Help! – with Internet Connection SharingLocked
I am attempting to share my DSL connection at home between 2 computers.
The PARENT runs XP Home and has plenty of USB ports and 1 Ethernet.
The KID runs Win98SE is older and slower, and has 2 USB ports and 1 Ethernet.
The MODEM is a Westell 6100.
The SERVICE is Verizon DSL
PARENT was originally hooked up to the MODEM by iteself via Ethernet. In order to use ICS I switched it to connect to the MODEM via USB so that I could use the Ethernet to connect to KID. I tried using PARENT’s Network Wizard to setup the ICS and all was ok until I tried to use the Network setup disk the wizard created to use on the clients. The KID wouldn’t run the netsetup file. Said something about restriction..which there are no user restrictions currently, so…what gives?
I did some manual configuring and eventually The PARENT and KID could each see themselves under the WORKGROUP but could not find the other. PARENT could still access internet. But KID couldn’t ping anything.
Please help! I want to get this working (and yes I know it’d be easier with a router but I can’t afford one at the moment)
NOTE: I did notice when I was troubleshooting that the PARENT listed the USB connection with the MODEM as an Ethernet adapter connection when I did IPCONFIG /all.
Thanks in advance!