I have an Athlon XP PC that I have built myself and a Sony Vaio P4 laptop. I am trying to share my Broadband connection on them both but not having a lot of luck.
The PC connects to the Internet via a Broadband Modem. It is also connected to a Netgear Router. The laptop is also connected to this Router.
I cannot share anything on either system though in Windows. The laptop can see the pc but cannot access anything on it, but the pc cannot see the laptop at all. When trying to ping eachother they get no response, both system have an IP address and Windows believes there is a LAN connection when plugging the network cables into the Router.
The pc has XP Pro and the laptop XP Home. I have tried the network setup wizard, tried disabling firewalls and manually setting it all up.
I also have a SparkCom ADSL Modem Router but I still get the same problem.
As you are attemting to use ICS it sounds as though you are using the router just as an E'net hub/switch with an internal BB modem in the PC - is that right ? If so is the DHCP service on the router switched off ( i.e the router isn't trying to use 192.168.0.1) ?
It's so much easier with a modem shared through a router and no ICS though that would cost and doesn't immediately help you situation :).
I see but I think my second question still applies but would have been better phrased as 'If so is the DHCP service on the router switched off to make sure that the router isn't also trying to use 192.168.0.1 as well as the ICS host PC ?
Having now actually read the last sentence of you first post about the SparkCom modem cum router - presumably you are using that in the simple non-ICS configuration when you still have the problem.
Come to think of it have I wrongly assumed that by the title Internet Connection Sharing you do mean Windows ICS, though if the PC has grabbed 192.168.0.1 it seems likely.