I just installed an ADSL line on my win XP PC. I am using an internel modem. I have a free NIC. I have used setup a home or office network option in my networks connections to set up a connection that according to the wizard is a connection that makes the PC the computer that connects to the internet and other computers connect through it.
I am now trying to connect an iMac running MacOS (X)10.2.3 to the PC using a crossover cable with the pc as the router via TCP/IP.
However, when I follow logic and the advice from within this website I still cannot. I feel that the PC is configured correctly and that the problem is coming from the Mac settings. I have set my PC IP to 192.168.0.1 and subsequently my Mac to 192.168.0.2. I have set it to use DHCP with manual IP address and it gives me a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and the router as 192.168.0.1 (which is PC's IP).
This according to what I know should work. It doesn't.
I feel that I should be entering some values in the proxies panel within the netwok settings. Am I correct in thinking so or is this of no importance?
I am a novice at the networking game, if at all possible please give me the idiots guide to how to fix this problem.