How to Network and Share
an Internet Connection With Windows 98 Second Edition
Last updated: 07/30/03
CONFIGURE THE ICS CLIENT
When we installed ICS on the home or host
computer it made an "Internet Connection Sharing Client Disk." We
aren't going to use it. Most of the time I have tried it, it didn't work
correctly. It insists on configuring Internet Explorer to use a proxy
server when there is no proxy server. Besides, the manual configuration
is quite easy to to do and you will understand it better if there are problems.
sure that the ICS host computer is booted-up and connected to the Internet.
network was working with NetBEUI. We are at the other computer, we
have installed TCP/IP on it and removed NetBEUI. Its Control Panel
Network Configuration looks something like this. There is no Dial-Up
Adapter and ICS has not (and will not) be installed on the (client) computer.
open the TCP/IP Properties window. Type-in the IP address of the host
computer (the other computer) running ICS (ICS assigned it 192.168.0.1 as
shown). Click Add to install the address as a gateway
(you must click the Add button instead of jumping to the OK button). Click
OK to exit the window.
your browser (in this example we are using Internet Explorer 5.0). Wait
for minute or so while the two computers on the LAN "talk" to
each other and try refreshing your home page a few times. If you can
connect to the Internet, the client installation for IE has been completed. If
not, open the Internet Options window as shown.
shouldn't be any Dial-up settings. Do not use the Connection
Wizard. Click at
the bottom of the window to open the IE LAN Settings window, below.
should look exactly like this: nothing checked. If you used the ICS
client floppy, the "Use a proxy server" box is probably
checked. Uncheck it. ICS is a gateway, not a proxy server.
can locate the proxy setting in Netscape 4.6 by clicking Edit in
the main menu and select Preferences. The settings in other
ICS-supported browsers are similar to the IE 5.0 and Netscape 4.6--just different
flavors for doing the same thing. The various mail and news programs
may have similar settings.
9/1/99 Reader Input. Dave
The following link describes one way to configure ICS client http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se/client.htm.
This is one way of doing it, but if you use Netscape you will have
trouble, because Netscape assumes a dial up connection. The way I
got around this is by creating a 'dial up adapter' on the client.
Your network should be as follows: *-Client for Microsoft Networks
*-Dial-Up Adapter *-(your network card) @-TCP/IP -> Dial-Up Adapter
@-TCP/IP -> (your network card) #-File and printer sharing for
The dial-up adapter should be bound to the TCP/IP -> Dial-Up
TCP/IP -> Dial-Up Adapter....should be set as a gateway 192.168.0.1
(make sure you ADD it)
TCP/IP -> (your network card)....should also be set as a gateway
This might not be the best way to do it, but for the novice (like
me) it was quite simple and effective. I can now use Netscape and
IE, which is a must if you have a web page and want to check it from
both sides of the fence.
I hope this helps others, that like me, prefer Netscape but can't
get it to work with ICS.
you have one client working, add one PC at-a-time network, and configure
and test each client as you did this one.
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