1. For the access sharing issue, I would check the firewall first.
2. For access the Internet, posting the results of ipconfig /all on both
computers may help.
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"Pankaj Jain" <PankajJain@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I have VIsta loaded on My Laptop, i had been trying to connect it to my
> desktop by cross cable by ethernet cards in the usual way (1 host & 1
> by assinging their IP as 192.168.0.1 & 2) but it is not working. Laptop
> (VISTA) is able to ping Desktop (XP) but not vice versa.
> Moreover i tried to connect to internet by my mobile & vodafone connection
> through USB cable which doesn't work out, while the same process worked on
> desktop (XP) in an instant. Could this be an issue with VISTA or could
> be something wrong with network components of VISTA on my laptop? Please