thanks for the tip tw33k, I have never done it wirelessly, i was under the impression it couldn't be done,
Oadbylad, is the Lan adapter on both machines enabled? you can check this under Network and Sharing Centre>Manage Wireless adapters, are both machines on either the same homegroup (windows 7 only) or Workgroup (Windows 7 and another OS such as Vista) also check that both PC's are set to "obtain an IP address automatically"
direct from microsoft: Configure TCP/IP
To use ICS, make sure the local area network (LAN) connection on each network computer is configured to get an IP address automatically. To do this:
- Open Network Connections by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Network and Internet, clicking Network and Sharing Center, and then clicking Manage network connections.
- Right-click the LAN connection, and then click Properties. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
- Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), and then click Properties.
- Click Obtain an IP address automatically or Obtain an IPv6 address automatically.
The Internet options on your network computers should also be configured for ICS. For more information, see Change Internet settings for ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)
Do not use ICS on a network with domain controllers, DNS servers, gateways, or DHCP servers. And don't use ICS on systems configured for static IP addresses.