|You're getting it all wrong, let me try to explain once more:|
The laptop connects to the desktop NIC, the desktop connects to the internet with an USB ADSL Modem.
The laptop receives an IP in the range 192.168.0.x, and the desktop NIC is set to 192.168.0.1 by windows xp network assistant.
FishMonger said: "The router can be configured to use either 192.168.0.x or 192.16.1.x addresses." Exactly, but not quite. The desktop NIC is working as a router to the laptop, what i want is to change the default range 192.168.0.x to 192.16.1.x, and the desktop NIC from 192.168.0.1 (set by XP) to 192.168.1.1.
And NO, the machine i want to connect to using a crossover cable is pre-set to use IP 192.168.1.10 / gateway 192.168.1.1 and i CANNOT change this. I already said, it is not a computer, and the only way to change it's IP is with a cable and software that i don't have.
I only do what the voices in my head command...