How to create a direct connection using Ethernet crossover cable in Windows XP?

Setup on the second computer (4)

10. In "The wizard configures this computer for network connection", you must wait for the wizard to complete your network configuration. It would take a couple of minutes.

Network Setup Wizard

11. In "You're almost done...", select "Just finish the wizard; I don't need to run the wizard on other computers". Click Next.

Network Setup Wizard

12. Click Finish on the Network Setup wizard final dialog.

Network Setup Wizard

Now, your direct Ethernet connection between two computers must have been alive. You can check it from My Network Places. If shared folders and printers on both computers are listed, then your network is active. You can test your Internet connection sharing by opening Internet Explorer or other browser on the second computer, and type a web address. Be sure to open a new URL, i.e. not from cached web pages.

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