Today we are dealing with an error seen in Windows PC at the time of sharing the Internet Connection. Actually, this message was reported by Ivan from Australia, who had Google this issue several times and unable to find any solution. Finally, he saw this site and posted his issue. Anyway Thanks for your posting and we are with a working solution of “An error occurred while internet connection sharing was being enabled null” issue.
Here is the message I received from Ivan

Respected Sir,
I am Ivan working as a professor in a university at Melbourne. Last day, I was forced to make ICS [Internet Connection Sharing] through my Laptop. I searched for a long time for finding the solution but didn’t got any working solution till no. Kindly resolve my issue.

Solution for An error occurred while internet connection sharing was being enabled (null) issue

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Check this before going further
For enabling ICS [Internet Connection Sharing) on your computer, you must enable some features properly. Here are those features that you need to enable.

  •  Network Connections
  • Plug And Play
  • Telephony
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • Remote Access Connection Manager
  • Application Layer Gateway Servic
  • Network Location Awareness (NLA)

An error occurred while internet connection sharing was being enabled
If you don’t know how to enable this follow the steps below
♦ Click Start Button
♦ Run
♦ Type “services.msc” and press enter.
Now you can see a huge list and filter what all services you want as I told above.

Enabled all the above and still having the same issue

Now you need to consider about this case. The error can be due to the Firewall in Disable mode. No matter you are using an external antivirus software like Kaspersky, Norton etc. Just enable your Firewall and check Internet connection sharing again.
For enabling and making Firewall as automatic starting, follow the instructions below
♦ Click on the Start Button
♦ On the Search box type services.msc and press Enter button
♦ Now you will see a window with lot of services.
♦ There you could see a service for “Windows Firewall”.
An error occurred while internet connection sharing was being enabled
♦ Right Click and choose properties
♦ Select “Automatic” under the Startup type.
An error occurred while internet connection sharing was being enabled
♦ Choose “Start” to start the service
♦ Press “Apply” and click “OK“.
Now Start enabling the ICS and enjoy Internet Sharing without any other issues. Have this solution helped you to resolve this issue forever?  then don’t forget to comment here about your findings. We appreciate your input. You can also shout here if this doesn’t worked for you.

28 thoughts on “[Fix] An error occurred while internet connection sharing was being enabled”

  1. Thanks..it’s the firewall part that fixed it for me. BTW, I don’t think ALGS is required unless you are running a TP app like Connectify . I am sharing using netsh script,it’s running with ALGS disabled.

  2. My network is still not working since I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I just wonder that if the problem is caused by network adapter driver. Anyway, I will try Driver Talent to help me to scan my computer. It might be solve the probblem if the driver is missing or incorrect.

  3. Girish Khapre

    Hi,
    I did all the above stapes, on my win 10 laptop, but the same error “an error accrued while internet connection sharing was being enabled”
    I am using McAfee on my system, checked using turning off firewall in McAfee but no success.
    Thanks
    Girish

  4. i wanna do make my network is shared to my usb wifi (usb wifi tp-link wn727n), but when i go to the properties network i still got the same error messege “An error occurred while internet connection sharing was being enabled null”. by the way, thank you for your concern to my problems.

  5. hi,
    i have connected my laptop to raspberry pi through Ethernet cable, i want share internet to my device, my laptop connected with wifi, i have done all steps what you given, still iam getting same error

  6. mine not worked ……..it says ”an error occurred while internet connection sharing was being enabled.
    “the system cannot find the file specified.”

  7. i am still having this problem i am on windows 10 and i have already reset my PC completely 4 times and the ics only lasts about about a week then it stops working please i need some help i would appreciate it.

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