I have a laptop and desktop connected with a crossover cable running between the ethernet ports. Using XP's network wizard and file sharing they are now talking to each other. The desktop is connected to the internet via DSL. How do I get the laptop to connect to the internet via the desktop's connection? When I open the internet options on the laptop, the only connections visible are the DSL and dial-up connections already set up there. I thought the laptop might find the desktop's connection if it had the LAN selected so I clicked on the LAN settings button and selected the auto configure option - MS IE gave me the unable to connect message.