Saturday, August 28, 2010


How To Fix Internet Sharing Error 0x80004005 In Windows

Users using windows 7, windows vista may come across error code " 0x80004005" while trying to share the internet connection between two or more PCs.
Asuming that the two computers are connecting to the same Wireless Router, and that both can access the Internet.
Win7 when configured on peer-to-peer Network has three types of Sharing configurations for general file and printer sharing.

HomeGroup Network = Works only between Win 7 computers. This type of configuration makes it very easy to Entry Level Users to start Network sharing. 

Work Network = Basically similar to the previous methods of sharing that let you control what, how, and to whom folders would be shared with. 

Public Sharing = Public Network (like Internet cafe) to reduce security risks.

For best results log to each computer's System Screen and set all the computers to be on a Network with the same name while each computer has its own unique name. 
See if your windows firewall is enabled. If not, enable Windows Firewall in Services (services.msc) and with that the Network sharing error (code: 0x80004005) will not be there. 

Warning: Do not Disable UAC, firewall, antivirus, these has nothing to do with internet sharing.


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December 30, 2010 at 7:52 PM delete

Thanks a ton for the solution man. My brains were boiling when error0x80004005 was displaying while sharing my internet connection.

I turned ON the windows firewall and it went away.

December 30, 2010 at 10:19 PM delete

Nice it helped for you! and thanks for the comment!