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    Default i want internet access

    Hi,

    After unsuccessfully trying to connect to my wifi router with windows 8, I gave up, and I said: I'll keep the old junk pc with xp pro powered on, connected to the wifi router (with no problems whatsoever), and connect win 8 to win xp via LAN to get internet access.

    I thought wrong.

    Windows 8 is so clever, it still doesn't let me go on the internet through the shared internet connection on my xp.
    Strangely I have managed to access shared folders from the xp machine, but internet is off-limits.

    Any ideas?
    Any help?

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    Default Re: i want internet access

    Give us some specifications of your WiFi setup. My Win 8 CP connects without problem to my router. I did not have to do anything special. I used a manual setup and not the WiFi Protected Setup so I could specify my security settings and such. I use the highest security level. It just connects.

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    Default Re: i want internet access

    Problem solved,

    Managed to get online via the XP machine (LAN connected).
    Wifi adapter is a nasty cheap chineze one, so probably drivers won't work properly.
    I'll go and buy a proper one when they'll release a proper win8.

    When I first connected to my LAN network, I have put the IP address in manually (as I always did in XP), but it did not let me through.
    I have found that going in network manager in ctrl panel and "connect to home network" works.
    Only the manager wanted me to connect to WORKsomething network (even before I did specify my network's name), so I had to change the name of the network again to what I wanted, not what it has by default.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: i want internet access

    Try setting up your homegroup. Might fix the problem.

    Goto Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> HomeGroup.

    Shouldnt be to hard figuring out how to start the HomeGroup process from there

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