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Configuring an ICS Client DNS
Last updated: 3/1/03

Q. How do I configure my ICS client computer so it will connect to a web server on the Internet?  The ICS host computer connects OK, the TCP/IP protocol is setup correctly on both computers, and the local network works fine.  I get a "cannot find server" error message whenever I try to connect to any web site from the client.

A.  Open a DOS window in Windows and type ping 192.168.01...

C:\>ping 192.168.01

If you get a response (no time out), the local network is working OK with the TCP/IP protocol between the ICS client and the ICS host.  Try:

C:\>ping 216.92.56.121

If you get a response, the ICS client just made a connection to a host on the Internet.  Do the following...

Start, Run, enter winipcfg on the ICS host.  Click More Info. Record the DNS Server’s IP address. This is the primary DNS server.  Most Internet Service Providers have two DNS servers. Click the button with … on it to obtain the IP address of the secondary DNS server and record it. Close winipcfg.  Go to the ICS client.  Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network, highlight the instance of TCP/IP bound to (associated with) the network adapter connecting the client to the host computer, Properties, DNS Configuration tab, select enable DNS, enter the primary DNS server’s IP address in the box below DNS DNS Server Search Order, and click Add. Repeat for the secondary DNS server. Click OK and restart Windows when prompted. No see if you can browse the above IP address by name; i.e., http://duxcw.com/. That name was sent to one of the DNS servers which looked it up and sent back the corresponding IP address.

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