I basically want my Windows 7 Laptop to function as a switch. (like a router when DHCP is off).
Instead of getting 192.x.x.x addresses, I want public IP address assigned to everyone who connects to my Windows 7 created network, which is this case is 137.x.x.x
So, how do I do that?
I've done this with my router. Lets say for example your router has an IP of 188.8.131.52 then with DHCP disabled, all computers that connect to the router get IPs in the range of 12.34.56.(1-255)..
Disabling DHCP on a router acts a splitter of sorts for the port that the router is plugged in to. When a computer requests an IP address, the request goes past the router to the next level up (for most cases, that is the ISP (In my case, it's a school)).
I want DHCP disabled because my school tracks bandwidth via an IP / MAC address combination, so with DHCP disabled, when people connect to my computer (whenever this question gets answered) they will be using their bandwidth, and not mine (because they will have their own IP assigned by the school (ISP for non-school situations) )