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Home Internetworking with ME/NT
Steven Oct-03-00 10:46 PM
I would appreciate some help with the following: I have Win ME set up with 2 NICS. My access the Net with one and a NT Server and an NT WS with the other ones through a hub. The network part is fine, but I cannot get the Internet to work on NT machines. I have configured ME with all the ICS protocols, six TCP ones in all, I have set up the NT machines with the ME NIC as their gateway and used the ME IPs of 192.168.0.1 on the NIC to the NTs. IPs of the NTs are 192.168.0.x. Any advise. I don't know if this ICS is supposed to only work with ME/98 machines or if it should work with NT and if so how to do it. Thanks in advance for any advice.

Steven


1. RE: Home Internetworking with ME/NT
lbyard Oct-04-00 01:44 PM
In response to message 0
If you have set-up static IP's on the NT computers, you have to disable the ICS DHCP server or you will have IP conflicts. Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q230151, How to Configure ICS to Use a Static IP Address, http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q230/1/51.asp pertains. Likewise, you have to be sure the Win NT server's DHCP server is not running. I think ICS is a poor choice for sharing an Internet connection for a network with a dedicated server. The next best choice in my experience would be to run SyGate (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/sygate/sygate.htm) on the server. The very best choice, and worth the money, for sharing a cable MODEM/DSL is a hardware one: a broadband router, such as the SMC Barricade (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/smc/smc7004br/smc7004br.htm) or the Linksys (http://www.linksys.com/) BEFSR series . Lar

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