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Internet Connection Sharing Problem
muttschu Sep-30-01 03:39 PM
I am trying to share cable internet access over a Windows 98 network, currently with 2 computers, but I am having problems.

The computer with the cable modem attached has two network cards, one with the cable modem (3com, IP from AT&T) & the other (D-Link, IP: going to a hub. The internet works fine on this computer.

The other computer is having problems. It has one network card (D-Link, IP: and is attached to the hub. The two computers are able to see & access one another in Network Neighborhood, but this computer ( cannot access the internet. When running winipcfg on this machine, it does not even see the D-Link - it only sees the PPP adapter, and when attempting to ping the in DOS, it says that the network is unreachable.

I have tried using the Windows 98 ICS and a proxy server, but am having no luck.

Any suggestions, comments, theories...

Thanks, Matt

1. RE: Internet Connection Sharing Problem
lbyard Sep-30-01 05:10 PM
In response to message 0
Try setting computer #2 to obtain its IP address automatically from the Win 98 SE DHCP server. I would do it that way first to get everything working. If you want to use static IP addresses, download Allan McComb's ICSConfig (http://lynx.dac.neu.edu/a/amccombs configure Windows 98 SE/Me Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to disable the DHCP server or change its IP address scope so it will not interfere with the static IPs. Instructions for installing ICS are at http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se/intro.htm. There are better ways to share a cable Internet connection. They are described at http://duxcw.com/faq/ics/waysshare.htm. If you use a router, dynamic IPs are the best option for small networks as the router is always on and one does not have depend on a computer with the DHCP server being on to get IPs, and it will usually handle DNS name resolution as well. Larry

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