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XP to W2k via Crossover cable

XP to W2k via Crossover cable

XP to W2k via Crossover cable

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I have a laptop running Windows XP Home that connects to the Internet via my usb ADSL modem.  All work fine.

I am repairing a desktop PC running Windows 2000 and want to connect it to my laptop so that it can access the Internet for updates.

I have connected the W2K PC to my laptop's ethernet card via a crossover cable.  The XP has ip address 192.168.0.1 and the W2K 192.168.0.2.  Subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 and the default gateway on the W2K is the IP of the XP laptop.  Both are part of the same work group.

In the lan settings for the W2K Internet explorer I have the proxy as the IP for the XP (192.168.0.1) using port 808.

I can ping both ways and can also share files.

I ran the ICS on the XP laptop and the connection is being shared.  When I look at the network connections for the laptop all seems fine although there is a 'network bridge' connection which is showing as disconnected and I cannot delete it.

I have diabled my firewall's and virus software but still cannot access the Internet from the W2K PC.  I also downloaded a free proxy tool, ccproxy and I'm running that on the XP laptop.

I have used a similar setup before only the W2K was an NT PC and it worked fine.  I cannot see any obvious problems and would appreciate any input.

Thanks in advance.

McLarnon.

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