Ive been trying for the past 2 and a half hours to get ICS enabled on my wireless Vista Home, internet enabled laptop so it can share the connection with my XP Pro desktop but ICS keeps on bringing up the error message that "an error has occured whilst ICS was being enabled" Its really pissing me off!
- Ive tried changing IP addresses on both computers. I live in a shared house of 4 other people so in the IP address, Ive used 192.168.0.11 or 192.168.0.12 just to make sure there arnt any ip conflicts with any other potential users in the house. It doesnt make any difference though. It still comes up with the same message, plus the laptops internet connection doesnt stay connected because it turns into a new static address. Ive then looked at what the actual address it uses when it get the IP automatically and Ive used that address as a static one to see if it makes a difference. It doesnt. It still loses connection to the internet Ive tried changing the address on just the XP computer to a static address...Again considering other internet users so I keep the last digits to higher numbers to make sure their are no IP conflicts and and keeping the address set as DHCP automatic, the same as it would be normally on the laptop and again...Same error message. ***? What does it take just to do this? Its not supposed to be rocket science. Just a simple internet connection using another computer.
Clues: If I look into "my network places" on the XP desktop computer, its has found my other computers share folfers but they are the "unknown file type" symbols that you get when you computer doesnt know what the file is associated with. Again...***? Theyre simple folders. They arent programme files that need to be associated with another programme...This is confusing me and its effecting my sanity. I'm going to hang myself very shortly!