Help needed to set connect to internet through network

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Tony Peter, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Tony Peter

    Tony Peter Guest

    I have set up a home network, simply using two USB dongles, so my daughters
    computer connects to the net through mine, giving me control. The network is
    finally set up but I am unable to set up broadband on my daughters pc, I get
    an error message saying "unable to connect to default gateway"

    Both machines now run XP.

    Any help gratefully received

    Tony Peter, Nov 8, 2004
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  2. Tony Peter

    bearman Guest

    Are you runnning any firewall?

    bearman, Nov 8, 2004
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  3. Tony Peter

    Tony Peter Guest

    Windows XP turned off on daughters and zone alarm on main, again turned off.
    Tony Peter, Nov 8, 2004
  4. Tony Peter

    Tony Peter Guest

    Problem now solved, thanks bearman, found another firewal still open, going
    forward though do I need a firewall on both pc's or will the main one work
    for both ?

    Tony Peter, Nov 9, 2004
  5. Tony Peter

    bearman Guest

    Since your daughter's computer goes through yours, I'd assume that a
    firewall on your computer would be enough. If I'm wrong on that, I'm sure
    someone here will tell you. I'm using Zone Alarm on all three of the
    computers on my network (with a router). Zone Alarm has a section where you
    can set up to allow your daughter's computer to be seen.

    bearman, Nov 9, 2004
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