Configuring an ICS Client
Last updated: 3/1/03
Q. How do I configure my ICS client computer
so it will connect to a web server on the Internet? The ICS host
computer connects OK, the TCP/IP protocol is setup correctly on both computers,
and the local network works fine. I get a "cannot find server" error
message whenever I try to connect to any web site from the client.
A. Open a DOS window in Windows
and type ping 192.168.01...
If you get a response (no time out), the local
network is working OK with the TCP/IP protocol between the ICS client and
the ICS host. Try:
If you get a response, the ICS client
just made a connection to a host on the Internet. Do the following...
Run, enter winipcfg on the ICS host. Click
More Info. Record the DNS Server’s IP address. This is the primary DNS
server. Most Internet Service
Providers have two DNS servers. Click the button with … on it to obtain
the IP address of the secondary DNS server and record it. Close winipcfg. Go
to the ICS client. Click Start,
Settings, Control Panel, Network, highlight the instance of TCP/IP bound
to (associated with) the network adapter connecting the client to the host
computer, Properties, DNS Configuration tab, select enable DNS, enter the
primary DNS server’s IP address in the box below DNS DNS Server Search
Order, and click Add. Repeat for the secondary DNS server. Click OK and
restart Windows when prompted. No see if you can browse the above IP address
by name; i.e., http://duxcw.com/. That
name was sent to one of the DNS servers which looked it up and sent back
the corresponding IP address.