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By nu4ever ·
I have a desktop and a laptop that I'm trying to network. I'm using a crossover cable to connect the two. In the Network Setup Wizard I follow all the setup and I am able to see both computers but I can't use the internet on the laptop. The desktop is accting like the server. I have run and rerun the wizard several times. Whatever I do I can't get the laptop on the internet. Any ideas?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Home Network

the answer depends on how you are connecting to the internet. if thru dial up (dialing the internet with a modem) you will need to install ICS (internet connection sharing). it is another wizard, sigh. look in Help. if you connect via broadband then easiest way is get a $40 linksys workgroup hub and connect everybody into that. then you can share internet. see linksys website for more info and step by step howto

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by nu4ever In reply to Home Network

I'm using a dialup modem. The laptop has a bridge built into the network wizard. Like I said earlier I can see the desktop and transfer files between computers but can't share the internet. I know I could go buy a hub and use that but the cheaper option was a crossover cable.

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by TheChas In reply to Home Network

As Sargent Schultz stated, you need to install Internet Connection Sharing on the computer that actually connects to the internet.

Then, create the ICS client disk and set up the second PC as an ICS client.

Chas

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by nu4ever In reply to Home Network

I have run the ICS wizard and created a disk from the desktop and took it over to the laptop. I then ran the ICS wizard on the laptop. I still can't run the internet on the laptop.

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by brian In reply to Home Network

The desktop is going to need to be a proxy server. The ICS will do that or you could use something like analogx. In addition you will need to configure the laptop to use the proxy server for web browsing. Go to IE /tools/internetoptions/connections/lan settings
check the proxy server box at the bottom and use the IP address of the desktop. Setting the protocal will depend on the method of proxy. You may try 80 or 8080 but it may not work and will be dependent upon the settings on the proxy server (desktop) and how the proxy is setup, ICS or other program. Programs will generally use a specific port or allow you to choose one. Also check firewall on both computers.

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by nu4ever In reply to Home Network

brian@comwrx.com, TheChas, sgt_shultz Thanks you guys I have it up and working. Kind of funny I created the netsetup disk on the laptop then installed the network setup on the desktop making sure that I made the desktop act like the server.
Thanks again.

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