I have a wireless high speed Internet connection, using a wireless network adapter on my PC (Windows 8.1 x64), that I want to share with other computers and laptops in my home (also Windows 8.1). I want to have a home group with them at the same time. The reason why I'm trying to create a home group between computers is more than just sharing files or folders.
I think one of the requirements for having a home group with multiple computers is that they must be in the same subnet (e.g., 192.168.1.x). So far I've tried many ways but I could only share the Internet with other computers and not the home group. The other computers have IP addresses like 192.168.137.42 that weren't in the same subnet with my PC. My PC is getting a static IP address (192.168.1.5), from the wireless network adapter.
Additionally, I have a TP-Link wireless dual-band DSL modem/router/switch and a wireless network adapter that I'm not using, that are available to use with this network.
How can I network computers in my home to have a home group and also share Internat access?
Other computers have both wired and wireless network adapters and the router/switch/modem I mentioned can be used too.
Second Question: When i try to bridge the wireless network that has Internet with the Ethernet network adapter that has no internet, Windows doesn't bridge them and disables the Ethernet. How can I fix this?
If I bridge them, they will be in the same subnet. Would I then be able to connect my router's LAN/WAN port to the Ethernet port and share the Internet?