share an internet connection

i have a network set up with a CAT5 crossover cable from a PC to a notebook, i have tried to share the connection from the PC to the notebook down the network by using the option in the properties menu but it doesnt work and stops the PC from accessing the net aswell.

Any ideas guys

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Well you may have established this, but there are some main points you need to remember when connecting these two PC's.

- Each NIC card must have manuall IP addresses set within the same scheme (PC1=, PC2=
- Subnets must also be the same
- And most importantly, on your laptop, you must list which address is your gateway. This will be the address of your computer having the internet connection.
- On your home PC, or whichever has internet, list the gateway as being it's own IP address.

After enabling internet sharing on your main machine, any machine within the same IP scheme as listed above, and having their gateway address pointing to it, should have no problems connecting through it's connection.

Hope this helps,
Tulsa, OK
My solution is to use ICS (internet connection sharing) by Microsoft which is available in your Win XP or Win 2000/2003.

For PC configuration:
Right click the connection that you want to share and click on properties.
Go to the advanced tab and click on Share this connection.
Your Network interface card to the notebook will now be set to
You can verify this by typing in ipconfig/all in the command prompt.

For Notebook:
Go to the tcp/ip configuration properties page and set the notebook's ip address to any of these ranges from to Allow the subnet maks to be and the default gateway to
For the DNS config below, set to your isp dns... varies from isp to isp...
To verify your configuration, type in ipconfig/all on your notebook. The information displayed should be somewhat similar to the following...

subnet mask:

Good luck,

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