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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 MPRZYTARSKI In reply to Sharing Cable Access with ...

Ok, here we go. Found the answer myself to this problem, so you might want to take notes.

1) We had a bad crimp on a network cable. Pin 1 on one cable went bad.
2) The systems in question were running TCP/IP and IPX/SPX (Needed for a database). The systems were talking to each other with IPX/SPX not TCP/IP. We removed IPX/SPX and found they would not talk. After fixing problem 1, we uninstalled TCP/IP and reinstalled it on the machines. They now worked with each other.
3) The Firewall on the main system with the Cable Modem. It was blocking all communication with the second machine and the internet (Duh). We removed all configurations and when the alerts popped up, configured the system to allow the second machine full access.

And now it works!

Thanks for all the help though.

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