Home network problem with windows 2000

I had a lan running fine with my two computers using a program called solidshare to control the internet connection sharing. But i was only using the trial solidshare and when it came to the end of its time limit the network completly stopped working.
It's telling me the network cable is unplugged on both computers (when it isnt and I know this isnt a hardware problem). Iv tried reinstalling the network cards, reinstalling protocols and redoing all the settings, i reinstalled windows on the host computer as well but the problem still exists.
Can anyone please tell me might be wrong and how I can fix it??

Im running windows 2000 on both pcs, simple setup with no router, using crossover cable.
 
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stevenlewisConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Uninstall the software, as suggested, then use ICS (internet connection sharing) which is built in to w2k, and free
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics
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ShepCommented:
you reinstalled the wrong computer, wasting time on the host

the software stopped working on the server side when trial explired (your words). try uninstalling software server side, you may need to reinstall win 2k on other computer
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braddnCommented:
Buy the full version of the program you are using. I agree with Shep and your own words ("But i was only using the trial solidshare and when it came to the end of its time
limit the network completly stopped working.")
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Jake_HuntAuthor Commented:
Its no use gettting the full version program when the network isnt working in the first place...the two machines cant communicate so buying some software is usless
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Jake_HuntAuthor Commented:
None of you are quite getting my problem..........
I HAVE uninstalled the software and completly redone everything but its still not working
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ShepCommented:
check the cable
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stevenlewisCommented:
Are you getting link lights on the NIC's?
go to a prompt on both machines and type
ipconfig /all |more
and post the results here
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