How to Share Your Computers WiFi with other Ethernet Enabled Devices by rafomac

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Want to extend your computers WiFi Internet to another device via ethernet cable? We have the solution! This works to connect up X-Box, PS3, and other devices like WiFi Radios.

Microsoft has a functionality called Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) that is made just for this purpose. If the solution below does not answer your question then do some Googling on “ICS”, there is a ton more info out there on this topic.

We will be using Windows 7, but earlier versions are similar.  Be sure your Windows 7 computer is already connected to the Internet via wireless before you start.

CC WiFi Radio connected to a Window 7 Laptop
Click the Windows icon and type “view network connections”, then hit “Enter” on your keyboard.

Right-click on the icon that represents your wireless connection to the internet, then left-click on “Properties”

Go to the “Sharing” tab and check the top box, then choose “Local Area Connection” from the drop down below. No need to check the second box. Just press “OK” at the bottom of the screen.


When everything is ready to go you will see the word “Shared” under your wireless connection to the Internet. Its sharing with your computers ethernet port (also called “Local Area Connection” on this screen).

Now you can connect an ethernet cable to your computers ethernet port and share internet to a second device.

Note: To return normal ethernet port functionality to your computer, just repeat the above and uncheck the top box, then press “OK”

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