got a connection but its not working

  janetj235 12:31 12 Feb 06

I am new to computer's, so that is why i have pc helpline, i have 2 pc's connected via a crossover cable, a friend installed this, but the 2nd pc just stopped connecting to the internet, so yes we have had it working, i have on my host pc the icon saying that i have a connection for my 2nd pc and on my 2nd pc i have a icon saying there is a connection, but the 2nd pc can not get on the internet, i have even asked my internet provider, the (lights are on but nobody is home)

  dms05 08:19 13 Feb 06

It's worth checking that your Internet Browser on PC 2 isn't set to 'Work Offline'. Look under File>Work Offline.

  janetj235 08:22 13 Feb 06

thank you, but it is not checked to work off line, this is so strange cos like i said i have signal's on both pc's saying connected

  dms05 11:50 13 Feb 06

Can you check to see if you've somehow turned Internet Connection Sharing 'off'

  janetj235 12:00 13 Feb 06

i dont know how to check, but when i click on the internet icon, which is 2 tv screen near the clock it says (connected shared), and on the other 2 tv screen which is for the joint connectoin it say (connected), but the 2nd pc still cant access the internet

  dms05 12:27 13 Feb 06

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  keewaa 14:16 13 Feb 06

I have a feeling this might be an MTU issue as described here click here

However I suggest using DrTCP to edit the MTU rather than the registry click here

1454 is usually recommended, but if not try 1400.

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