Before you install/configure ICS on another
Windows95/98 or NT4 system, I suggest that you
first install the network on all systems using TCP/IP-protocol and verify, that you have a working
network connection to the Windows 98 SE system, acting as ICS
There are some differences in setting up a
Windows2000 system as a client of ICS compared
to the ICS Client
setup of a Windows95/98/ME system :
1) Configuration of the TCP/IP
||Select the "Properties"
"My Network Places"
the desktop (right-click),
then select the "Properties"
your "Local Area Connection"
( again via a right-click)
"Local Area Connection Properties" :
Select the "TCP/IP"
and display the "Properties"
||The most easy method:
"Obtain an IP address automatically"
The ICS Host will then act as
a DHCP-server and assign the
However that requires the system
acting as ICS Host to be powered
on during the startup of the Client
system (which has to be the case
anyway if that system is to be
used to connect to the Internet).
You can also assign manually
an IP-address, but then make sure
that it is on the same subnet as the
ICS-Host and that the
of the ICS-host is defined as
||tab: IP Settings:
(which requires additional setup
for WINS), there is no need for
any "Advanced" TCP/IP setup
You should check it to make
sure, that the default settings
are defined (and not any
no need to define anything
||tab : WINS
no need to define anything,
just make sure that nobody
changed the selection of
"Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP"
Once you finished the TCP/IP configuration,
verify the settings by opening a "Command Prompt"
Windows and run "ipconfig" (especially if you selected to "obtain an
IP-address automatically" ) :
Windows 2000 IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection
||Connection-specific DNS SUffix . . :
IP Address . . . . . . . .. . . . .:
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . .:
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . :
Check, that your IP-address is on the same subnet as your ICS-HOST (test that by making the
PING test) and that the ICS-host is defined as the "Default Gateway".
2) Configure Internet Explorer
You need to check the configuration of the Internet Explorer :
||Either run the Internet Connection
or configure it manually by selecting in the "Control-Panel"
(or right-click on the Internet
icon on the desktop and select
and make sure, that in "Dial-up Settings"
"Never dial a connection"
Click in "Lan Settings"
||In the "LAN
Settings" , you should
select to "Automatically detect
A few remarks on using ICS with Windows2000.