impressive boot performance and kernel improvements.
Internet Connection helps users access the Internet. Internet Connection is the way through which the computers get the access to various resources they need through online. In this, computers are connected to other computers through the means of modem. Examples of modem are cable, DSL, telephone etc. It is the physical connection among the hosting system and the Internet. Internet connection sharing is the capability of a network of two or more system for sharing a single Internet connection. Internet connection sharing could be executed at home for sharing a high-speed DSL or cable connection with all other systems in the household. It is useful for the business purposes for providing Internet access throughout a network with the help of single Internet account.
Here are the details regarding the ICS, its working and how to enable ICS on PCs equipped with Windows 7:
- About ICS
- The working of ICS
- Enable ICS
In many circumstances you want to make use of many systems at a time. But there is only one Internet connection. In those situations if you want to share one Internet connection among various computers you need to use the facility of Internet connection sharing. Using an ad-hoc wireless LAN connection, you could use the Internet connection sharing across the computers you need. ICS could permit a local network of Windows computers to successfully share a single Internet connection. ICS functions as a client/server model. For setting up ICS, one computer must be selected as the server.
The working of ICS
ICS needs one computer, called the host computer, which is connected to the Internet and which has a separate connection to the other system on your network. Then you enable ICS on the Internet connection. The other system on your network then connects to the host computer, and from there to the Internet all the way through the host system’s shared Internet connection. The designated computer must support two network interfaces, one directly connected to the Internet and the other associated to the remainder of the LAN. ICS integrates a DHCP server that permits clients to access their local addresses automatically than needing to be set manually.
Firstly click the 'Change adapter settings.' Then right-click on the Ethernet adapter connected to the Internet and choose "Properties" from the menu which opens. Then select the Go Sharing tab and verify the box beside "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection." Then select 'OK' to affect your changes. The Internet connection is now shared over the wireless PCI card. Next open the 'Network and Internet' control panel on the other system and click the 'Change adapter settings' link. Then right-click on the wireless adapter of the computer and click 'Properties.' Choose "Internet Protocol Version 6" and choose the 'Properties' button. Then set to get the IP address automatically.
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