Im having trouble sharing a dial up internet connection between two Windows XP machines (both running sp2).
-The two are networked together using a twisted pair cable.
-No routers/hubs/switches in between.
-File sharing works fine.
-Both computers can see each other in windows explorer and ping each other fine.
-Host computer IP is set to 192.168.0.1, client is 192.168.0.2
-Have tried setting the default gateway and DNS servers on client computer to no avail
-Have turned off all antivirus and firewalls
-Have tried Firefox as well as IE on client computer
When trying to use ICS, no internet gateway was visible on the client computer's network connections. Have used the network setup wizard on both computer a number of times as well as sharing the connection manually.
I have also tried using two proxy servers setup on the host machine. This has not worked either. No error messages or entries in the proxy server logs. The browser on the client side seems to just timeout straight away.
Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated.
The host computer has no problems connecting to the internet.