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Windows 2000 Internet Connection Sharing
Last updated: 12/28/01

Q.  How can I share an Internet Connection with Windows 2000?

A.  On a windows 2000 computer, go to Start, Help, Index, enter: Internet connection sharing, and double-click overview.  The links on that page lead to complete and clear instructions for every phase of the Installation.  With that said, here, roughly, are the general steps:

To install ICS on the Windows 2000 computer connected to the Internet: Start, Settings, Network and Dial-up Connections, choose the connection to the Internet (or choose  Make a New Connection to run the Network Connection Wizard), Properties, Sharing tab, check Enable Internet Connection Sharing for this connection, check Enable on-demand dialing if applicable and you want the connection dialed whenever needed by the ICS host of clients, Settings, Services, and check appropriate Services, Ok, Ok, and note that Windows 2000 states that the ICS host now has a static IP address of 192.168.0.1 and you need to use dynamic IP addresses on the clients.

On Windows 2000 client computers click Start, Settings, Network and Dial-up Connections, choose the connection to Start, Settings, Network and Dial-up Connections, choose the connection to the ICS host computer, Properties, Install the TCP/IP protocol if it isn’t already installed.  After it is installed, select it, Properties, Select Obtain IP address and Obtain DNS server address automatically.  After rebooting, Start, Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt, and enter…

C:\>ipconfig /release

. to release the IP address.

C:\>ipconfig /renew

.to obtain a new IP address from the DHCP server built into ICS on the ICS host.

Configure Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, and Me clients per http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se/client.htm.  Start, Run, enter winipcfg, select the network adapter going to the ICS host, and release and renew the IP address lease.

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