I am trying to set up internet connection sharing between two windows XP Home computers. I am using a dial up modem on one. The two are connected using a network card in each machine and a crossover cable between them. If I use static IP addresses, the network works just fine. When I try to use internet connection sharing using automatically assigned IP addresses, I get "169.***.***" addresses and when I try "ipconfig" "release" and "renew" commands; I get a "can't reach the DHCP server" error. I've also tried switching the computer that dials up. They both will dial up on their own and get to the internet. I've research this quite a bit to no avail. The funny thing is it worked at one time, about a year ago.