Hey all :)
Ok, basically my set up now is two computer both running xp pro, pc1 is able to connect to the net (cable) but the other is not. I do a quick network between the two and find that i am able to ping between each comp, and pc2 is being leased an ip from the dchp on pc1. I can't connect to the net on pc2, nor can either comp view each others' shared folder. File and internet sharing are both enabled. The network card in each computer is working fine and the crossover cable isn't dodgy or anything.
When i first installed the modem onto comp1 (its using ethernet, not usb) it recorded my mac address, if that has anything to do with the problem (i have optusnet cable by the way). Umm, if theres anything else needed to answer the question i'll continue to check back every hour or so :).
Thanks in advance
ps (i dont have a lot of points so go easy on me :P, im rewarding 200 however :))