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Cable Internet connection on Network
Connie Mar-18-01 03:49 AM
I have networked a Windows ME and Windows 98 with a Linksys 10/100 Workgroup Hub. The network is working .. sharing printing and files!
However I don't know how to set-up for internet access on the Windows 98 machine. I can access through the Windows ME which is identified as the name given to me by the ISP.
When I try to run Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing on the 98 machine I am told network adapter is not available, which I don't understand as I do have a network up and running, just no internet on the second machine.
Hoping someone might be able to advise, what I've done wrong. Thanks

1. RE: Cable Internet connection on Network
lbyard Mar-18-01 04:55 PM
In response to message 0
http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se_cab/intro.htm explains how to do it. You need two network adapters in the ICS host computer. If it’s not too late, I would “trade-in” that hub in for a router/switch such as the SMC Barricade (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/smc/smc7004br/smc7004br.htm). The Barricade doesn’t need two network adapters in any of the computers, works much better than ICS, is much faster than ICS, doesn’t need a host computer to be on to access the Internet from any other computer, has a print server, and can be had for less than $100. Larry

2. RE: Cable Internet connection on Network
Connie Mar-19-01 04:21 AM
In response to message 1
Thanks for the tips. I returned the hub and bought a Linksys Router/Switch which only took about 15 minutes to get up and running, and I know next to nothing about networking. Both machines now have internet access and share printers and files. I don't think I would have finished this without your help. Much appreciated.

3. RE: Cable Internet connection on Network
lbyard Mar-19-01 05:46 PM
In response to message 2
You are most welcome. Makes me feel good to help (and to get some feedback that I was able to help). Larry

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