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Sharing Cable Access with Windows ME

By MPRZYTARSKI ·
Ok, off the wall problem here. I recently upgraded 2 machines here to Windows ME from Windoes 98. One machine is connectd to a Cable Modem for a specific function. It is also connected to a router and is then connected to another PC. (This is all removed from our normal LAN and WAN). I want to have the second PC be able to use the Internet through the Cable modem, but here is my problem:

The 1st PC uses the Cable Modem fine, the NIC for the cable modem is using DNS and is having the Cable Provider assign everything. The other NIC connecting to the router is using its normal Static IP. When setting up the 'home' networking options, it walks me throught the NIC ID'd and such but NEVER shares the one required for internet access.When on the other system, I can see the 1st system, and the shared directories and printer, but there is no internet item to use, therefore it cannot access the internet through the cable modem. The IP address and Subnet Mask are correct, and I am only using TCP/IP.

Any ideas?

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by Paul Majestic In reply to Sharing Cable Access with ...

The easiest thing to due is either use some sort of proxy software like ICS or wingate or purchase a DSL/Cable router which is much cooler to use.

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by MPRZYTARSKI In reply to Sharing Cable Access with ...

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by Zalog In reply to Sharing Cable Access with ...

Windows ME has a utility called Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). Install it from the Internet Options on the Windows Options Tab in the Add/Remove Programs app in the Control Panel. Follow the instruction in the ICS Wizard. The process will create a disk. Use the disk on your slave/client PC(s). This will allow you to access the Internet on the other PC.

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by MPRZYTARSKI In reply to Sharing Cable Access with ...

If you read the entire thing we did this, and its running. The problem is that System 2 cannot use the internet on System 1. Making the disk only helps on Windows 95 and 98, these systems are Windows ME so it never looks for the disk.

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by Philando In reply to Sharing Cable Access with ...

The cheapest and easiest way to go is a cable/Dsl router. Linksys has a router that is also a four-port switch. You can shop around on the net and pick it up for less than a $100. FYI: It seems the cable modem stores the mac address of the card itlast use to access the cable company's network. To plug the cable modem directly to another machine, you will have to power it on/off so it will lose the current nic info.

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by MPRZYTARSKI In reply to Sharing Cable Access with ...

We are setting this up in the LAB so we can set up some home systems for our clients. To do it as Microsoft designed is our goal. To have any additional outlay makes no sense.

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by kmerrillt In reply to Sharing Cable Access with ...

Hi. I am also using ME and boy do is it have issues. Save yourself a lot of trouble and time. Since you already have the router and don't need a hub, you'll need a 2nd NIC in the machine that dos not have access to the web. Then connect that PC tothe router with a straight patch cable and you're on the net.

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by MPRZYTARSKI In reply to Sharing Cable Access with ...

There already is a 2nd NIC to the master machine which works on the internet fine. It is the 2nd machine that does not work by seeing the internet from the first machine.

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by kmerrillt In reply to Sharing Cable Access with ...

You need a second NIC in the machine that doesn't connect to the net. Connect a straight patch cable from the new NIC to the router.

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by MPRZYTARSKI In reply to Sharing Cable Access with ...

Once again, read the entire question and you will see that we have 2 NIC's in the machine. One to the Cable modem, One to the router. System 1 can see system 2 fine, but system 2 cannot use system 1's internet.

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