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ics problem
blackcrayon Feb-02-02 06:14 PM
I've been having problems with internet connection sharing in my home, we have Cox.net cable internet (los angeles area), and we have two computers. the host computer is fine and the cable internet works. But I can't get the client computer to work. They see each other and themselves on the network, so thats fine. And on the little aol icon on the client computer, it says "connection enabled" and also when you boot the computer it says "you are currently connected to the internet, would you like to start aol now?" with a yes and no choice. so its logged on, but when you click IE it comes up as if youre not logged on (page not found).
The thing is, with the cable internet, the IP address is dynamic and changes every 4-6 hours (or everytime you boot, I'm not sure, they told me 4-6 hours but I think its everytime you boot), and I don't think the client computer is able to retrieve the IP address and so it's not able to go online since it doesnt have one.

Here are the specs-

The host computer and the client computer are networked with a dlink ethernet adapter on the host, and a linksys on the client. the host computer is on the cable internet network with a linksys ethernet card.

host computer -
500mhz
256 RAM
10 GB 5400RPM HD
in device manager no conflicts

client computer
200 mhz
64 RAM
6.4 GB HD

theyre connected thru a crossover cable and not a router. both systems are running win98se with ICS installed on the host machine. i think it has something to do with the IP addresses and the internet having a dynamic one.

any ideas?


2. RE: ics problem
lbyard Feb-02-02 10:01 PM
In response to message 0
>The thing is, with the cable internet, the IP address is dynamic and changes every 4-6 hours (or everytime you boot, I'm not sure, they told me 4-6 hours but I think its everytime you boot), and I don't think the client computer is able to retrieve the IP address and so it's not able to go online since it doesnt have one.
Thatís not the problem. The client gets its IP address form the ICS host. To prove it, click Start, Run, enter winipcfg select the network adapter and release renew the IP address lease. You should see it go away and come back. It should be 192.168.0.xxx, probably 192.168.0.2 in a 2-PC network.

Check the client browser against http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se/client.htm. There are some possible known AOL issues if that doesnít fix it. Larry


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