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Home Ntwk Sharing Internet Connection

By jmedalv ·
Having trouble sharing Internet, XP Professional.
I have three Pcs, Primary, Secondary, and Third.
Primary has been set as a Host and is connected to a DSL Modem prividing internet throught a DHCP IP address. I have installed two Ethernet cards, one for the Internet and one for the LAN. All three can see and share resources through the LAN card. The Host's Internet Interface has been set to ICS and ICF, and the LAN interface on the Host has changed to 192.168.0.1. Secondary has a Static IP 192.18.0.10 and Third has been set to 192.168.0.11. According to Microsoft's guideline I now need to select the adapter that connects the Host to the LAN under HOME NETWORKING CONNECTION.
Question is I don't see this option anywhere.
(Supposed to appear when two Ethernet or more cards are installed).
Also, on Secondary and Third pcs I cannot configure Internet options for connection sharing , the NEVER DIAL A CONNECTION and LAN SETTINGS boxes which I'm supposed to clear are greyed out. Can someone please assist me in completing this internet connection, I need all three to share Internet. Thank you kindly

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by CG IT In reply to Home Ntwk Sharing Interne ...

for about $60.00 USD [less if you buy on Ebay] you can save yourself a ton of configuration headaches if you buy a consumer level DSL router. With a consumer level router, all you need to do is connect the DSL modem line to the WAN port on the router, connect the 3 pcs to the LAN connection, follow the rest of the directions to configure your browser to work with the router and your done!. Its a good investment.

If your heart is set on using a computer as a router, there are some things you should be aware of. The comp that is used as a router must always be on for other computers to have internet access. With a dynamic assigned IP address from your ISP, you'll have to change the default gateway on the other 2 comps whenever your ISP changes the IP address assigned to the first NIC.

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by mitchellforsyth In reply to Home Ntwk Sharing Interne ...

I agree with the answer that you recieved,but
be careful and check with your dsl ip some dsl router's and i know from experience have to reset to a bridge connection for this to work.

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by glyall In reply to Home Ntwk Sharing Interne ...

the above answer are on the mark
I have a SpeedSteam SS2604
It is a four port ehternet with a build in print port. All my PC/laptops shared the same printer
It has been working GREAT for over 2 years

There are 8 ports with built in printer port, too.
check E-bay for both 4 & 8 ports

god luck

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by webfeet In reply to Home Ntwk Sharing Interne ...

Using Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing Configures the "Master Computer" to run as a DHCP server to the internal network, the satalites must use DHCP also. All machines will be on the subnet 192.168.0.x . The Machine running Connection Sharing will be a gatway running NAT and have the address 192.168.0.1

ICS may be usefull IF your ISP does not allow replacemnt of a USB modem with a Hub/switch

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by netjd69 In reply to Home Ntwk Sharing Interne ...

"Using Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing Configures the "Master Computer" to run as a DHCP server to the internal network, the satalites must use DHCP also. All machines will be on the subnet 192.168.0.x . The Machine running Connection Sharing will be a gatway running NAT and have the address 192.168.0.1"

I absolutely agree with everything except the clients needing to be DHCP (I would recomend it though). As long as the clients IP and Subnet mask match ICS IP scheme (192.168.0.x/24) , list 192.168.0.1 as Gateway <I>AND</I> DNS and ICS is configured properly.

For Help check out broadbandreports.com

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by roadbiker In reply to Home Ntwk Sharing Interne ...

$60 for a wired home router? A couple years ago maybe. You ought to be able to find one for $10-20 or someone may just give you their old one if you check around. I just bought, and you can find, Wireless G routers for $20 that can do what you want AND handle wireless units (or just turn this off). Check your local office electronic stores, and probably will require rebates (or as I said, ask around for cheap old units where others have upgraded).

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by Keith Hailey In reply to Home Ntwk Sharing Interne ...

The router solution is the easiest, and while they are talking $60 for a wired router, think ahead. I went and got a wirless gateway router when I bought one. I've got two wired connections to it at the moment, and then got the 802.11G card for my laptop. just make sure you set your security up or your neighbors or anyone can share your connection. Works good, though

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by wlbowers In reply to Home Ntwk Sharing Interne ...

Get a router! The wiring is already in place. Why run things through tying up a computer when you don't have to.

You'll save on headaches.

Lee

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