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I've got 2 computers in a network, 1 with a dial up connection connected to another computer with a crossover cable. I've enabled internet sharing (with the wizard) on each end, and created a shared internet connection between them. I can remote into the slave computer with the host, the host see's the slave on the network, but the slave doesnt see the host. When using the slave to look for workgroup computers, I keep getting permission errors with the workgroup. The shared connection is established though, or it says it is, but I dont get a connection to the internet. I get a correct IP address, and the gateway of the slave is the ip of the host. When connecting to the internet, the DNS is resolving IP names, so I'm nearly there...Everything I've read tells me it should be working. I have a feeling it has something to do with the fact that the slave computer can't see the host through the network, nor can it ping it. Yet, it shows a shared internet connection with the host as connected.

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have you tried disabling windows firewall to make sure this isnt mucking it up? – Ben Gillam Sep 18 '09 at 15:01
Yep, turned off on both pc's just incase....i'm going nuts... – Nick Sep 18 '09 at 15:02
The slave should be getting an IP like 192.168.0.x and if that's not what you are getting, it means you have set the IP to static when it should be dynamic. – HexaHow Feb 4 '10 at 9:56

I think only the host needs to have ICS enabled on the dialup connection. The slave don't need to have ICS enabled.

Anyway, run through this article and see if you have done everything according the steps in there. It is pretty straightforward and easy to follow.

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