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Internet Sharing With DSL and Netgear NIC's
Mr Bill Jul-09-00 03:48 AM
I've tried several solutions to this problem. Installed, uninstalled, re-installed ICS. Tried 2 different programs (All Aboard, and Wingate). It seems that my network cards wont recognize each other using the TCP/IP protocol. But if I install NetBEUI, then the network works. But, I spent 5 hours today trying everything to get my client computer to recognize my Bellatlantic DSL connection on the Server computer. With no luck at all. I must have restarted both of these computers about 2 dozen times today. I'm so frustrated. According to the big 2 pages of instructions in the Microsoft manual that comes with Win98se, what I did should have been no big deal. But it doesnt work.

Like the title says, I have 2 Netgear Fast internet cards for the LAn, and a 3com Etherlink III for the DSL connection. No conflicts. No Error messages. Just NO recognization of the internet connection from the client computer.. I'm probably rambling by now, but its just been a bad day. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

1. RE: Internet Sharing With DSL and Netgear NIC's
lbyard Jul-10-00 01:43 PM
In response to message 0
I would uninstall everything, including all network components and ICS (Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Windows Setup, Internet Tools...). Get a TCP/IP network working first (http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se/intro.htm). Make sure the DSL connection is working. Install ICS or other NAT; I like SyGate (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/sygate/sygate.htm). Larry

2. RE: Internet Sharing With DSL and Netgear NIC's
Mr Bill Jul-11-00 08:21 AM
In response to message 1
Well, heres an update. I removed and uninstalled all Network drivers, protocols, etc, from both computers. Re-installed the two Netgear NiC cards, and guess what, the network was working fine with TCP/IP!!! But, here is the kicker. After that was working, I had to install the Winpoet drivers for the Bellatlantic DSl. And guess what. After what was installed, the Netgear cards didnt see each other anymore. Not until I re-installed NETbeui, THEN they worked, but now I'm back to square one. I have a network, but still cant share the internet on the client computer.. Geeeeeez

Thanks for replying btw..

3. RE: Internet Sharing With DSL and Netgear NIC's
lbyard Jul-11-00 12:12 PM
In response to message 2
Try swapping the wires on the NICs in the computer the DSL connection. run winipcfg and see what it tells you about each of the NICs. Larry

4. RE: Internet Sharing With DSL and Netgear NIC's
Mr Bill Jul-14-00 02:04 PM
In response to message 3
According to Bell Atlantic, I should be able to share the connection with my LAN. But I am still unable to get it working. Like before, TCP/IP works fine if the Bell Atlantic software is not installed. Once I install the DSL Software from BA, the TCP/IP connection between my two computers is gone. I have to then install NETBEUI in order to get both computers to see each other. But that also seems to affect the reason why I cant access the net with the client computer. This is driving me nuts.

5. RE: Internet Sharing With DSL and Netgear NIC's
lbyard Jul-14-00 02:44 PM
In response to message 4
If WinPoet is bound to the NIC for the LAN, which according to WinRiver's WinPoet FAQs (http://www.wrs.com/ivasion/html/winpoet_faq.htm#abilities2) it does, you may want to delete that instance and see if the network then works. This appears to be a WinPoet problem. Suggest checking that be you have the latest version of WinPoet.

I may be able to help further with more info... What does the network configuration look like in Control Panel, Network after everything is installed? Forget NetBEUI; you have to have TCP/IP running on the local area network to share an Internet connection. In Contol Panel, System, what network-related drivers are installed? Do any of them have exclamation marks next to them? If so, what does Windows state as the reason for the problem?

You will find a lot of stuff about WinPoet problems if you search Google (http://www.google.com/) with winpoet. It appears that you are not alone.


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