Q: Sharing internet connection by using several LAN cards on one host computer This thread is locked from future replies

I'm aware that there are many threads and questions already posted about internet connection sharing but I find my problem very specific. I have one computer running on Windows 7 and it has 3 LAN cards:
1) internet connection
2) connection with 2nd computer
3) connection with 3rd computer (via WiFi, ad-hoc)

The idea is simple - I want to share the internet connection with 2nd and 3rd computer. I belive I understand idea of ICS but there is one thing bothering me - when enabling ICS I have to specify the interface that I want to share internet connection with. When I set it to connection [2] there is no problem with internet connection on the 2nd computer but still there is no internet on the 3rd one and vice-versa. The whole configuration was running fine on XP, but as far as I remember there was no need to specify the 'share' interface so the [1] connection was shared with all others. Is it possible to set up such configuration on Windows 7 without using any additional switch or router devices?

Thanks in advance!




Create a network bridge between connections 2 and 3:

  1. Open the Network Connections folder (Windows Key + R > ncpa.cpl > OK ).
  2. Ctrl-click connections 2 and 3.
  3. Right-click and click Bridge Connections .

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