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Home Network Okay, but no internet sharing

By jmartinnel@lant ยท 6 replies
Apr 27, 2006
  1. Hallo
    I need help, Please.
    I have learned alot about home networks from this forum and so far I got it right, BUT
    The internet sharing part is not working.
    Here is my setup

    2X PC's with XP Pro
    Crossover cable
    One PC onboard LAN Card and the other Ethernet card
    File and Printer sharing okay
    SyGate Firewall enabled

    Both PC's can ping each other ( and

    Is there a problem with the firewall settings and what should it be
    Thanks for the help
  2. danswebs

    danswebs TS Rookie Posts: 51

    have you set up your internet connection to be shared in the properties on your broadband connection, if you need help let me know
  3. jmartinnel@lant

    jmartinnel@lant TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I have checked it again just now. It is setup to allow other users to use this connection, but not to control it.
    I have only a dial up connection.
    It was working properly until I had to format.
    Thanks for the help
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,309

    To share the internet,
    One machine has to know it's sharing it
    One machine has to know where to get it from.

    but as you dont say how you get the Internet, its a little difficult to proceed.

    I take it you plan on using XP internet sharing software, well take it from me that it's going to be less hassle to spend a few pounds/bucks on a router and use that, I know, I used to use software but it was flaky and meant that one PC had to be on all the time.

    To use a router
    Plug it into the internet following the instructions
    Plug your machines into the router to get the internet.
  5. jmartinnel@lant

    jmartinnel@lant TS Rookie Topic Starter

    PC 1 has a internal 56k modem in. PC2 is connected via crossover cableto PC 1
    PC1 has a Ethernet LAN card PCI and PC2's card is onboard. I did not use a router or hub in the past aswell, but is seems to my I must get one
    I used XP's cd to setup the LAN and internet and file sharing.
    People speak about a cable modem. What is it. Sorry but I am not big with al this technical stuff.
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,009

    you need to enable ICS internet connection sharing
    go to each card and set to dynamic ip address
    you need xp in first machine to act as a dhcp server
    it will give the other machine an ip address
    past that i don't know how the dialup modem will handle the protocal
    the xp ics wizard may ask you what type of connection you are using
    be warned with dialup your internet will slow to snails pace and then some

    sorry to here your on dialup
  7. jmartinnel@lant

    jmartinnel@lant TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Internet connection sharing is enabled.
    It was working fine untill I format my machine and since then I cannot get the settings right.
    Maybe it is time for a hub or router.
    Thanks fot helping
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