I have a mini home network (2PCs) at home. It was working fine before this, but I really don't know what had happened, and now I am facing a problem.
1) Must the computer connecting to the internet have a static ip, or can it obtain ip automatically? (I have no DHCP, no DNS obviously)I have also made an observation that when I specify the IP for the ICS Host, the 2nd computer on the network can detect its presence on the network. When I reconfigure it to obtain an ip automatically, it can no longer detect the 1st PC (I did this as the microsoft help stated that computers with static ip won't be able to use static ip). I really need help here.
When I did specify an IP address on the first computer (2nd one obtain automatically), both computers could browse the network and gain access to each other's files - this was till I configured the 1st computer to obtain ip automatically).
2) Is it alright to set the ICS Client to obtain IP automatically (The LAN TCP/IP properties) - could you answer it according to your answer in question 1?