A few guys offered some advice to me before on this problem.... it's still here! I'm using a PC running WinXP to connect to the internet via Broadband. I want to surf the net on my laptop (also XP) via a cross-wired network cable. I've done the network sharing util. All IP address are correct and I can share files between the two computers. I can ping the IP address assigned to my computer by the ISP but I can't ping anything like www.bbc.co.uk or anything else. A little help??????? Cheers guys.