>I have spent the last week trying to get my network running...
>I have narrowed the problems down, and now know what they are. Whenever I
>enable the Internet connection sharing, or the firewall, the File and print
>sharing is unaccessable.
>I have exausted all of my other technical support resources - it is funny
>how nobody supports Windows Xp.
>Please help me!
>Anything will do!
The Internet Connection Firewall is for use only on a direct modem
connection to the Internet. Don't enable it on a local area network
connection: it serves no useful purpose there, and it will block file
and printer sharing.
When you enable ICS, it sets the IP address of the local area network
connection to 192.168.0.1. If this isn't compatible with your
existing IP addressing scheme, it could prevent file and printer
sharing. In that case, the solution is to configure the other
computer(s) as ICS clients so that they get compatible IP addresses.
I've written a web page which should help:
Windows XP Internet Connection Sharing
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Windows XP
Sorry, but I don't give technical support by E-mail.
Please post all questions in the news group, and don't
E-mail your reply to me.
Adding Windows XP to an Existing Network
Windows XP Professional File Sharing