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Hey all, found this site while trying to find a fix for this issue, found none so I thought I would sign up and ask.

Right, here is the scenario, two home computers, both running windows XP.

We are trying to get the internet to work on them, but currently we cant get it to.

We (Think) we are using a crossover cable, weird thing is, is that the net worked for a good few hours but then desided to just stop. Since then only the host computer has worked.

Both computers can see each other (We can play Lan games just fine) but no internet on the client.

When the client computer does the ipconfig /release in the cmd we get this...

Local Area connection 4

Connection-specific DNS suffix . .
Autoconfigion IP address . . I69.254.70.134
Subnet mask . . 255.255.0.0
Default gateway . .

When he does ipconfig /renew

Windows IP Configuation

An error occurred while renewing interface local area connection 4 . . Unable to connect your DHCP server request has timed out.

We are running BT broadband ADSL, its an allways on but you do need to dail up to connect. Both computers have firewalls turned off, including windows firewall.

Hope you lot can help.. :tazz:
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Hi,
If you are using DSL, and have 2 computers, you need something called a hub, or a switch to allow more than one computer to hook up to the DSL modem. Does your DSL modem have more than 2 connections on it? e.g. A WAN and a LAN and maybe 4 other RJ45 ports on it?
Or does it connect to a computer via a USB port?
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We do have a router, we dont currently have a hub, to get that we would have to go do a long walk over to get it, so we where kinda trying to avoid that.

We did get it to work using the crossover cable, just not doing so anymore.
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How many Ethernet ports are there on each computer and how is the DSL modem connected?
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One on each, and the DSL uses a USB port, its a speedtouch alcatel modem.
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Ok, so connect the 2 computers via crossover cable and turn on Internet connection sharing on the one that the Internet is connected to. Follow the instructions for setting up a Home network and both computers will be on the Internet.
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We have done that repeatedly... Sorry to sound like a jerk, but we do know how to set up a network, but niether of us have found this problem before.
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We fixed it. This thread can be closed, deleted or whatever. Cheers.
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No.. we didnt, the net just randomly stoped again. :/ This is just freaking stupid.
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