Few days ago, I helped my friend to setup ICS between his xp and 2000 machines. The XP machine has the internet connection, so I installed two network cards into this machine. I have connected and configured both machines as instructed in http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics
However, there seems a problem with the crossover connection between the two machines. Though the cable for the crossover connection is properly hooked up on both ends, the machines show that the cable is not hooked. I have tested the cable, and it is fine. I think the network cards, involved in this crossover connection, are fine as well, according to Windows' device manager.
Can any expert tell me what the problem is? Am I missing any step in the setup or have I done anything wrong? Please help me out, thank you all!!