i have just got ADSL put on, & i cant share the net connection like i did with my 56k connection. the old 56k connection & my new ADSL connection are thru different providers. the ADSL provider (Telstra Australia) are known for being real tight with their money & try to drain you of every cent they can. is it in anyway possible they can have blocked me being able to share my connection at home?? i wouldnt have thought so, but can they ?? i can get the share connection to display & able to control it thru the second computer. just cant display web pages, or ping a web page; it always times out!!! what if i make the second computers IP address the same as the IP of the first computer on the broadband connection?? that way the provider wont know where the request is coming from in case they have some software set up to prevent this (ICS) any help would be greatly apreciated!! thanx PSi have just now tried to conect to ADSL thru the second computer directly & have the other way connect thru this one; in other words swap their roles over. & still i cant get online with the computer that HAD the SDAL & is now the one wanting to share.