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I am trying dial in to my home PC from my laptop and network the two. I have managed to get the connection established, but the two computers do not see each other in MY NETWORK PLACES.

How do I fix this and enable Internet Connection Sharing between the two?

Both PCs are running XP Pro.
 

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Are you trying to dial in to your desktop from your laptop at a remote location and then access the internet through your desktops connection to the internet? (Probably DSL or Cable connection since the phone lines free)

I am asking this because of this quote:
How do I fix this and enable Internet Connection Sharing between the two?
Anyway, are you using Microsoft's dial in server program on the desktop, or a 3rd party program?
 

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That is exactly what I am trying to do Tech.

I am using the standard XP incoming call/dial in function.

As I said, I can establish a connection between the two PC's but from the client I can not see the host or access the internet (I have got ICS enabled).

From the host I can not see the client?!?!

Any help is very much appreciated.
 

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Iv never tried to do what your trying to do, Iv only done this after connecting to a NT based server, then its just the matter of properly adjusting the proxy settings in IE..... so until someone who has actually attempted to do this comes along...Ill try to guide you.....though we may walk into a tree from time to time :)

First thing should be :crosses fingers: to make sure both computers are using the same IP settings, make sure that your laptops IP address is similar to your desktops address. Ie if your desktops address is 10.0.0.1 (for example) make sure that your laptops address is something like 10.0.0.2

You make your laptops connections IP address anything you want do the following: (on your laptop) Goto Network Connections > Right click your Dial Up to your desktop > Select Properties > Select the Networking Tab > Double Click on the TCP/IP selection, select the box that say "Use the Following IP address" and enter the one you want, also check the advanced tab and make sure that XP's firewall is off.

Then dial into your Desktop,
Once your connected to your desktop system go into command prompt and type "ipconfig" it will give you the address of your Dial Up connection: it should be the IP address you entered and the subnet should be 255.255.0.0, if it is you can close the windows...if not close the window anyway and post back what it said.

Now try going accessing your desktop system from your laptop by clicking on my network places > and in the address bar type \\<your desktops network name> and see if it brings up a list of your desktops shared resources.

Post back and let me know..
 

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Thanks for the tips Tech, I will try what you have said as soon as I get home tonight.

I will let you know how I go! :)
 

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You Network Problem

Have you already run the Network Setup Wizard through the host computer, and then on your client? This is important in the XP setup for networking, I have had this problem also but only with laptops. I can get a desktop to see all others just fine.

If all else fails you can use the wizard with the options of "This computer connects directly to the Internet or through a network hub" and use the same options for your remaining computers. I have done this to get all computers online, but this will not solve your laptop/desktop "View All Connections" situation.
 

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I have managed to get my laptop to dial in to my PC and I can access files, no problems.

HOWEVER........ I can't access the internet on my laptop.

How should I configure IE on the laptop to access the internet?
 

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Iv never tried to do what your trying to do, Iv only done this after connecting to a NT based server, then its just the matter of properly adjusting the proxy settings in IE..... so until someone who has actually attempted to do this comes along...Ill try to guide you.....though we may walk into a tree from time to time :)

First thing should be :crosses fingers: to make sure both computers are using the same IP settings, make sure that your laptops IP address is similar to your desktops address. Ie if your desktops address is 10.0.0.1 (for example) make sure that your laptops address is something like 10.0.0.2

You make your laptops connections IP address anything you want do the following: (on your laptop) Goto Network Connections > Right click your Dial Up to your desktop > Select Properties > Select the Networking Tab > Double Click on the TCP/IP selection, select the box that say "Use the Following IP address" and enter the one you want, also check the advanced tab and make sure that XP's firewall is off.

Then dial into your Desktop,
Once your connected to your desktop system go into command prompt and type "ipconfig" it will give you the address of your Dial Up connection: it should be the IP address you entered and the subnet should be 255.255.0.0, if it is you can close the windows...if not close the window anyway and post back what it said.

Now try going accessing your desktop system from your laptop by clicking on my network places > and in the address bar type \\<your desktops network name> and see if it brings up a list of your desktops shared resources.

Post back and let me know..
Here is the latest update.......

I have managed to get the two PCs to see each other by a dial up connection, and I can see and access files on each, but I cant get the Client (Laptop) to access the internet through the Host (Desktop at Home).

I have set Internet Connection Sharing up on the Host, which is always connected to the net (ADSL).

I think that it may be an Internet Explorer Configuration problem.

How should I configure IE on the Client (Laptop) to access the internet?

I have a feeling it has something to do with the TCP/IP settings, proxys and gateways?!?

Any help will be very much appreciated.
 

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No Joy!

I am still not having any luck!

I can get the two machines linked, but I can not get the TCP/IP settings configured properly.

While the two machines are connected I try to PING the Client from the Host, but it times out, yet I can see and access files both ways!?!?

How do I set up permanent IP addys for both machines?

Because I am on a standalone PC being dialed in to it is very hard to find any information out on the web.
 
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