Can't get internet sharing to work between 2 PC's

  jameswalpole 20:12 15 Apr 2006

Hi all !

I'm wanting to share my internet connection to my kids PC and maybe printer sharing too, I've connected both machines via a patch lead and both machines have the Local area connection showing, I've given each PC a name and a common workgroup name, I've run the XP Network setup wizard on both machines but I can't get them to talk to eachother or share internet.

Both run XP Pro.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:04 15 Apr 2006

I've connected both machines via a patch lead

Assume you mean a crossover cable?

MAke sure simpl file sharing is enabled on both PCs and check the firewall settings.

  jameswalpole 21:15 15 Apr 2006

File sharing is enabled, I'm running Zone Alarm Pro and I've given permission to MSHOME

  jameswalpole 21:35 15 Apr 2006

No, I'm using a patch lead, ie same wiring both ends, should I be using a crossover cable instead ?????

  Dipso 23:07 15 Apr 2006

Yes, you need a crossover cable click here

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