well, im atempting to set up an ad-hoc network, since my router died for reasons id rather not admit (well, other than it being in many pieces right now). im using a dlink pci card and a belkin usb adapter, and i can get them to notice each other and "connect" but thats all. the non interneted pc dont get any benefit of being networked, and the interneted even loses its acces while they are connected. its... kinda odd.

both pcs are on XP pro

i found a way to get the ics to agree with the host so that its allright now.
the new problem is that the client still doesent really have access. it says it has the shared internet from the host, but it cant really get online. really dont know why...