I'm connected to the internet wirelessly (via xfinitywifi) on one laptop and I want to share that internet connection via a Linksys BEFSR41 wired router.
So far, I've tried to connect the ethernet cable coming from the laptop with internet access to the "internet" port on the Linksys BEFSR41. I then connected another laptop's ethernet cable to 1 of the 4 ports on the router. This didn't do the job.
I also tried the same setup but with DHCP disabled. This also didn't work.
I tried to connect both ethernet cables to one of the four ports on the Linksys BEFSR41, and still no luck.
On the computer with internet access, I bridged the wireless adapter that has internet access with the wired adapter as well and did not catch any internet waves on the other computer this way either.
EDIT I just tried enabling Internet Connection Sharing on the wired ethernet adapter of the computer that has a connection to the internet, but it also didn't work. It actually booted me from the working wireless connection that I was and and still am using. I'm guessing that this option is if you don't use a router but just connect two computers directly via an ethernet cable.
I know that I have to change some settings on the Linksys BEFSR41 and supply the ipconfig values on the computer connected to the internet somewhere in the router setup page to get my desired results. I have looked around on this site and others for what I suspect should be a simple setup, but I can't find the right guide on setting the router up so that it get's it's internet connection from the one computer that already has a connection.
Can someone walk me through setting up the router and the two computers so that the internet connection is shared via the Linksys BEFSR41 wired router?
I have access to, and can edit, the settings of both computers' adapters and the router's settings as well. I just can't get it working right.