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Sharing a Windows 7 wifi connection

Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:26 pm

I have a Windows 7 PC that is using a Wireless network connection that i want to share on the PI.

I have a working CAT 5 cable (non crossover) that I am using to connect the Win 7 PC to the PI.

I have configured the Windows 7 PC to share the network, Windows states (Unidentified network shared)

However on the PI I get nothing, ive tried several IP based commands and i cant seem to identify anything.

I had it working from a direct cable before, but now im using the cable from the PC I cant seem to get it to work.

I have followed the commands in ... rk#p143654

but anything I try doesnt seem to work.

Its been about 10 years since I last looked at Unix so go easy on me.

Please can you help

Cheers :)

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Re: Sharing a Windows 7 wifi connection

Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:11 am

I just found this page, and I'm having the same problem as you. hopefully we can get this forum link started back up.
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Re: Sharing a Windows 7 wifi connection

Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:49 am

On Windows 7 setup Internet Connection Sharing, then use a RJ45 Ethernet Cable to the Pi, by default the Windows Machine will act as a basic DHCP server, so whatever Operating System you have running on the Pi should need no configuration: ... ows-7.html
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