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ICS and Iexplorer weird problem
Sonic999 Dec-04-01 11:36 PM
Hello! I'm sharing adsl 256 ppoe by using ICS with a WinMe host and a win98SE client. Both pcs can ping each other, ping www, see each other over net neighborhood. On the client i can use such programs as Morpheus, Edonkey2000, Icq, Realplayer(limited functions), Netmeeting, Outlook, FTP, mIRC(all work FINE).....BUT, i'm having problems with Internet Explorer: there are certain websites to which i can't gain access. For example, www.practicallynetworked.com...but with the host i CAN. What is going on here? Yesterday i was running Iexplore 5.0 and today i upgraded to iexplore 5.5, built the net from scratch, and everything's just the way it was before.
I tried opening some more ports with that ICSCFG utility, but to no avail.
I've looked everywhere for a solution to this...hope any of you guys can give me hand with this strange issue.
Thanks.

1. RE: ICS and Iexplorer weird problem
lbyard Dec-05-01 03:48 PM
In response to message 0
Mskb Q273587, How to Configure ICS for Use with DSL Connections That Use PPPoE Adapters (Q273587), http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q273587

“Internet Explorer
1. Start Internet Explorer, click Tools , and then select Options .
2. Click Connections , and then click Always dial my default connection .
3. Under Dialup Setting , make sure that the connection to the DSL's ISP is selected as the default connection.
4. Click OK , and then quit Internet Explorer.”
Larry


2. RE: ICS and Iexplorer weird problem
Sonic999 Dec-06-01 07:11 PM
In response to message 1
Thanks for replying, but no...i had already seen that website and many others at www.support.microsoft. The setting was just like that (like you said).
I received an email from another guy saying that it could be a MTU issue (PPPoE with ICS Requires MTU Setting Below 1492 on the ICS Clients (Q259783))...the problem is, THERE IS NO REFERENCE to such MTU setting in the client PC!! I found it in the host Pc (it was set to 1500, however, with that setting the host could browse the web with no trouble at all), and set it to 1,492...rebooted both pcs, and nothing changed.
What i will try next is delete a registry key in the host (as suggested by Fernando Kohan 23-Nov-2001): ICSlocaldomainname (mine has this data: "mshome.net"); and the Winsock2 key.


From Microsoft's support website (Q259783):
"In order to determine the proper MTU size, perform the following steps:

Determine the default gateway of the ICS server using IPCONFIG .


From a command prompt on a client, type PING -f -l . Start with an MTU size of 1,454.


If this fails with an error message indicating that it must be fragmented, decrease the MTU size and try again. Repeat this until the ping command succeeds."

The default gateway for this client pc is 198.168.0.1 (and the assigned ip for the client through DHCP is 192.168.0.2)--->so, no problems here.

The default gateway for the host pc is my isp's ip (200.45.xxx.xx), and then there's the 192.168.0.1 gateway and two more other gateways (and there's only two NICS on the host - i don't know why WinMe does that...under networkneighborhood in the host, when i installed the 2nd Nic it added two nics - one "realtek 8139 PCI" and the other "...BASED ON realtek 8139 PCI").

So, i tried "ping 192.168.0.1 -f -l 1,454"
and it worked...so i tried some other values, above and below 1,454
1,500
2,000
0,500
1,492
The ping command succeeded everytime...0% loss.

When i ping my pcs by the assigned name under the LAN:

C:\WINDOWS>ping COMPAQ

Pinging compaq.mshome.net <192.168.0.2> with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.2:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

C:\WINDOWS>ping HPPAV

Pinging hppav.mshome.net <192.168.0.1> with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms


3. RE: ICS and Iexplorer weird problem
lbyard Dec-06-01 07:47 PM
In response to message 2
Mskb Q158474

“The entries in this section must be added to the following registry key, where n represents the particular TCP/IP-to-network adapter binding.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\netTrans\000 n
MaxMTU = 16-bit integer
Data Type: String

This specifies the maximum size datagram IP that can pass to a media driver. SNAP and source routing headers (if used on the media) are not included in this value. For example, on an Ethernet network, MaxMTU will default to 1500. The actual value used will be the minimum of the value specified with this parameter and the size reported by the media driver. The default is the size reported by the media driver.”

So, add it. I seen problems from playing around with those registry entries.

See Q286228,.

I’d buy a router, if the MODEM has an Ethernet interface. I went from ICS, to SyGate, to a router. Each was noticeably better than the one before.

Larry


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