i have managed to set up a home network between my laptop and my desktop,with just a X over rj45 cable and using the win XP pro setup wizard,
my problem is my sygate firewall it will not allow the laptop to connect, if i turn the firewall off its fine, but obviously i have to always have it switched on, ive looked and looked through the sygate options & setup changes, but i cannot find a way to tell it that the laptop is allowed the access to the web.
Also check in sygate that these applications are set to allow.
LSASS.EXE "Local Security Authentication Server"
ALG.EXE "Application Layer Gateway service"
NDIS "Network Driver Interface Specification".
NOTE look for any other process warning from sygate when you try to go to Internet via Laptop?
Check your logs to see if anything is being blocked when you try to use Laptop to access Internet?
Or you can ad an advanced rule!
-Go to the Tools->Advanced Rules menu option. On the next window click the Add button.
-In the "Rule Description" box type "Internet connection sharing". -In the "Action" box select "Allow this traffic". -Under "Advanced settings" select the network card which is used for your local network. Make sure you do not accidentally select the network card used to access the internet. -Click the OK button to close this window.
if your using xp sp2, make sure the firewall isn't enabled on the network adaptors, right click on them, select properties and then the advanced tab, disable xp's firewall and let sygate do all the worrying.