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Hi folks just found this site looks great.

i have an HP laptop and Advent pc both running XP i have just got a crossover network cable which the shop assured me was the right one for what i want to do,

i want to access the internet through the pc and run printers as well from laptop .

i am net to this have read other threads and got ip address in both machines also shared printers and files.what else must i do?

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now you'll need to enable internet connection sharing.

how are you connected to the internet?

do you have any firewalls?

does the home machine have 2 network cards, or is the internet running in through USB, or is it dial up?

ever thought of getting a router? (if you have DSL or cable)
it would be a ton easier, and you'd get better speeds if you had a router.

routers can be found as cheap as 10$, sometimes alot less with rebates.

if you just want to use the crossover cable, i'll need to know how your machine currently connects to the internet.
 

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pc to laptop

both pc and laptop are dial up.

pc only has 1 network card

i have norton anti virus and fire wall

hoping to just use crossover cable

in my connections i have lan connection which says unpluged

and 1394 net adaptor which is connected.

i take it, it is the lan one that i need connected and will show this when it is set up correctly
 

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ouch, i misunderstood you, i thought you already had a running lan.

you will need a network card in both machines.

the laptop won't need a modem.

you will be using your crossover cable.
 

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laptop to pc

i have network cards in both machines and appropiate cable have set ip address to 192.168.1.1. and subnet mask 255.255.255.0 under internet protocol for realtech family fast internet.

gone into properties for printer and files and made shared
 

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one will need an ip of 192.168.1.2, so that they each have a unique one.

then the rest is fairly easy, you open the network connections panel, found inside the control panel, and you right click on the dial up modem, and choose, "enable internet connection sharing on this connection"

then, the lan connection should change to suddenly serve internet to the other machine.
 
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