I have two machines running XP Pro. I networked both of them when I first installed XP and it worked fine including ICS, that was until I installed Zone Alarm Pro. The network was fine but ICS stopped working. I tried allsorts without success so ended up removing ZA. Now i cant even get the network to work. I have tried to use the Settup Small Office/ Home Network wizard without a result and even tried to set it up manually but still cant get it to work. After the manual setup I can no longer get the Wizard to assign IP address as it keeps re-instating my manual setup. I have removed the NIC cards rebooted then reinstalled the NIC cards and rebooted but It still keeps the manual network settings. Hope this all makes sense, your help or suggestions appreciated
have you configured your router via the browser correctly? On the network cards are all options installed and enable in the network card properties. i.e. bottom right in the taskbar, there should be your lan 1network which is your network card and click on that property and you should see if client for microsoft network, file and printer sharing, Qos packet sharer and internet protocol are enabled if it has a tick in them. Also disable the windows xp built in firewall and test it.
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