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Installing ICS
skor Dec-27-00 10:22 PM
Hi Larry
I'm having a problem installing ICS. First
let me tell you how I'm set up. I have a 2 pc
network that is functioning fine. The PC's are
connected to a Netgear DS108 Dual Speed Hub. I have a Cisco 678 Router also connected to the Hub.
I have a static IP address on one PC that connects to the net just fine. My first step is to install ICS on this PC. When installing ICS it gets to the point of "Select the connection that you use to connect to the internet" and there is nothing to select.
What am I doing wrong?
Any help would be appreciated!


1. RE: Installing ICS
mikep Dec-28-00 10:05 PM
In response to message 0
I'm having much the same problem. The difference is, I don't get a "high speed connection" option. Instead, it goes to an "internet connection wizard" where I can only choose dial up and LAN. If I select LAN, it takes me through the email set up, etc. After finishing this, I'm back in ICS setup where it says "The Wizard cannot detect the network" If I go to advanced settings to choose an adapter, when I choose it, it brings up a panel that says "ypu must select the adapter that accesses the internet". I have! As a matter of fact, I'm accessing it now! And my network works because I am printing to a networked printer.

The following is my set up: 2 pc's each with a 10/100 nic. Both of these and a cable modem hooked to a 5 port autosensing hub (my modem is in the uplink).

Any help?

3. RE: Installing ICS
lbyard Dec-28-00 10:23 PM
In response to message 1
LAST EDITED ON Dec-28-00 AT 10:24 PM (GMT)

mikep, If you have a router, you donít need or want ICS. If you donít have a router and wish to install ICS, you have to have two network adapters in the PC that is to be the ICS host. One adapter connects to the local network (hub) and the other connects to the cable MODEM. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se_cab/intro.htm for details. In my opinion, if one can afford cable MODEM service than one should spend $100 for a router such as the SMC Barricade: http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/smc/smc7004br/smc7004br.htm. They work much better than any software solution. Larry

4. RE: Installing ICS
mikep Dec-29-00 03:13 PM
In response to message 3

Thanks-I guess I had incorrectly thought that ICS had NAT technology. This is supposed to allow one nic in each computer? I downloaded Sygate 4.0 and although it took a while, I've got them working with the hub (lazy I guess-I could download it vs. going and buying a router!).


5. RE: Installing ICS
lbyard Dec-29-00 05:56 PM
In response to message 4
Win 98 SE/Me ICS is a NAT. Most NATs need two adapters. Older versions of SyGate (which could be configured as a NAT or proxy server) required two adapters. More info is at http://duxcw.com/faq/ics/2adapters.htm. Larry

2. RE: Installing ICS
lbyard Dec-28-00 10:12 PM
In response to message 0
Scott, You donít need (or want) ICS with an ADSL router. It can do everything ICS can do and do it better. I took a quick look at the Cisco 678 ADSL Router Installation and Operation Guide (http://cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/dsl_prod/c600s/c678/678inop/index.htm). I would start by enabling the router's DHCP server, setting it so it can lease more than one (which looks like the default) private network IP address, make sure the NAT is enabled, and setting TCP/IP for the PCís to obtain IP addresses automatically (from the routerís DHCP server). You may need to run winipcfg (Start, RunÖ) on both PCs and release and renew the IP addresses. Please come back if you need more help. Larry

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