I have a laptop running Vista SP2, and a desktop runnning XP Professional. They are linked by a simple crossover cable to create a network. I connect to the internet using a Samsung Omnia - it has n "internet sharing" function, which allows a computer to use it as a broadband connection.
Problem is, I can't set my network so that internet is enabled on both computers at once. I connect to the net on the desktop, but the laptop won't detect the connection. If I try to enable ICS, it says the network address (I assume 192.168.0.1) is already in use. I've assigned static IP's to each pc (192.0.0.1 and 192.0.0.2) to try to get around this. No joy. No other peripherals are connected that I know of that could possibly be using 192.168.0.1.
If I change the desktop to a static IP of 192.168.0.1, and the laptop to 192.168.0.2, the entire network stops working, and they can't "see" each other.
Any ideas, anyone?