Desktop connecting through Laptop??How did this happen?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by guitarzan13, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. guitarzan13

    guitarzan13 Guest

    Help!! First Post...I have searched high and low for a solution. No luck...
    Here is my problem...

    I have a Vista desktop and a XP laptop. I installed a Linksys WRT160N router yesterday. My laptop connects to the internet fine through the wireless, however my wired desktop will ONLY connect to the internet if the laptop is online?? What the heck is that about?? What could cause this??
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    The only thing that directly comes to mind is if you somehow got ICS (internet connection sharing) running on the laptop. Outside of that, what ip do you get on both devices, what ip's show for dns? What and how have you tested?
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