xp laptop internet to share with vista desktop

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redneckwoman2010

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i have a toshiba laptop that i have an always on internet connection and i need to get online with my vista ultimate Desktop machine, i have them hooked up via cross over cable but when i connect i only get limited connectivity and my internet gets lost on the xp machine. i know i am missing some steps but not too sure what ones? i share a house with others that are on the same cable modem as me through a gigabit n router. which is down in my landlords part of the house. i had it set up once to connect and the connection went down because the router was changed.
 

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Wayne
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can you connect the PC to the router, that would be the prefered way

anyway

You meed to set up Internet connection sharing ICS
on the toshiba machine
goto network connection
right click properties
advance tab
tick Internet connection sharing
 

redneckwoman2010

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i already have the ics set up because the only thing that shows on the advanced tab is windows firewall and no i can not connect to a router or i would have already done that, my landlord does not want any more routers connected.
 

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post an ipconfig /all for both machines
 

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You don't need ICS if you have a router, and it'll only cause you problems. How about telling us the EXACT make/model of the modem, router, and the version and patch level of WIndows all around?
 
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