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Can't share cable modem connection
davcoinc Aug-22-00 06:27 PM
I have a p2p lan and cable modem. The host is set up with 2 nic's and has ics active. The ics is on the same nic as the cable modem and the other nic is addresed for the lan and ends with .1 . I can see all other computers and can share files both ways. The host is on line and is fast as greased weaser. I applied the ics software to each client, double checked the proxy settings (making sure it was off) and even set up the host IP as the gateway. No luck. After 3 tries to Microsoft I was told that software now exists and is being used by the Cable and Telco's to block ICS! GREAT! Has any heard of this or a way to get around it?

Many thanks.


1. RE: PPPOE and Can't share cable modem connection
lbyard Aug-22-00 07:09 PM
In response to message 0
Yes, I know at least one way around PPPOE without editing the Windows registry: the SMC Broadband Router (http://www.smc.com/smc/pages_html/homef.html). I have one and plan to publish a review on it shortly. So far, after playing with it for a couple of days, I can report that it looks like it is going to be rated SUPER! in my review. Also, see http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/sygate/sygate.htm and http://www.sybergen.com/support/SG_SA/SG081500-36-NL.htm. Furthermore, the DLINK DI-701 Residential Gateway (http://www.dlink.com/products/broadband/di701/index2.htm) is supposed to support PPPOE. A DI-701 is on its way here for a review. Finally, there may be a Windows work around for the problem by manually setting the MaxMTU value in the Windows registry to 1492 or less. For more info see http://www.speedguide.net/Cable_modems/cable_registry.shtml. Microsoft Knowledgebase documentation on this problem is at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q265/7/28.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0 and http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q248/0/15.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0. Guess I have now investigated it some… Larry

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