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ICS Problem
rascojc Jan-23-01 03:14 AM
LAST EDITED ON Jan-23-01 AT 03:30 AM (GMT)

I am having a problem using ICS. I am using Win98 SE on both PC's, my network works fine. However, I can not seem to get the ICS to work. I have followed every direction I have found to a "T" and it still does not work, even had a friend of mine that has sucessfully set this up before look at it.

I am using a standard ISP with TCP/IP. I have, on the client, setup the gateway and TCP/IP. I noticed in other messages the reference to using NetBEUI, do I need to use it?

Thanks in advance for your help.


1. RE: ICS Problem
rascojc Jan-23-01 03:32 AM
In response to message 0
I was able to goto from the client PC. But can not view any other web page.

2. RE: ICS Problem
ProtoStar Jan-23-01 04:16 AM
In response to message 0
No you do not need NetBEUI it cannot be used over the internet, it is non-routable. If your network is fine then your protocols are fine.

Can the first computer (host) access the internet? If so then leave it running (attached to the internet) while you setup the other (client) computer. Check your intenet options (client) and make sure that it is not configured to use a proxy. Whatever your IP address is for the host computer make sure that you enter that as your gateway on the client. On the host computer check the sharing button on the internet options page to make sure that it has the right nic's (right one for network, right one for internet).

5. RE: ICS Problem
rascojc Jan-23-01 07:19 PM
In response to message 2
The host can access the internet just fine. I am not using a proxy and I have installed a gateway on the client. I have checked and rechecked to make sure the sharing is setup properlly.


3. RE: ICS Problem
lbyard Jan-23-01 07:06 PM
In response to message 0
ICS does not use NetBEUI, only TCP/IP. Open a DOS window and see if the client can communicate with the ICS host with:


See if it can ping Larry

4. RE: ICS Problem
rascojc Jan-23-01 07:16 PM
In response to message 3
Thanks for the NetBEUI info. The client can communicate with the host and vice versa. I can ping both of those ip's. Why can I ping and view that site with my browser but I can not get to other sites ie, yahoo.com, hp.com, excite.com?


6. RE: ICS Problem
lbyard Jan-23-01 08:12 PM
In response to message 4
Because the other sites require the intervention of a Domain Name Server (DNS) to convert their name (e.g., duxcw.com) into an IP address (e.g., so your browser can connect to them, and the DNS configuration (IP addresses of the DNS servers) in the instance of the TCP/IP bound to the network adapter connecting the Internet is not correct. Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have two DNS servers, a Primary and a Secondary. This information is normally provided in the documentation forwarded to you by the ISP when you open an Internet account and may be available on your ISPís web site. Many ISPs have automated their systems so their DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) server automatically provides the DNS IPs just like they automate leasing (temporarily assigning) an Internet IP address to your PC. ICS can often do that for the client, also. If not, they have to be entered manually. They also have to be entered manually if the ICS client is setup with static IP address instead of using ICSís DHCP server, which has been deactivated. See what they are on the ICS host (Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network, select the TCP/IP bound to the adapter going to the Internet, Properties, DNS Configuration) and enter them on the ICS client. You may also have to enter a Host and Domain, but often you can enter the PC name and anything you want for a Domain. Larry

7. RE: ICS Problem
rascojc Jan-24-01 07:50 PM
In response to message 6
I was able to get this to work by entering setting the DNS. Thanks for your help!

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