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WinXP internet network connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by admanis, Jan 27, 2003.

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  1. admanis

    admanis Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2003
    Hope help is out there!
    I am trying to network two window XP machines using crossover cat5 cables so far so good. I can see the host machine on the client and vice-versa.

    The problem is getting online with the client machine. I have installed ics and followed microsoft's suggestions on installation but cannot get it to work.

    I use a usb adsl modem and have a nic installed in each machine. I have seen on these forum pages that I may need to install another nic in the host machine...I don't see what good that will do as my adsl modem is connected to the usb.

    Does anyone know what I may be doing wrong? Is there a way to go about fixing this problem?
  2. omegax


    Jan 27, 2003
    My suggestion, and mose peoples would probably be, get a DSL/Cable router... makes things SOO much easier. Internet Sharing works hardly half the time, and it's such a pain, while a router plugs directly to your modem, and if you get a 4 port router, you'd plug your computers directly to it, and walla.. they usually have DHCP built in also, which makes things even easier. Belkin makes a nice one, and it's only about $60 $70 bucks.. not much to ease the pain. Hope this helps

  3. Del


    Aug 31, 2001
    Since you are using a USB modem, you only need one NIC in each machine. A second NIC in the host would not accomplish anything since you use USB. It would be much easier and more reliable with an ethernet modem and a router, plus the router would act as a hardware firewall and add some security.
    Someone here may be able to help with ICS, I tried it once and even the brains at Microsoft (they called back 3 times), couldn't get it working with cable modem.
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