Re: Vista won't share internet with XP
Post the results of ipconfig /all on both computers may help.
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"tshryock" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Here's my situation: I have a Vista home premium machine hooked up via
> USB to a cable modem. I have an XP machine networked to the vista
> machine via a crossover cable (UTP?) via the ethernet cards.
> Until recently, I was able to share files between machines and the XP
> was able to use Vista's internet connection. Then, something happened. I
> don't know if one of the machines updated something or what, but I lost
> the connection entirely. After fiddling around with various settings,
> both machines can now see each other and I can move files, but the XP
> machine no longer has the internet connection from vista. XP tells me
> that the host did not assign it an IP address. All the sharing settings
> on vista are turned on, and everything had worked fine before. I tried
> all the various repair options, but it just keeps telling me there is
> limited connectivity. I've reset the modem and adaptor multiple times,
> rebooted both machines and nothing seems to work.
> Does anyone have any ideas why the machines can see each other on the
> network but XP can't use Vista's Internet connection anymore?
> I'm a newbie when it comes to networking, so please explain any
> solutions in detail. Thanks!