Lately I've been trying to share my internet with my dads computer via crossover cable. My computer runs Windows 7, his XP.
I've got both computers setup to the point that they can see each other under network place.
On my computer, it shows his computer has a connection, and "has" internet access. His computer says nothing about having internet access, and doesn't have internet. Meanwhile my computer is telling me his connection is an "Unidentified Network" and therefore I can't change any of its settings. Something I am missing?
Once the computers can see eachother, about 10 minutes later it tells me his connection has gone from "internet access" to "no network access"
When both computers were setup to ip assign IP's automatically they would never see eachother. I have them setup to use 192.168.1.7 and 192.168.1.8 and they use subnet mask 255.255.255.0 with a gateway of 192.168.1.1.
Any input is appreciated, as the second computer is really useless without internet