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ICS causing host computer lock-ups
shaun May-22-00 08:16 PM
I have networked four computers, and wanted to share internet access using ICS. I am using a cable modem. My host computer is running Win98 SE, with an SMC EZ connect USB ethernet converter, and a 3Com Fast EtherLink XL 10/100Mb TX eithernet NIC. The 3Com is used for the home LAN and the SMC is used to connect to the internet. After a few minutes of web browsing from any of the client computers, the host will lock up and you are forced to reset it. I have checked the IRQ and can find no conflicts. IRQ 10 is shared both by Yamaha DS-XG PCI Audio CODEC and an intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller. I have been unable to fix this problem even after updating new drivers for everything. If you can think of anything please Help.

1. RE: ICS causing host computer lock-ups
lbyard May-23-00 00:05 AM
In response to message 0
There appears to be a problem with ICS and the SMC USB ethernet converter... See "ICS with Cable Modem causes cable network to disco..." date 11 May, 2000, below. If anyone knows how to fix this problem, I would very much appreciate a forum posting or E-Mail. I've gone nearly blind poking around SMC's web site, terrible thing... Some other possibilities… IRQ 10 usually “belongs” to the soundboard. In the CMOS Setup try setting IRQ 10 to legacy/ISA and reboot. This may force the USB controller to use another IRQ. You may have to set it back to PnP to get the soundboard working again. Try enabling OS is PnP aware to facilitate IRQ sharing by Windows. Up to four well-behaved PCI boards are supposed be able share one IRQ—you believe that, don’t you? See if either driver can be forced to use another IRQ in Start>Setting>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>Select Driver>Properties>Resources>Uncheck Use Automatic Settings>Change Settings. Buy another PCI network adapter or swap with one of the other PCs. Larry

2. RE: ICS causing host computer lock-ups
shaun May-24-00 02:29 PM
In response to message 1
Thanks for the help. I switched the adapter with another computer and so far no lock ups. Very glad i didn't buy that SMC adapter, it is not very good. Also, you're right about SMC's sight, horrible thing, especially their FAQ section. Thanks again.

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