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Network Problem - Internet

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#1 jimbobbybob


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Posted 12 April 2006 - 10:55 AM

Hi! I have a laptop and a desktop. They are connected by a Ethernet Crossover cable. The internet is connected to the laptop through the USB port. (NTL BB from modem)

The laptop can access the desktops shared folder but the desktop cannot access the laptops.
Also, the desktop cannot access the internet but the laptop can.
they are both running Windows XP Pro. Both are turned on aswell.

Can anyone help?

Jimbob :D

By the way, I dont want to buy a router!

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#2 Klinkaroo


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Posted 12 April 2006 - 07:20 PM

May I just ask why you don't want to buy a router... they are pretty inexpensive these days... and if you move your laptop around why don't you connect the internet to the desktop and use the crossover cable to get the internet to the laptop so if you leave with you laptop the desktop stays connected to the internet?

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 11:17 PM

Did you New Connection Wizard and select "Connecting to the internet thru anoher computer or router"?
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