Internet Connection Hell

  [DELETED] 18:48 18 Sep 2003

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


  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?

  [DELETED] 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

  [DELETED] 19:20 18 Sep 2003

ICS enabled on both machines? How?

  [DELETED] 19:33 18 Sep 2003

Both Host PCs are ICS enabled

We are talking about 2 pairs of networked PCs


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.

  [DELETED] 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?

  [DELETED] 23:41 18 Sep 2003

Yes the hosts and clients can ping each other

Hosts are

Clients are

Subnets are

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

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  [DELETED] 07:44 19 Sep 2003

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