i have just installed networking cards to two computers. I am managing to share files and drives with no problem, but i am having problems sharing the internet connection. I am using a BT Voyager external USB modem.
I have tried Windows ME network connection wizard but still cannot share an internet connection.
Does anyone have any ideas?
btw, the primary computer is using a sygate firewall, will this cause any problems with sharing the internet connection?
I have the same problem with XP and ME, using an NTL cable modem. Despite all the helpful assistance given on various sites regarding sharing a cable modem, I am convinced that the only way to get things to work is to install some third party software which routes each computer to the modem site (called NAT translation). I am currently trying some free ones out first.
I had a similar problem when using XP and trying to set up Internet access on a networked PC using the set up disk that XP allows you to create. After several hours of failure I realised that before I could create the disk to run on the other PC I had to be logged on to the Internet.
but it isn't always as easy as it should be. First make sure you have not set up the ics on the 2nd. pc as this will stop it working. You must only have run the ics wizard on the pc with the modem. Second make sure that no firewall is enabled at start. You must also have sharing enabled on both pcs. It can also help to have an odd document in the shared folders bit don't know why but it does.
looking at your first mail I'm guessing you have two machine's talking to each other with static ip address. Enable ICS on the machine that connects to the internet. This will give you an ip address of 192.168.0.1. On the second machine make the network card get its Ip address from dhcp. Enter the ip address 192.168.0.1 as the default gateway onto the card. open internet options in control panel and in connections click never dial a connection option and in lan settings tick the option automatically detect settings. from there its all systems go.