Sheeeshhh! I have spent HOURS trying to figure out how to share my broadband internet connection between my desktop and laptop with nothing but more hair loss being the result!
I have gone through all the posts here click here and elswhere on PCA, looked at all the relevant websites offering advise and searched on Google. All with no joy.
Saying that, i have found a way to connect - through AnalogX Proxy Server click here , but this interferes with some programmes (MSN Messenger, Yahoo, Outlook)so i'd rather not go this route if possible.
Ok...here's the setup.
I have a desktop running XP Home and a laptop running XP Pro. I have gone into the Internet Protocol TCP/IP settings on both computers (LAN) and set the appropriate IP addresses of 192.168.0.1 (host)and 2 (client) - with the Subnet mask 188.8.131.52. I have also put those IP's into Zone Alarms Trusted Zone area. (i have tried closing down ZA and XP's firewall with zilch luck)
I initially had some troubles connecting them up at all, but after fiddling for about 4 hours i got that working. They can share files and the printer without any problem. Also the client laptop can also see the Internet Gateway connection that's on the host machine.
The computers are connect via a crossover cable/network cards.
I can connect to the internet without a problem on the host but can't get anything when opening pages on the client.
...phew! I hope i've given enough info there!
Can anyone anywhere shed any more light on this and suggest another change/tweak i might have missed? I didn't want to give up as i wanted to sort this myself but now it's absolutely driving me mad!
Yeah - done the ping-ing business. It see's the host when i ping 192.168.0.1 but not when i ping click here ..... or any other site for that matter! All i gte is ping request could not find host....blah blah blah....works in reverse too - host/client
...also tried with the IP address on the client side too