Internet Connection Hell

  PhiltheFragger 18:48 18 Sep 2003
Locked

Have networked 2 pairs of puters, 1 in my house and one in a mates. Both main pcs run XPHome , both clients run W98SE.

The networks work fine, Files and printers can be shared without trouble, but cannot get a shared Internet connection on either.

Have used the XP wizard on both and also manually configured both pairs . ICS is enabled on both XP machines.

Both XP machines have ADSL Mine is freeserve, the other is BT internet, Both using the Alcatel stingray USB modems.

My PC has Norton internet security and I have used the home network wizard. The other one Just has the XP firewall which we have tried , enabled and disabled.

Both client machines are set up to never dial a connection and the lan settings have been played about in every configuration.

Do i need to use a proxy server?

Am I missing anything Simple/ Stoopid?

Answers on a postcard please

Thanks

  Forum Editor 18:58 18 Sep 2003

are the machines connected - physically I mean?

Do both the machines (on the respective networks) have the same workgroup name?

  PhiltheFragger 19:00 18 Sep 2003

Yes, Both are connected by a crossover cable and as I said above, The actual networks themselves work fine apart from ICS, Both pairs of PCs have the Mshome Workgroup name

  spikeychris 19:20 18 Sep 2003

ICS enabled on both machines? How?

  PhiltheFragger 19:33 18 Sep 2003

Both Host PCs are ICS enabled

We are talking about 2 pairs of networked PCs

IE, ONE HOST/ ONE CLIENT

Another Host/ Another client

2 networks...Same Problem

Read the main post for details.


The Client pcs are not ICS enabled as you only enable the Host.

  spikeychris 19:43 18 Sep 2003

OK just re-read, the clients are 98 and the hosts are XP, ICS installed on XP. I take it the machines have been set with static IP's and the subnet has been set. Have you tried to ping either?

  PhiltheFragger 23:41 18 Sep 2003

Yes the hosts and clients can ping each other

Hosts are 192.168.0.1

Clients are 192.168.0.2

Subnets are 255.255.255.0

as I have said , the network functions as a shared file/ resource unit but not ICS

Back to the top

  PhiltheFragger 07:44 19 Sep 2003

Back to top again

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Fujitsu Lifebook P727 laptop review

Converse draws on iconic heritage for a fresh brand identity

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment lancer Windows 10 en mode sans échec ?