ICS vanishing in XP Pro??? Heres how to fix it

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On the Server Machine, Please try the following steps:

1. Log on to the host computer as an Administrator or Owner.

2. On the Taskbar, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

3. In Control Panel, click "Network and Internet Connections" under "Pick a category".

4. Under the section, "or pick a Control Panel icon", click Network Connections.

5. Delete the Network Bridge, right-click the connection that you use to connect to the Internet.

6. On the shortcut menu that appears, click Properties.

7. Click the Advanced tab.

8. Under Internet Connection Sharing, click the "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection" check box.

9. Click OK. The following message appears:

   When Internet Connection Sharing is enabled, your LAN adapter will be set to use IP address 192.168.0.1. Your computer may lose connectivity with other computers on your network. If these other computers have static IP addresses, you should set them to obtain their IP addresses automatically. Ar
e you sure you want to enable Internet Connection Sharing?

10. Click Yes.

On the client computer, please try the following steps:

1. Log on to the client computer as an Administrator or Owner.

2. On the Taskbar, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

3. In Control Panel, click "Network and Internet Connections" under "Pick a category".

4. Under the section, "or pick a Control Panel icon", click Network Connections.

5. Right-click the connection that you use to connect to the Internet.

6. On the shortcut menu that appears, click Properties.

7. Under General tab, Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.

8. Select Using the following IP Address and input the following Network settings:

IP Address: 192.168.0.x (x is a various number between 2 AND 253)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1
Preferred DNS server: 192.168.0.1
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