Windows 2000 ICS Advanced Configuration
Installing ICS using the default values (like:
IP-address 169.254.0.1 for the Windows 2000 ICS-host)
works fine for a home-network, but in an office setup, there is
most often already a range of IP-addresses defined, so there is a
need to configure ICS to use non-default IP-addresses.
As for Windows98SE, a change can only be made via a Registry editing.
I searched the registry for "169.254.0.1" and found it
as part of the Adapter settings: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP\Parameters\Interfaces:
||Strings are stored in the Windows 2000
Registry as 16-bit characters, so editing
requires to be very careful.
(or use REGEDT32)
||I changed (via ASCII-code values) the
IP-address to 192.168.1.1
||Also the Subnet Mask
to be changed,
||in my example: from
to " 255.255.255.0"
When making such a change on the ICS host, you will also redefine
on the ICS-clients the
TCP/IP-values for IP-address, subnet-mask, Gateway, DNS-server.