I've got PC running XP with no wireless card, and a laptop running Vista with a built in wireless card ("Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/Draft-N-WLAN).
I work in hotels alot, and sometimes need to use my PC on the internet (alright I'll just admit it, I want to be able to play online games on my PC in hotel rooms). I bought a CrossOver cable and attempted to "share" my wireless connection at home as a test. But I get the error message "unable to share ICS connection" when I attempt to share. I've made sure all the correct services are set to Automatic and I still get the error message.
I understand it may be an IP conflict with the router, but assuming I have no access to the router (which I won't if I'm trying to connect in a hotel) - is there a workaround for getting me connected or am I just doing something wrong?
Without getting into trouble shooting ICS just yet, I would ask why you would need a crossover cable in a hotel room. Most hotels have wireless service (no cable needed) or hard wired RJ45 Jacks in the room, in which case you would use a normal Cat5e or Cat6 cable (not a crossover).
Maybe I just need more of an understanding of what you are trying to do.
[#0005ff]Which is what wold happen automatically when the OP runs the network Setup Wizard in XP and ticks to share the laptop's Internet Connection. I can't believe he's going to lug a PC into a hotel room! [/#000ff]