When using a direct connection with a network crossover cable, you need to set a static IP address on your PC.
To do this, click Start / Settings / Control Panel / Network connections. Double click on Local Area Connection and then click Properties. Click on Internet Protocol(TCP/IP). Double click Advanced and you will see the Internet Protocal (TCP/IP) Properties menu.
Uncheck Obtain an IP address automatically.
In the IP address box, enter 192, then 123, then 1, then 1.
When you hit the Tab key, the subnet mask will fill in to 255.255.255.0
Leave Default Gateway blank.
Click OK and then OK again to complete the disabling of DHCP.
Note: If you would like to reenable DHCP, simply click the Obtain an IP address automatically box, and your system will be configured for use on a network instead of the direct PC to MediaMVP connection.