How to Share a Cable MODEM
With Windows 98 Second Edition - Verify the Configuration
Last updated: 8/16/00
VERIFY THE CONFIGURATION.
Start --> Settings --> Control Panel and double-click the Network
icon. You network configuration should look like this -->
sure the CM is working and leave it connected to the Internet.
Client configuration is identical to that for sharing a MODEM with ICS. Click here for
those instructions and follow that sequence to Troubleshooting if you problems.
The morning routine should be to boot-up the ICS gateway
computer before the client computers.
I found that ICS performed quite well with the cable MODEM. With
both the gateway and a client PC downloading from download.com simultaneously
hitting about 15 KBytes/sec or roughly a little less than half the speed
usually experienced by one computer and an unshared CM. Browser performance
was quite good. The perception that connection was shared while browsing
was almost unnoticeable.
You may encounter a performance problem with high bandwidth
devices such as a cable MODEM. Click here for
a Microsoft Knowledge Base article on how to fix it. I didn't see this
I attempted to merge the shared network with my NT Server
and assign static IPs to all PCs ran into trouble. Although, I followed MicroSoft's
instructions for assigning static IP's and twiddled with the Windows
Registry to prevent ICS's DHCP from using the static IPs I have assigned
to my NT server and intranet Webs, I was met by many protected fault interrupts
when trying to use ICS and when trying to shut-it-down from both the gateway
and client computers. I am fairly sure this can be done with more work,
but have decided to wait until after reviewing several more Internet Sharing
packages, deciding which of them is best for our network configuration, and
then expending the energy on that one to fit it into our network. Out
of the box with no NT server, etc., ICS works fine.
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