Hello I'm currently sharing my internet connection with another computer (both run windows 7). The other computer can only access the internet if the computer holding the dial up connection has windows firewall turned off. I tried to add an exception in windows firewall for port 80 but did not have any effect. The local area connection adapter on the computer that's holding the internet connection has the following settings: IPv4 Address: 192.168.137.1 IPv4 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 default gateway: 192.168.10.1 preferred DNS server: 220.127.116.11 the other computer has obtain IP and DNS address automatically Using ADSL modem is a Sagem F@st 800 to connect to the internet no router used, just a simple cat-45 cable (i think that's the name of the cable!) Any help would be greatly appreciated my first time on the forum, so a BIG hello to everyone and a happy new year! Thanks!