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sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
maryann25 Dec-29-01 03:39 AM
I am able to share the files...I can do that EASILY!!! But for SOME reason I cannot get the internet connection to share...anyone with any ideas? I have tried every troubleshooting guide I can find!

I am using TCP/IP and not Netbuei to share..so I think I am almost there...

No problems with ANYTHING on the Host..the Client is the one I obviously have set up wrong. Please feel free to email me!!

Mary Ann

maryann25@aol.com


1. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
Acuum Jan-01-02 02:14 PM
In response to message 0
LAST EDITED ON Jan-01-02 AT 02:16 PM (GMT)

Iíve never used internet connection sharing as i have a router, so Iím not really qualified to answer this question.

However, i would suggest you go to
http://download.cnet.com
and search for internet connection searching or something like that as there are programs that will do it all for you :O)

Tony
thats the way my mates always did it.


2. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
maryann25 Jan-01-02 04:06 PM
In response to message 1
Thanks, Tony. I went over there and found a few programs...I will see if any work

MA


3. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
Acuum Jan-01-02 09:41 PM
In response to message 2
LAST EDITED ON Jan-01-02 AT 09:47 PM (GMT)

ya welcome
)
Tony (Acuum)

p.s. it would be good to know what you recomend, for future refference. and if they really are as easy and good as they apear


4. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
lbyard Jan-02-02 11:37 PM
In response to message 0
What kind of Internet connection do you have? Larry

5. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
maryann25 Jan-03-02 07:56 PM
In response to message 4
hi Larry! I got the real deal...wow

I have MSN internet connection and I use this little "dial up" thing that I created because I hate the interface they use. I just want to get online..I don't need all the special features.

I am still having trouble...but I found an AWESOME site that is loaded with information...

It is http://www.sohointer.net/

I am now completely "set up" but I can't get the client to achieve an IP from the ICS ... not sure what in the world I am doing wrong...

Thanks to everyone for giving me good advice!!

I am still working on it!

MA


6. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
lbyard Jan-03-02 08:19 PM
In response to message 5
Does the client getting it's IP address from the host automatically? Can you browse to http://216.92.56.121? Larry

7. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
maryann25 Jan-03-02 08:48 PM
In response to message 6
Larry,

The thing is NOT able to browse..it does get its own IP address, but it gets it from the nic card that I have installed...not from the internet connection sharing tcp/ip...

I have NOT called and asked MSN for something extra..they are the ones that I have my ISP through..I have a modem that I use to dial up and then a 10/100 nic card that is working like a charm on file/printer sharing...but I am somehow not doing something right on the settings

HELP !! please?

Thanks for anything
MA


8. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
lbyard Jan-03-02 10:13 PM
In response to message 7
Verify the client settings here: http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se/client.htm. Note in particular the Proxy problem. Larry

9. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
maryann25 Jan-03-02 10:41 PM
In response to message 8
Larry,

I have checked that setting so many times I can't even see straight. It is definitely NOT checked as a "use proxy" ...

The computer starts to look up a site and then says "DNS" and looks for the site..it seems like..on the c-drive of the host.

Also, it then will not open a search page when I type in an ip address like you gave me before.

MA


10. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
lbyard Jan-04-02 05:20 PM
In response to message 9
Please shutdown both computers. Bring-up the ICS host computer first followed by the client computer.

Please connect to the Internet on the ICS host computer.

Please do the following on the client:

Start, Run, enter winipcfg, select the network adapter going to the ICS host, Release, and Renew. The IP address should go blank and then reappear. What is it?

Start, Programs, Accessories, MS-DOS Prompt to open a DOS window. In the DOS window, please enter as follows:

C:\windows>ping 192.168.0.1

What do you get as a result?

In the DOS window:

C:\windows>ping 216.92.56.121

What happens? Larry


11. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
maryann25 Jan-05-02 00:18 AM
In response to message 10
I am going to go do that now...the thing is - I only have the "REALTEK nic card" on the other computer and when I have it release and then get a new one the computer locks up.

I will let you know what happens from this one.

MA


12. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
maryann25 Jan-05-02 05:03 AM
In response to message 11
Results...

192.168.0.1 - four packets sent and four received - 0% loss

pinging 216.92.56.121 on the CLIENT - 100% LOSS

pinging 216.92.56.121 on the gateway/host = 0% LOSS

I know it is something SOMETHING that I have in the setup of the TCP/IP ... I feel so stupid

Thanks for all your help, everyone!
MA


13. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
lbyard Jan-07-02 06:55 PM
In response to message 12
The client is working. There is something wrong with the ICS NAT. Please send me what you find on the host at Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network, Configuration. Larry

14. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
maryann25 Jan-20-02 06:06 PM
In response to message 13
UPDATED!!!

Larry,

I have gotten my pc's connected again and they can share files but when I try to install ICS on the gateway computer my machine locks up..EVERYTIME...I don't know what is going on...I decided to do a "reinstall" of Win98 and it went all the way through...but it still does its freezing..any suggestions?

Thanks!!

MA


15. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
lbyard Jan-21-02 04:20 PM
In response to message 14
Do you see exclamation marks nest to the netowkr adapters in Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager? Larry

16. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
maryann25 Jan-21-02 06:10 PM
In response to message 15
Larry,

No, there are no exclamation marks. As far as I know there are no conflicts at all..no ! and no X on the device manager..

MA


17. RE: sharing an internet connection with two win 98 SE computers
lbyard Jan-21-02 06:58 PM
In response to message 16
Try uninstalling ICS before installing it (Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Communications, Details, as I recall). I hope that cable that the cat chewed through was replaced and not spliced. Larry

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