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Dial-up to XP with ICS & access internet

By muITpro ·
I have a computer running XP Pro SP2 in the home network (acting as a server), with ADSL internet connection.
ICS has been enabled on this server and its NIC is set to default.
All users on the LAN are set to obtain IP address automatically and use 192.168.0.X subnet for ICS. This works fine.

Now, I want to remotely dial-in to the XP server, using modem and phone line, and be able to access the internet through the XP server.
I have set up incoming connection on the XP machine and allowed the users dial-in permission. TCP/IP address assignment to users is set for automatically using DHCP.

Remote user dials-in and connects, but receives the IP address in the range of 169.254.X.X,
and as a result cannot access internet.

How can I get the remote dial-in user to access internet through the XP server?s ADSL connection.

Related ADSL Info:
ADSL is PPP over ATM LLC Encapsulation.
ISP requires ADSL to login and assigns a Dynamic IP address.
ADSL modem is a USB version.

Remote client has Windows 98SE installed.

Thank you.

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by CG IT In reply to Dial-up to XP with ICS & ...

the simple answer is DHCP isn't providing the remote dial in client an IP address on the 192.168.x.x subnet

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Hi CG IT, thanks for taking the time to respond.
Question then is that is it possible to enable DHCP on the XP machine (while the ICS is on) and how to make the DHCP assign an IP address to the incoming connection for enabling access to internet?

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by CG IT In reply to Dial-up to XP with ICS & ...

The DHCP Relay agent requires a pool of addresses to use for remote users. If you did not setup a DHCP relay agent, then in DHCP services, setup a DHCP relay agent for remote users, create a reservation in DHCP for the DHCP relay agent pool. Once remote users connect, the DHCP relay agent will provide the user with an address on the local subnet. Once the client has that, they can browse the internet.

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