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ICS WIN98SE What am I doing wrong?

By ompeters ·
I have a small network at work (8 computers on a switch, Windows 98 SE) and I recently got ADSL on one of them. I wanted to share this on the network and went ahead installing an extra NIC (one for the modem, one for the LAN). The single computer was able to access the internet, and at the same time it was working on the LAN. I then installed ICS, after doing so this computer disappeared from the LAN. I can?t ?see? or access any other computers on the LAN (even by typing \\computer\etc). The internet however still works on this machine, but I can?t use it on other machines. What have I done wrong and how can I get ICS to work.

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by dmiles In reply to ICS WIN98SE What am I doi ...

Remote LAN access. On a simple business system, you could have a single ADSL line which can accommodate up to 10 PCs accessing the Internet and email using your LAN (local area network). Note: Most ASDSL services will not support Microsoft?s Internet Connection Sharing software, because this uses NAT (Network Address Translation) and may conflict with the ADSL unit which may also use NAT.

Attaching the ADSL unit, the choices are:

The ADSL unit can be attached to your network hub via it?s ?uplink? port.
The ADSL unit can be connected to a Network Card (sometimes referred to as an NIC ? Network Interface Card). A 2nd NIC in your PC can be connected to the ?uplink? port of the hub. The option can be used for Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing ? if the ASDL provider allows ICS.

Of the two choices, choice b. would be better for Networks with many PCs (e.g 5-10), but you will have to test out the a. and b. options.

Configuring the ADSL unit - Software:

NAT Units:

More than likely the ADSL unit can assign IP addresses automatically (NAT ?Network Address Translation ), so there may be no need to change the Network Card and Dialup Adapter, TCPIP settings.

An easy way to set a network PC to use ADSL over the LAN, is to go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, Internet Options, Connection tab. At the top right of the tab you will see a Setup or Connection wizard button. Click this and follow through with the wizard. Apart from choosing the LAN option leave the other choices as default. When done apply, then try your Internet Explorer icon from the Desktop. Note: you may have to re-set the Tools, Accounts, Mail properties in Outlook Express, as the smtp server may have to route through the ADSL smtp server first ? contact your ADSL provider for this.

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by CG IT In reply to ICS WIN98SE What am I doi ...

get a access router

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