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Having trouble with Internet connection and file sharing.

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Hello all,
I have a fairly simple issue or at least this was what I had thought at first...
I have 2 PC's running dual boot Win98se+WinXP pro.
PC A (server) has the DSL modem and the internet connection.
PC B (client) is the computer that wishes to access the web via PC A.
Now, assuming I am running WinXP on *both*, I have read through an article on ICS and followed it line by line, but it simply won't fly...!! I have generic ethernet nics on both PC's (kingston 10/100Mb with Intel chipset. I have not installed their propritary drivers since they were identified by the OS).
Both computers are connected through a crossed network cable.
I need some guidance here from someone who can put it simple enough so that an ignorrant :-) like me can understand it.
On PC A(server), under network properties I have 2 connections. One for the web, and one for the LAN which is godd & enough... I hope...
In PC B(client) I have 1 connection under network properties, which is the LAN.
What I wish to achieve is ICS and file sharing if possible.
Things that I have tried already:
Configured PC A as subnet in the LAN connection and PC B as with same subnet, default gateway= DNS server=
When I try to ping PC A from B I get a timeout and vice versa...(but not on Win98se, so it not a HW problem).
I have noticed that in PC A(server) in the DSL connection, I do not have a 'Authentication' tab under the properties of that connection. Is that good or doesn't matter?
Note: when running Win98se on both PC's I have file sharing without problems but not ICS.
Also, my DSL modem uses PPoA and not PPoE.
I have been thinking of doing this from scratch, clean install of all connections, but how do I do it "best practice" way?

Thanks to all who reply.
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