Sharing internet connection wirelessly using XP
Posted on 2004-11-09
I would like to be able to share my desktop's broadband Wanadoo internet connection with my laptop.
I have a peer-to-peer network setup wirelessly, with my desktop PC and laptop. I cannot share the internet connection.
My PCs can see each other (I can share files and the printer) but cannot share the internet connection.
Whenever I open IE 6 on the laptop, rather than sharing internet connections, I am just prompted to use a dial-up connection (wanadoo pay-as-you-go). This happens all the time - even when I'm already dialed-up to broadband on the desktop PC. If you choose "work offline" at this stage no pages can be viewed.
I used to easily be able to share internet connections using a network cable direct from PC to laptop - you just loaded IE on the laptop, chose the network connection and my desktop dialed up automatically. I now need to use wireless networking.
The connection on the laptop is set as "allow other users to connection through this computers internet connection" and the other two boxes are ticked on the "Advanced tab" (establish dial-up and allow network users to...)
The desktop and laptop both have XP SP2 installed