Internet connection sharing 98se XP pro

  [DELETED] 20:21 19 Dec 2005

Anyone know the best way to to share an internet connection between a win 98se pc(host) and a winxp pro pc(client). Do I need to use a static or dinamic ip address on the network cards?

  Devil Fish 21:10 19 Dec 2005

bit more info please are the machines already connected if so how (crossover or router )

  [DELETED] 21:12 19 Dec 2005

they are connected by a crossover cable. The internet connects via a BT voager 220

  Devil Fish 21:36 19 Dec 2005

you will need to apply static ip you may also need your isp's dns settings

  [DELETED] 21:37 19 Dec 2005

what do i need to use a static ip to?

  woodchip 21:39 19 Dec 2005

The Easy way if you are BB is get a Router Modem. Not just router

  Devil Fish 21:43 19 Dec 2005

go to control panel then network connections

right click the connection select properties

highlight tcp/ip select propeties check use the following ip adress type in the ip adress click ok

  mgmcc 22:14 19 Dec 2005

You need to enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the actual internet connection in the "Host" PC. This will automatically configure its network adapter with the fixed IP address

The "Client" PC's network adapter remains set to get its IP address automatically, which it does by DHCP from the Host PC. You do not manually enter any IP addresses!

It is *very* much easier to enable "ICS" in Windows XP if you can do it that way. Post back if you need instructions for setting it up in 98SE.

  [DELETED] 23:35 19 Dec 2005

How do I enable internet connection sharing on the actual internet connection (host pc). There are no options in control panel. Do I need to install ICS seperately or can i use the network setup disk that xp makes? All help much appreciated.

  [DELETED] 23:36 19 Dec 2005

What about DNS and default gateway setings?

  [DELETED] 00:14 20 Dec 2005

I have just discovered that file and printer sharing only works if I set the ip addresses on the NICs to configure automatically. I don't know whether this has anything to do with my problem, but may do. Also, a default gateway connection has appeared in the taskbar on the host Pc (2.2 Mbs!!).

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