Ok i have charter pipeline. The main connection comes into my win2k box (with 2 nics, not the same brand) Then i want to use ICS to share the connection with a WinXP (home ed.) box. I am not using a hub or router since i only have one other machine that i want to share with. But when i run the cable from the Private lan to the xp home machine it acts like the cable is unplugged! I have tried everything...tested cables, swithced nics...settings everything. Any ideas? maybe the nic in the xp machine...any help would be great !!!!
Originally posted by Kriptek lol it took a second for that to click, no i dont believe the cable that i am running from the private lan to the xp home machine is a cross over cable....would that make a difference ?
It would not only make a difference, it would make it work
Cyberskye's right, you need a crossover cable instead of a straight patch from nic to nic.