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By beastling5 ·
My Microsoft based, file-sharing network works fine. When I try to add Internet Connection Sharing to my computer so that the attached desktop can access the web when I am online, I loose all TCP-IP content access (AIM, MSIExplorer, & Netscape web pages all time out & can’t find any servers). The attached computer gains full TCP-IP access. I dialup through AOL and AOL functions work, but no web functions will work. I have to uninstall ICS and restore a backup copy of my registry to regain web/TCP-IP access.

I believe that 'ICS' either fails to change a TCP-IP setting to work properly, or it changes something in my registry, that it should not.

I am running Windows 98 Second Edition on a Gateway Solo 9300 laptop with a 400 mhz PII, and 128MB RAM. I have networked my laptop with a Desktop computer, also running win98 using Microsoft's built in Network client. I have set up MS file sharing both directions and printer sharing from my laptop, through the desktop to the printer. I have the f

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by McKayTech In reply to WIN98 SE - Internet Conne ...

AOL is kind of notorious for not playing nicely and I think I've seen this problem several times before and it turned out to be a DNS issue on the connection-sharing computer.

Next time you're connected to AOL with ICS running, open a DOS box andtype "ping www.yahoo.com" (or some other well-known, always-up site) from your laptop. You probably won't get any return. Then type "ping 204.71.200.67" (without the quotes, of course) and see if you get a return. Then try the same thing from theconnected computer. I'm guessing it will be fine either way. If so, you just need to write down the DNS address from the connected computer and enter that in your TCP/IP settings on the laptop and you should be good to go.

If not, please feel free to write with the results of these tests and I'll try to provide further guidance.

regards!

paul

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by synergia In reply to WIN98 SE - Internet Conne ...

You might want to check out the following 2 pages from the Microsoft Support Knowledge Base. They describe problems relating to ICS and IE with AOL.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q230/2/33.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q238/5/50.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0


Regards/Jonah

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by mphoffar In reply to WIN98 SE - Internet Conne ...

Remove the AOL adapter from the network settings and reboot. the network can only handle 4 bound adapters at a time, and it sounds like you have 5

When you install ICS, it setup your host computer's network card with the address 192.168.0.1 witha subnet of 255.255.255.0, the gateway should also be 192.168.0.1. DNS should be controled by your modem, cable adapter or whatever.

On the wecond computer, change the IP to 192.168.0.2, subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and a gateway of 192.168.0.1 (the host computer). DNS and wins should both be disabled.

After you reboot, run the sharing wizard again and connect back in.

Mark

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