Sorry for all the threads today, basically my desktop internal wireless card is too weak to use my neighbours internet(and he is letting me use it before anyone starts!) so I use my laptop which gets a really strong signal, I also have a Belkin gaming adaptor which picks up the network and is connected via ethernet.
I dont know if its the cables or the desktop, tried 2 cables though not sure if crossover or ethernet and when connected to the laptop they work fine for networking but wont let me share the laptops connection, though one time it did work that is what is confusing but I needed the cable for my xbox to ftp to and so took it out of desktop then when I put it back it didnt work for internet sharing.
I then tried an older cable I used when in halls to connect to the uni network and was provided by uni that worked fine, but not now.
I also tried both cables on the Belkin adaptor and the adaptor is connected to the internet but wont send the internet signal to my desktop just lets me connect to my laptop and neighbours laptop.
I used to use the Belkin adaptor at my old house but with a different ethernet cable and it worked fine so I may have to go through my boxes to find it but dont want to do that as it will take ages!
Any other ideas?