usb home networking and internet access

  T42 14:05 15 Aug 2004

I have one desktop pc and one laptop, a usb modem and crossover cable and both pc's have adaptor cards. both have windows 2000 o/s the desk top is connecting to the internet ok but I am having trouble getting the laptop to communicate with the desktop and accessing the internet.I am using adsl broadband. Could some kind person explain the settings required and how to set them up.

  pmjd 19:41 15 Aug 2004

You need to setup the computer connected to the internet as an "internet Gateway". It should be on the advanced settings tab for the connection in the "Network and Dial up connections" folder.

Can't help mutch more as I've only ever set up for XP not 2000 but it was dead easy to do.

  mgmcc 19:59 15 Aug 2004

You need to set up "Internet Connection Sharing" on the internet connection in the 'host' PC (if Windows 2000 supports ICS???). The IP address in the 'host' PC's network adapter should be set to with subnet and the 'client' PC should be set to get its address automatically. Both PCs must be in the same Workgroup.

Any firewall software needs to be configured to allow access to the IP addresses of both PCs in its "Trusted Zone".

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