Internet connection sharing

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October 19, 2009 at 09:11:40
Specs: Windows XP
HI

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?


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#1
October 19, 2009 at 09:16:16
what is the ip address of the broadband card?

Post an ipconfig /all from this pc


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#2
October 20, 2009 at 12:09:05
Hi

Don't have access to the PC right now, but the IP is 192.168.102k, mask 255.255.255.255, gateway 192.168.0.1
(Remember from a previous ipconfig command). As far as I know, the IP changes each time the phone is connected (it's not a permanent connection - on demand only - HSDPA network)


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#3
October 20, 2009 at 12:13:56
try just bridging the network interfaces.

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#4
October 23, 2009 at 04:53:29
Ummm.and how do I do that, exactly? Right clicking gives me the option to bridge, but what exactly do I bridge?

Sorry, my network knowledge is fairly limited, mostly being self-taught.


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#5
October 23, 2009 at 08:00:14
you bridge the broadband interface with the nic going to the xover cable.

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