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What network settings must be changed to make one computer exactly like another?

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   I have two computers, a laptop and a dektop, both running XP Pro. The laptop is connected to a LAN. File sharing and internet work perfectly. The desktop can do neither. Both are plugged into the same hub. The desktop can view (sometimes) other computers on the network, but can not connect to them. [Computer is not accessible...network path was not found]. It used to be able to connect to the laptop, but this connection is also failing now. I have spent many hours troubleshooting this. What I'd like to attempt to do is make the network settings on the desktop match those on the laptop. Is this even a feasible idea? (The laptop is old and very slow). I have manually changed the MAC address in the BIOS, and the ipconfig printout is exactly the same. I have edited the route print, and they match exactly, except that the NIC on the desktop is marked 0x3.
This is the printout for the laptop:
Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 50 f2 75 09 04 ...... Microsoft(R) Notebook Adapter MN-120 - Packet Sc
heduler Miniport
===========================================
Active Routes:
Network Destination        Netmask          Gateway       Interface  Metric
          0.0.0.0          0.0.0.0             199.98.29.1     199.98.29.85       30
        127.0.0.0        255.0.0.0        127.0.0.1              127.0.0.1       1
      199.98.29.0    255.255.255.0     199.98.29.85       199.98.29.85       30
     199.98.29.85  255.255.255.255        127.0.0.1       127.0.0.1       30
    199.98.29.255  255.255.255.255     199.98.29.85    199.98.29.85       30
        224.0.0.0        240.0.0.0              199.98.29.85    199.98.29.85       30
  255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255     199.98.29.85    199.98.29.85       1
Default Gateway:       199.98.29.1
==========================================================
Persistent Routes:
  None

Windows IP Configuration
        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : chris1
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft(R) Notebook Adapter MN-120

        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-F2-75-09-04
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 199.98.29.85
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 199.98.29.1
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 199.98.16.9
                                                199.98.16.69
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