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10-03-2004, 12:06 PM
After much rolling of eyes and gnashing of teeth, I finally managed to network two xp computers.

But I have no idea why I can't share the dsl connection.
All options are enabled for ICS in xp. But nothing happens.

Any ideas?

10-03-2004, 12:18 PM
Are you using Static or DHCP'd IP's on the Client PC?

IIRC, Windows usually likes the Gateway and Primary DNS Server to be set to the ICS box (Which is likely Then set the secondary DNS to something else, such as Xtra's Alient NS1 server (

Can you ping from any of the clients? That IP resolves to pressf1.co.nz



10-03-2004, 12:21 PM
Have you disabled the firewalls? Run the Networking Wizard?

10-03-2004, 01:00 PM
I'm using a static ip address.

I can ping my internet host ip address from the client computer, but can't access the web via explorer.

Just tried pinging pressf1 server. No luck, all packets lost.

Graham L
10-03-2004, 01:29 PM
You have "managed to network" them. Can you share files between them?

Also, firewalls can stop some things happening -- even things you want to happen. :D

10-03-2004, 03:37 PM
If you're using static IP addesses, have you set the DNS server and gateway to the PC's IP address that is sharing the connection?

10-03-2004, 03:44 PM
Yes, I can share files between computers, and yes the DNS is set to the hosts IP address.

There is also an alarming slow down in my dsl connection.
I have read somethings about this, but have been unable to resolve it.

10-03-2004, 09:33 PM
For any others with this problem, I have resolved it. (Although not a satisfactory result)

I was running Zonealarm on the host computer. This needs to be shutdown, and the XP firewall used instead. Then it works.

If someone can tell me how to make it all happen and keep Zonealarm running, it would be much appreciated.


10-03-2004, 09:39 PM
you need ZA pro. most free firwalls don't support ICS. otherwise drop the sicurity level down to medium.

Susan B
10-03-2004, 10:19 PM
Kerio personal edition is free and supports ICS.

10-03-2004, 10:22 PM
> Kerio personal edition is free and supports ICS.

only the old one i think which is no longer being updated.

Susan B
10-03-2004, 10:32 PM
> > Kerio personal edition is free and supports ICS.
> only the old one i think which is no longer being
> updated.

Oh. I didn't know that as I am still using the older version even though I did try the newer one late last year.

11-03-2004, 09:31 AM
So ZA pro is the go then?