Internet sharing not working

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by Slaz, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Slaz

    Slaz Guest

    Running a laptop with Xp Home edition. Satellite receiver is connected
    via a Ethernet cable to the Local Area Connection.
    I'm trying to set up my laptop with a satellite receiver and I can't get
    the receiver to connect to the internet. Occasionally I can get an IP
    address; but that is a hit and miss. The receiver does work with my
    desktop; so I know it's working! I have a USB wireless adapter receiving
    the signal and I have that port sharing with my local Area connection.
    Getting ready to go on a 2 week vaccation and I would like to take the
    receiver with me!
    The cross over Ethernet cable. Don't know if what I am using is proper;
    but the cable does work with the desktop; I'm assuming that means it
    should work with the laptop.

    Any suggestions?
    Slaz, Jun 22, 2010
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  2. Slaz

    Slaz Guest

    Found my own solution. I was using the wrong cable. Changed cables;
    receiver kicked in right away!
    Slaz, Jun 23, 2010
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  3. Slaz


    Jul 1, 2010
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    I'm glad that you've found the solution. After seeing the topic title I taught that your windows firewall is causing the errors and my suggestion would be to check your firewall. ;)
    Zolesz, Jul 1, 2010
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