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  1. #1
    Ian Westergaard
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    Default Internet connection sharing

    I have recently connected to Jetstream and bought a new USB DSL modem for it. This internet connection works fine.

    I have two computers called MAIN and SPARE. They are networked together, without a hub, by using a crossover cable between an ethernet card in each computer. This network connection works fine.

    Before getting Jetstream each computer connected independently to the internet using their own internal dial up modems.

    MAIN has XP Home installed as its operating system and also has Zone Alarm Pro installed as it's firewall. The XP firewall is disabled.

    SPARE has Win 98 SE installed as its operating system but no firewall.

    Both computers have Norton AV.

    Using the instructions in the Microsoft Network Guide I have tried to set up SPARE to use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) but without success. When I try to access the internet from SPARE using IE the status line displays "opening page http:// -------" then displays "done" and I then get a "Cannot find server or DNS error" on screen.

    I have double checked that ICS is enabled on MAIN.

    Can anyone suggest what I need to do to get ICS working as I have a very annoyed wife who has lost her internet connection.

  2. #2
    Graham L
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    Default Re: Internet connection sharing

    SPARE has no DNS server specified. I'm not sure which it should be, but try MAIN's (internal) LAN IP address first. Then try the ISP's DNS address.

  3. #3
    tweak\'e
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    Default Re: Internet connection sharing

    on the xp pc did you use the wizard to setup ICS ?

    have you enabled ZA to allow ICS?

  4. #4
    leonidas5
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    Default Re: Internet connection sharing

    Also find on PCworld site the article "When PCs disagree" it solved my problem, which was very similar to yours, after going to broadband.

    Cheers

    Leon

  5. #5
    Ian Westergaard
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    Default Re: Internet connection sharing

    Thanks - afraid that this does not help.

    My computers talk to each other ok, it is ICS that does not work.

  6. #6
    Ian Westergaard
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    Default Re: Internet connection sharing

    on the xp pc did you use the wizard to setup ICS ? - yes

    have you enabled ZA to allow ICS? - I can't find any reference to ICS in ZA so have not found a way to allow it. However I did turn ZA off but ICS still did not work.

    Thanks for the suggestions

  7. #7
    Chilling_Silence
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    Default Re: Internet connection sharing

    Go into the network settings on Spare and set:
    192.168.0.1
    as your Gateway and Primary DNS server

    Try this and post the results:
    Click Start
    Run
    type in:
    cmd
    Now, type:
    ping main
    ping 192.168.0.1
    ping pressf1.co.nz
    ping 210.48.100.45

    Do this from Spare and Main and post back both results :-)


    Chill.

  8. #8
    Ian Westergaard
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    Default Re: Internet connection sharing

    SPARE has no DNS server specified. I'm not sure which it should be, but try MAIN's (internal) LAN IP address first. Then try the ISP's DNS address.


    SPARE has a DNS server which is the same as MAIN's IP address.

    Where do I find the ISP's DNS address?

  9. #9
    leonidas5
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    Default XP Pack2

    My PCWorld arrived today!!! And there is an excellent two page "how to install " at the beginning. It should meet your needs for information.

    Leon

  10. #10
    Spacemannz
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    Default Re: XP Pack2

    If you want zonealarm to work. Goto options, or prefs and find this is the gateway and ICS. Tick it.

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