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Win2k ICS and 98Se
rascojc Oct-31-01 05:28 PM
I just upgraded my host PC to Windows 2000 Pro and can not get the ICS to work. I had this working when it was 98 SE so I kind of know what I am doing. But I did have you help last time. All I can see that needs configuring in Win2K is to check the ICS box in network properties.

My network consists of only 2 PC. The host is Win2k and the client is 98SE. Network works fine, can share files, ping both ect.... I use for host and .2 for the client. I thought before I had to add to the DSN on the client tcp/ip setting but that doesn't help and I am not total sure if I even need that.

One more question, should I be using DHCP?



1. RE: Win2k ICS and 98Se
lbyard Oct-31-01 06:26 PM
In response to message 0
LAST EDITED ON Oct-31-01 AT 06:27 PM (GMT)

Yes, until at least ICS is working. Set the client TCP/IP Properties bound to the network adapter to get its IP address automatically from the host computer’s ICS DHCP server. Shut both computers down. Power –up the host first. On the client, Start, Run, enter winipcfg, select the network adapter, and release and renew the IP address. You should see it change. It is possible to assign static IP addresses to both machines, but it may not be of any advantage and the ICS DHCP server on the host would have to be disabled or configured so it does not interfere with the client’s IP address. Larry

2. RE: Win2k ICS and 98Se
rascojc Nov-01-01 03:43 AM
In response to message 1
I have DHCP working now, at least I think, and the network works fine. As far as I can tell the only thing you have to do to enable DHCP is to select it in TCP/IP and it configures its' self. Is that correct?

I get the following message then an error when I enable ICS.

When ICS is enabled, your LAN adapter will be set to use IP address Your computer may lose connectivity with other computers on your network. If these other computers have static IP addresses, you should set them to obtain their IP addresses automatically. Are you sure you wnat to enable ICS?

I am not excactly sure what this means but I choose yes.

Next, I get this erro after selecting yes:

An error occurred while ICS was being enabled.

ICS cannot be enabled. The LAN connection selected as the private network is either not present, or is disconnected from the network. Please ensure that the LAN adapter is connected before enabling ICS.

Again really don't know what this means. I think part of my problem is AOL. Do you know if there is a conflict with ICS and AOL? I just signed up for a new ISP and am in the process of doing away with AOL.

Thanks for the help.


4. RE: Win2k ICS and 98Se
lbyard Nov-01-01 04:16 PM
In response to message 2
AOL may be adding more network adapters to the configuration than the number of adapters to which TCP/IP can be bound. I cannot find a mention of the problem for Windows 2000 in Microsoft’s Knowledgebase, but I have seen KB articles of this nature with Win 9x and believe they referred to AOL 6.0. I would think that you would have had problems with Win 98 SE and AOL also… There’s one way to find out if AOL is causing it… Larry

5. RE: Win2k ICS and 98Se
rascojc Nov-01-01 04:27 PM
In response to message 4
I think I am going to remove AOL tonight. I remember having dificulties setting this up with 98Se because of AOL. I'll let you know what

Do you have any idea as to why I am getting the error I mentioned eariler?


6. RE: Win2k ICS and 98Se
rascojc Nov-02-01 02:44 PM
In response to message 5
I got it. After uninstalling AOL to much surprise it worked. I then was able to reinstall AOL and the ICS still worked while using my other ISP.


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