my wireless router broke yesterday, so i am attempting to connect an old laptop to my cable connection and share the connection via ICS.
I have followed around 6 different guides for setting up a succesfull ICS network, but the client computers on my network - although they can see the shared connection and can connect to it, do not recieve and IP address and therefore cannot connect to the internet.
I have tried using static IP's on the clients to no avail. the connection on the old laptop to the internet is fine.
i really do not know what to do next?
viewing troubleshooting articles the only answers i got were that it may be a physical connectivity problem.... the old laptop (host) has a PCMIA card as the wireless connection - would this be a problem?
currently the LAN wire connection is listed as connected and shared, and the wireless PCMIA card is listed as not connected.
please help :)