Internet connection sharing between Win 2000 & XP home

reidy
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Hello eveyone! This is driving me f**king mad. I have a desktop PC running windows 2000 professional with a broadband connection to the net which works. I also have a laptop running XP home networked to my desktop pc using a networkcard and ethernet cable. both computers can talk to each other and access shared file, but I cannot get the laptop to share the desktop Internet connection. I have followed about 5 different tutorials from the internet but none of them work. I bet my life on it that the desktop is set up correctly but there is a little niggle that it is probably the laptop which is the problem, or it soon won't be when it gets thrown out the window!! only joking. I have had the home XP laptop sharing a connection through a desktop running windows ME before so I know it works. PLEASE PLEASE can any one help me???
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Top Expert 2004
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OK, first we need some info
from a command prompt on the w2k box type
ipconfig /all and post the results here
the ip info for the LAN NIC should read as follows
ip 192.168.0.1
mask 255.255.255.0
gateway blank
dns and wins disabled
the client should read like this
ip 192.168.0.(2-254)
mask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.0.1
enable dns and use  the dns ip provided by your isp, or 192.168.0.1
then


from a prompt on the host type
ipconfig /all |more
make note of the ip assigned by your isp
then on the client
from a dos prompt
type
ping 127.0.0.1
ping 192.168.0.x Where x is the ip of the client)
ping 192.168.0.1
ping the isp assigned ip of the host
ping 206.169.61.185
ping www.experts-exchange.com
please post the results here


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Hello Steven Lewis, I have the results from you require but I am unsure where you want me to send the results.

Reidy

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Commented:
Hello again Steven Lewis, Ignore the previous comment.I followed your comments but it did't work, so I had lunch and came back to try again! Everything was as you explained except for the enable dns on the client. I first tryed 192.168.0.1 but that didn't work so I then used the dns provided by my isp, and guess what it worked.FANTASTIC!! Many thanks for your time in helping me, the points are yours, but Just one more quick question, why did the isp dns work but the 192.168.0.1 didn't? many thanks again Reidy
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many thanks
Why because you dont have any internal DNS server. That's why you'r not able to send your request. After setting the DNS entry of your ISP, the DNS server takes care of name resolution. Thats why you are able to browse the internet.
Enjoy..
Raja
Top Expert 2004

Commented:
192.168.0.1 usually will work, if you hae ICS set up correctly (it provides dhcp) but it is usually better (more reliable) to use the dns ip's given by your isp
Glad it's working for you now
Steve

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