How to connect XP laptop via LAN with Desktop PC with Windows 7 Tags: LAN Laptops Windows 7 LAN Desktops Networking Last response: March 5, 2010 5:33 PM in Networking Share Anonymous a b D Laptop a b $ Windows 7 March 5, 2010 10:19:05 AM I have the following problem. I have 1 desktop PC with 2 lan cards 1 integrated 1 peripheral running windows 7 Ultimate and a laptop running windows XP professional also i have cable modem which i have connected to my peripheral LAN to receive internet. I have a cross over and straight cables and i want to connect my Laptop to my 2nd LAN card on my Desktop PC and by sharing the internet connection on the other LAN to send internet to my laptop too. I had this all set up and done the way i am describing to you but yesterday i was upgrading my Windows 7 and since then i cant set it up like it was before again. I remember last time that i have assigned some static IP address to the LAn that the laptop is connected. Now if i dont assign any static address the laptop can't obtain IP from the Desktop PC probably because there isnt DHCP server that can give IP addresses. I am not too familiar with LANs so obivously i am missing something pretty obvious anyone can help? More about : connect laptop lan desktop windows eibgrad a b D Laptop a b X LAN March 5, 2010 11:59:09 AM [modem]<--wire-->[pc w/ ICS enabled]<--wire-->[laptop] All you need to do is enabled ICS on the connection leading to the Internet. Just leave the PC and laptop connections using DHCP, you don't need to configure static IPs. ICS will take care of all of it. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-... Anonymous a b D Laptop a b $ Windows 7 March 5, 2010 5:33:13 PM I got it all sorted but after i reinstalled my Windows 7 on my desktop PC It turns out some important services like ICS were not running properly due to unknown reason and the laptop's Connection couldnt get IP assigned to it After i reinstalled my Windows 7 it all worked right away like Eibgard said with no need to use static IPs Thanks for the reply Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to connect laptop to desktop PC and transfer files fast? Forum Connecting the PC to the Laptop via a wireless router Forum How to connect windows 7 laptop to a windows xp desktop using a ethern Forum Help to connect laptop to desktop pc using lan cable Forum How to connect pc to pc via lan cable in windows 7 Forum Setup xp via lan connection Forum connect laptop to desktop via wireless Forum Connect laptop to desktop via wireless lan Forum How to connect windows 7 computer and xp by lan cable Forum Windows 7 is not detecting a windows XP PC connected via LAN Forum Help. Win 7 connects via Wifi, none via LAN Forum Bluetooth: connect a laptop to internet via a PC ? Forum remote desktop on LAN via web Forum After installing windows xp pro sp3 on my sata drive via desktop pc , why does my Forum Router Setup Forum [SOLVED] How to home network windows 7 ubuntu Forum In Virtual machine one XP connect to other, and the other not ?! Forum How to understand the networking of two computers Forum How to use lan for formatting Forum 1 Mac 1 PC 1 modem how to connect them Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !