I recently set up a small LAN in my place by having my main computer with 2 NICs using one to connect to the internet and the other connecting to the other computer via a crossover cable - both PCs running XP. Everything seemed to have been running fine until I made the mistake of enabling Internet Connection Sharing. I've disabled it since then (I think/hope) but now whenever I try to copy a file from one computer to another or even try to queue up mp3s from the other computer it just hangs there and eventually either times out or I have to force quit whichever program is attempting to access the other computer. I've tried it on both ends and it's the same story. I even tried disabling my firewall and it made no difference.
I never did set either of them with their own IPs because everything seemed to be working fine with them obtaining their own IP. Both computers still see each other and browsing the drives isn't a problem at all. It's only when I try to copy something from one to another or start even a slight transfer that it causes problems.
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.