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By Daz'n'Ash ·
I have 2 computers that need to share a cable internet connection. The both are running Windows XP Pro with SP2 and although the sharing is enabled on both computers, one will not surf the net or connect to any messengers (Yahoo or MSN). I click the properties of the connection and I see that it shows packets sent and received, but can't surf the net or connect messengers. How do I fix this? The master computer is using a USB connection from the cable modem to the computer, then there is a crossover cable that connects both computers.

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by josh In reply to networking 2 computers

Do you have ICS or a proxy setup? if you have had internet working on both machines previously then first try running winsockfix from http://www.eternalisp.com/patches/WinsockFix.exe
Also check to make sure your machine is picking up an IP from the Gateway (Start>run>cmd press enter) then type 'ipconfig' (without ') and you should see an IP with a subnet mask and gateway. Normally along the lines of 192.168.x.x.
If you are getting an IP, then try pinging the gateway IP and respond back with the results. If you get a request timed out, try a new cable, possible back NIC.

If you have NEVER had the internet working on both computer, then you need to setup ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) and setup both machines. Here are a couple of articles for setup and troubleshooting problems with ICS.
Setup
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314066/en-us
Config
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126/en-us
Trouble
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308006/en-us
Good luck and post back with results/info.

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by yasirirfan In reply to networking 2 computers

Dear Abbe

How did u shared the internet connection?
any ways to share an internet connection,
enable sharing from the properties of the internet connection,
then make sure what IP address ur network card is getting usually u r suppose to get 192.169.0.1

in other computer configure the network card with 192.168.0.2 /24 default gateway 192.168.0.1 and in internet explorer in the LAN setting assign the proxy. It should work. Any doubts let me know

Cheers,

Yasir

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

I knew it would be a simple thing. Thank you

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I knew it would be a simple thing. Thank you

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by rico898 In reply to networking 2 computers

I would STRONGLY suggest that you install a router. They are currently quite cheap from $25-up. They provide a 1st line of defence with a built-in firewall and you can isolate your 'local' network separately from the internet. Each computer needs an ethernet card and patch cable which connect to the router ( wireles is also dropping in price ). The computers are then set up to login to your home 'workgroup' and each has independant acess to the internet. Both do't have to be turned on. Files can be transfered between the computers. The advantages are many the drawback are nil compared to using sharing ( DANGEROUS with an open intenet connection ) and cross-over cables. Microsoft home networking wizard makes it easy to do and thye give further info on their site.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/getstarted/getsetup.mspx

Cheers - Rico

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

Normally I would agree, but these people can't afford it.

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