OK here is the situation: - to comps linked directly together(crossover cable) - one has a dialup connection - the other is sharing that connection this network worked fine. couple days ago i enabled the lan connection to use the dialup connection from the other computer. it connected and i can see the dialup connection working. the problem is that when i opened internet explorer it cannot open anything(no internet). here is the interesting thing - i have limewire and i can connect and download stuff but the internet does not work on internet explorer.