How to fix issues with Internet Connection Sharing?
Possible causes for issues with Internet connection sharing?
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is an option built in to the system using Microsoft Windows operating system. Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) can be enabled in a computer based on Microsoft Windows operating system, in order to share its Internet connection with computers present on local area networks. With the help of Internet sharing, users could share Internet to other computers which are present in the network. In order to do this you have to perform certain setups in client and host computers. Benefits of sharing Internet over network are that you could transfer your information between different users in a network, you could also reduce the cost of high speed connection, it provides high security and improved privacy. There might arise connection problems and in this most common is the Internet connection sharing failure issues.
Possible reasons due to which Internet connection sharing fails and ways to fix the issue:
- Reasons for failure of Internet connection sharing
- Check for proper connection
- Resolve IP address conflict
Reasons for failure of Internet connection sharing
The Internet connection sharing might fail to connect due to several reasons. This issue arises if the firewall capability in your system is turned on. It could also appear when the system is highly infected by malicious infections like viruses, Trojans etc that block the Internet connection and its sharing capability. This might also occur due to improper connection between the LAN or dial up connection. If the IP or server names given are not specified correctly then you might have to face this connection problem. Outdated drivers might also cause Internet connection sharing problems, before the process users have to ensure that there is proper Internet connection.
Check for proper connection
In order to resolve the Internet connection sharing failure issue, users have to check for proper connection. For that users have to check both; the Internet and the physical connections of their network. Users have to ensure that all the cables are securely in place. You might also have to check that the network interface cards on the system are completely plugged in. Also check the rear end of the cards for indication of green light for proper connection between the computers.
For the failure of Internet connection sharing, users have to check and ensure that they have provided proper and correct IP address. If the IP address given is not correct, it might result in severe issues and also could lead to connection failure. Users might also check whether any IP address conflict has occurred. This would arise due to the existence of the same IP address that you are going to configure in other system. In order to solve this, users have to check and give the exact IP address.
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