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I Have 2 PC's a desktop with 2 Network Cards
A Laptop with a wireless and wired connection

2 Methods of connecting to the Net ADSL Modem Or ADSL/Wireless Draytek Router

I need to be able to use the laptop wirelessly whilst the children play games on the desktop.
Both PC's Have XP and SP2
I have tried connecting Modem and using ICS which allows connection via wireless and internet access Games did not work however ?? It created a bridge on the desktop ?
I basically would like to be able to achieve internet/network access on the laptop whilst playing games on the home-desktop the router does not seem very friendly to port forwarding.

Anyone help ?
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I am not sure why you would want to use Port Forwarding on your router, unless you are allowing access from the outside your LAN.  Are you running a Game Server on one of your desktops?

I would suggest not using ICS in any environment if you have a router that can do the job.  One thing that may be causing all these problems is the Service Pack.  I am suggesting to all my clients NOT to install this until MS has enough data in their KB so these issues can be addressed.  If you wish more information on SP2, and some suggested troubleshooting techniques, please visit my webpage on SP2:

www.doverproductions.com

You may also want to take a quick look at the page on Troubleshooting P2P Networks..  

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No generally i can just join games as you stated having a game server requires ports on the router to be opened.
I cannot connect to friends games. Do you feel that removing SP2 will resolve this issue ? I will remove now and let you know.
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Games are affected by SP2, as noted in the article table on my webpage..

the direct link to this is:

http://65.24.134.81/KipSolutions/SP2/SP2Fixes.htm

Note that MS does not provide suggested fixes for this, but asks that you go to the Game Website..

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Thanks..

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