I have a desktop (windows 7) connected to the internet wired. I also have a laptop (also windows 7 ) connected to the desktop through wireless homegroup. Homegroup location is set to home. File transfer in homegroup works fine. I also have ICS enabled on the desktop, on the lan connection which is connected to the internet. If I click on 'Settings' on the "Sharing tab of the ICS, non of the services are enabled. The problem is I cannot access the internet from the laptop. Should I enable any of those services in order for my internet connection to work on the laptop ? If I try to ping Yahoo! from the laptop I get : C:\> ping Yahoo! Pinging eu-fp.wa1.b.yahoo.com [126.96.36.199] with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Ping statistics for 188.8.131.52: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss), I can ping the desktop from the laptop. I can also ping the laptop from the desktop. Both get ip adresses like : 192.168.137.1 (the desktop) and 192.168.137.x ( the laptop ). The ip of the laptop changes the final 'x' at the reconnect. So as I figured , dns seems ok, from the ping above. I guess icmp request is not redirected by the laptop, or by the desktop ??? Does anyone know how I should repair the internet connection on the laptop ? I obviously tried the network troubleshooter with no results. I need this to work as soon as possible. Thank you.