Posted 06 November 2005 - 02:08 AM
Both PCs must belong to exactly the same workgroup. You set up ICS on the 'host', did you run the network wizard (or whatever in Win2000) on the client?
Bring up a command prompt on both PCs and type ipconfig /all
and check they both belong to the same network. Write down the ip addresses of the ethernet NICs and the 'gateway'.
If they are both on the same network (usually this is when the first three numbers are the same) then ping one from the other e.g. if the host is 192.168.0.1 and the client is 192.168.0.123 then at a command prompt at the client type ping 192.168.0.1
if it times out your physical network is faulty. Change the cable or the NIC and try again.
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