Shared Access - Internet
Posted on 2002-07-03
I have seen a previous question surround this issue, but was not too sure of the resolution, or indeed whether it could be used in my specific case, so I hope someone doesn't mind helping again.
I have two Win2K pro PCs. The Main PC accesses the internet using an ADSL modem, with no problems.
I decided to share this access with the other Win2K PC, and followed the instructions in the help system, and in my book, and the the system works fine (The other machine is being used successfully as I am typing this message)
However, the problem is as soon as I select "Enable Internet Sharing ..." I lose my LAN connections - no more file or print sharing.
I am not a network expert; I am sure the answer is staring me in the face, but I just can't see it.
I have tried various combinations of re-booting etc etc, with the only consulation being that if I disable the sharing, and re-boot both machines, my LAN connection is restored with all its setting intact (Phew!)I hope this makes sense.