Internet connection sharing

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

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 is already in use. I've assigned static IP's to each pc ( and to try to get around this. No joy. No other peripherals are connected that I know of that could possibly be using

If I change the desktop to a static IP of, and the laptop to, the entire network stops working, and they can't "see" each other.

Any ideas, anyone?

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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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October 20, 2009 at 12:09:05

Don't have access to the PC right now, but the IP is 192.168.102k, mask, gateway
(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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October 20, 2009 at 12:13:56
try just bridging the network interfaces.

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

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