Vista - ICS error msg

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by drewby doo, Jul 20, 2007.

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    drewby doo Guest

    hey guys, hoping somebody has an idea for this one. i've seen this issue
    described pretty much exactly in one other post, but nobody replied to the
    guy.
    i have a computer running vista ultimate, connected to LAN/WAN via a
    wireless connection to a router. the router and wireless adpater are setup to
    establish an IP using DHCP. i also have an xbox 360 connected to the vista
    machine via a crossover cable to the onboard network adapter. the 360 and
    machine can communicate fine. i'm trying to enable ICS so the 360 can use the
    internet connection, but i get skunked when go into the wireless properties
    and tick the checkbox to "allow other users to connect" and click OK - the
    error msg is "An error occurred while internet connection sharing was being
    enabled." below that is "(null)", likely where an error code should be.

    i had this working a few weeks ago and just recently tried jumping online
    via my 360, but despite my best efforts it's a no-go. does anybody know the
    services required to make ICS work in vista? i did change 2 services
    recently, altho they were almost certainly not related to any network
    functions windows uses. any help would be appreciated, thanks!
     
    drewby doo, Jul 20, 2007
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    Damo Guest

    Hi Drewby Doo,
    I have the same problem. Did you manage to resolve it at all?
    Any information would be very helpful :)

    Cheers

    D.
     
    Damo, Aug 20, 2007
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  3. Hi guys, I'm also having the exactly same problem. Did you resolve that??

    Please let me know.

    Thanks.
     
    Rodrigo Pires, Aug 28, 2007
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    Bolt736, Oct 28, 2007
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    Matt Guest

    Anyone figure this out yet? I'm having exactly the same trouble trying to
    connect my 360 to my pc's internet connection
     
    Matt, Feb 6, 2008
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    Neel Guest

    Same problem here...Hopefully someone has a fix. Think it might have
    something to do with a duplicate IP address (though i think all my devices
    are set to find IP automatically) is it possible that it has something to do
    with a device not on this ICS sharing, but still on the network?
     
    Neel, Feb 8, 2008
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  8. FIXED THIS ISSUE ON MY MACHINE.

    Only after -hours- of tinkering.

    I was getting the "An erroc occurred when enabling internet connection
    sharing. (null)" message also, when attempting to enable ICS on a Sprint
    Mobile Broadband connection, to share with the XBOX 360 over ethernet.

    I have Windows Live OneCare installed for firewall, virus, spyware
    purposes... so, I had Windows Firewall disabled through services, since I am
    using OneCare for firewall.

    I enabled Windows Firewall, and stopped getting the error message. ICS is
    working fine.

    Sooo... a step to try, if you have Windows Firewall disabled through
    services, enable it.
     
    Danny F. Barnes, Mar 2, 2008
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  9. Really fixed!!!


    just enable the forewall again and it will work perfectly

    thx a lot
     
    Mario Rozalén, Mar 10, 2008
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    rocketero Guest

    @ Dany F Barne
    Man, you are a life saver, just right on the money by enabling Window
    Firewall through services.msc

    I saw this thread and people at the beginning like 2 and a half year
    ago

    peace
     
    rocketero, Feb 23, 2010
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    Paul Sutton Guest

    I have been pulling my hair out for days trying to get this to work and finally saw your solution and got it working straight away. THANKS A LOT



    rocketero wrote:

    @ Dany F BarnesMan, you are a life saver, just right on the money by enabling
    23-Feb-10

    @ Dany F Barne
    Man, you are a life saver, just right on the money by enabling Window
    Firewall through services.msc

    I saw this thread and people at the beginning like 2 and a half year
    ago

    peace

    -
    rocketero

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    Vista - ICS error msg
    hey guys, hoping somebody has an idea for this one. i've seen this issue
    described pretty much exactly in one other post, but nobody replied to the
    guy
    i have a computer running vista ultimate, connected to LAN/WAN via a
    wireless connection to a router. the router and wireless adpater are setup to
    establish an IP using DHCP. i also have an xbox 360 connected to the vista
    machine via a crossover cable to the onboard network adapter. the 360 and
    machine can communicate fine. i'm trying to enable ICS so the 360 can use the
    internet connection, but i get skunked when go into the wireless properties
    and tick the checkbox to "allow other users to connect" and click OK - the
    error msg is "An error occurred while internet connection sharing was being
    enabled." below that is "(null)", likely where an error code should be

    i had this working a few weeks ago and just recently tried jumping online
    via my 360, but despite my best efforts it's a no-go. does anybody know the
    services required to make ICS work in vista? i did change 2 services
    recently, altho they were almost certainly not related to any network
    functions windows uses. any help would be appreciated, thanks!

    Hi Drewby Doo, I have the same problem. Did you manage to resolve it at all?
    Hi Drewby Doo
    I have the same problem. Did you manage to resolve it at all
    Any information would be very helpful :

    Cheer

    D

    :

    Hi guys, I'm also having the exactly same problem. Did you resolve that??
    Hi guys, I am also having the exactly same problem. Did you resolve that?

    Please let me know

    Thanks

    :

    Re: Vista - ICS error msg
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/bfd3bd31-82f0-4b9c-9cde-fb92bc2b14771033.mspx

    Re: Vista - ICS error msg

    Thanks for the instructions on how to click the "Share this connection box"
    but on these systems that was already done. it is when the box is checked,
    and the network is re-configuring itself, that this null error message occurs

    Bolt

    Anyone figure this out yet?
    Anyone figure this out yet? I am having exactly the same trouble trying t
    connect my 360 to my pc's internet connection

    Same problem here...Hopefully someone has a fix.
    Same problem here...Hopefully someone has a fix. Think it might have
    something to do with a duplicate IP address (though i think all my devices
    are set to find IP automatically) is it possible that it has something to do
    with a device not on this ICS sharing, but still on the network

    :

    FIXED THIS ISSUE ON MY MACHINE.Only after -hours- of tinkering.
    FIXED THIS ISSUE ON MY MACHINE

    Only after -hours- of tinkering

    I was getting the "An erroc occurred when enabling internet connection
    sharing. (null)" message also, when attempting to enable ICS on a Sprint
    Mobile Broadband connection, to share with the XBOX 360 over ethernet

    I have Windows Live OneCare installed for firewall, virus, spyware
    purposes... so, I had Windows Firewall disabled through services, since I am
    using OneCare for firewall

    I enabled Windows Firewall, and stopped getting the error message. ICS is
    working fine.

    Sooo... a step to try, if you have Windows Firewall disabled through
    services, enable it.

    Really fixed!!!
    Really fixed!!!


    just enable the forewall again and it will work perfectly

    thx a lot

    :

    @ Dany F BarnesMan, you are a life saver, just right on the money by enabling
    @ Dany F Barnes
    Man, you are a life saver, just right on the money by enabling Windows
    Firewall through services.msc.

    I saw this thread and people at the beginning like 2 and a half years
    ago.

    peace !


    --
    rocketero


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    Paul Sutton, May 28, 2010
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    josh magz Guest

    hey Danny i tried that already and it still doesnt work.
    any other suggestions?
     
    josh magz, Aug 19, 2010
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