Internet Connection Sharing Problem

  Jackoas,jdhzkfj 18:52 06 Mar 2004

I have set up a wireless network between 2 PC's on which I can share files and printers. The problem I have is that I cannot share Internet Access between the two. PC 1 is running HP Home and is connected directly to to inernet via DSL Modem and is working great. PC 2 is running ME I have used the Network Wizard but am unable to access the internet on this machine. I am being asked for a VPN server address but I don't know what this is or where to get the information from.

  LastChip 19:15 06 Mar 2004

Virtual Private Network.

Is it a laptop that is used on a company network away from home?

  Jackoas,jdhzkfj 19:22 06 Mar 2004

No it is a desktop used in the home

  LastChip 19:50 06 Mar 2004

Have you enabled or installed Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on the HP? machine?

  SEASHANTY 20:00 06 Mar 2004

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  T0SH 20:03 06 Mar 2004

First off you need to have ICS setup and working on the connected machine (Only) here is a link to how it is done

click here;en-us;Q306126&sd=tech

On the sharing machine right click on the IE icon on your desktop goto properties then the conections tab select "Never dial a connection" next goto "Lan Settings" be sure nothing is selected in this section

Here is a page with pics on the settings
click here

once this is all set up you should have ICS working

quick check is to type Winipcfg in the Run box`s

the connected machine should show

the sharing machine should show
if not then recheck all settings

Cheers HC

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