I have two pcs both xp pro .I have a network working and can share files between the 2 pcs but cannot share internet connection

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I have two pcs with XP PRO .Both are upto date with windows update. I have a wireless lan (Ad hoc computer to computer) working ok and can share files between the computers no prob. I'm trying to share the internet connection from pc1 (Speedtouch usb adsl modem). I have installed latest modem drivers ,latest via usb hyperion 4 in 1 drivers. On the client in network connections ,the internet gateway appears and looks as though itl work ok .However as soon as my pc1 connects to the network the modem shutsdown !! and therefore cant get on the internet at all. If I turn the client pc off and then reboot pc1 I can get on the internet ok. In my network control panel ,the usb speedtouch is showing as shared (If I try the network wizard on pc1 it does all its things then says 'Error try setting up your network manually)
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ian91827Asked:
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Fatal_ExceptionConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Very odd indeed..  Is the Modem owned by your ISP..??  If so, I would call them and ask for a true ethernet modem, one that you can use your standard NIC with (RJ45 ports).  Then, get a wireless Access Point/Router..  This works so much better than trying to use XP system as your router.

This is, of course just a suggestion.  But I have a feeling that there is something up with that modem.  It should not be power cycling like it is..

FE
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Have you bridged the two NICs on PC1..??   This would essentially be a bridge between your USB Nic and the wireless NIC...

Never attempted this with your specific configuration..  but this may help you..

Windows XP Internet Connection Sharing

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/

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ian91827Author Commented:
Hi

Thanks ,I gave it a try but to no avail I'm afraid

The USB ADSL Modem actually being powered down by something when I connect to the network seemed very odd

Thanks
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TLOne...  busy this morning, eh?  :)
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