I have Two computers in my home. One Running ME, and Another Running XP.
Im having problems setting up ICS since overall ME is just a whore, and XP doesnt like Non-XP os’s.
Just wondering if anyone has had expierence in Setting ICS to aid me a bit.
im no to sure but i do know that in your set up for an internet connection in xp, where you can select if you want to put on the3 built in firewall, you must there also select your intetnet connection sharing options.
you first might want to get a network set up between the two computers though.
this will make it easier to set up i-net sharing.
Send me a buzz if you cant find the connection sharing panel in xp and i will walk you through it.
If you want two or more computers in a LAN sharing the same connection, you need to get a dirt-cheap router somewhere. Like taking an old 486 and put PicoBSD on it. Or whatever. Don’t try to route through Win - it’s simply just not worth it, you’ll just end up with a net that runs much slower than it’s supposed to.
Nothing can beat the TCP/IP technology on UNIX…
Win2k Server or Win2k3 Server if you run a PC router, otherwise a normal router can also work fine.
"you first might want to get a network set up between the two computers though. "
Done that, obviously…I prefer to start at step one, rather than step two
Problem isnt with Xp, i dont think…I think its more with the ME comp…It doenst wanna share :s
Edit: Ok, I see its pretty easy to share the net connection on XP…BUT, problem is, XP isnt the host machine for the dial up, and even when i do try to make XP the host PC, It falls over in a screaming heap and shits itself.
p.s. And Wert, Not adding any more comps any time soon, so please no *nix fanboy rants.
Once Again; No Router, no Router :s
I had a similar problem when I was trying to configure my network, Win98 couldn`t initialize the right drivers. As close as I can figure the problem was with the network card, so you might want to check to see if the card actually works. However a router is by far the simplest way of doing it, and it gives you an extra layers of protection if your PC is always connected.
You’re gonna need a router.
A dirt cheap one isn’t going to be too much.
a) Both Network Cards work
b) Dial Up.
Here’s an idea…make ME the host, I have internet sharing on my ME, & it’s doing fine, mainly cuz I have a aDSL Lan card that came with my PC in the first place, so if you make ME the main connection, then it should work fine. <u><i><b>JUST MAKE DAMN SURE THAT ME’S NETWORK SYSTEMS ARE INSTALLED!!! YOU HAVE TO INSTALL IT FROM ME ITSELF, YOU DON’T NEED A DISK. ME R0X0RZ!!!11111111111111111oneoneone</b></i></u>
i was having the same problem, except i hosting xp machine to a 98 machine.
Heres a link to a site that helped me.
Edit: Are you directly connecting? or are you using a hub?
If your directly connecting are you using a crossover cable?
No Hub, since its just these two comps
Internet connection sharing with modem dial up seems like a total waste of time, its going to be so damn slow you find doing even the simplest things frustrating if more than one user is on it at the same time. Now if you’re trying to do it with a high speed dial up, then its something totally different, you can configure a router to auto connect to your ISP and auto reconnect if you’re ever disconnected. I’ve used it myself and it works perfectly.
My advice is if you’re doing it with regular dial up internet (56k and the likes) just give up, there’s no real point to it. Its too much trouble and the results aren’t worth the effort.
If you’re working with dial up high speed then just get a router, it’ll save you a lot of trouble, give you an extra layer of protect and handle all your DHCP on the network. If you absolutely don’t want a router then you’ll need to get a second network card, connect one PC to your modem, connect with that PC and then share the internet over the second network connection (the other card). The problem with this is that if the PC is off then internet accross the network is down, and on top of that you leave a system totally open to attack. When you just have 1 PC its annoying to have to repair the damage from an attack, but its not that bad, but when you have an entire network then the time and effort required far outweight the fairly low cost of a router.
Several people have suggested turning an old PC into a firewall/router, that’s a good idea, I’ve tried it myself, but odds are you’ll still have to buy some parts for it, and spend several hours modifying the PC and creating and configuring the right firewall OS. If you know what you’re doing you’ll get better results from doing that, but if you don’t just buy a router, you can get one for about $100, and they come with great configuration software which lets you do just about anything you want with it. Its worth checking out if you’re interested.
We have two phone lines in our house, but unforunatly, the second phone line (the one we use for the net) cant be wired down into my room…Well, it could, but it’d cost an arm and a leg.
So anyway, we are trying to get the comps to share the connection so i can return my comp into my room for my school work and stuff, since its gettign to be a real bitch to do homework without the net. Most likely, only one person will be using the net, but only the ME comp can connect to the phone line that im allowed to use.
I still think its a crazy situation you’re in, I really think that running a telephone cable to your room is by far the simplest solution. on top of that there’s still the fact that when ever the other computer is off you lose internet, and if you want to reconnect you have to go there a physically do it. I find its just too much of a pain.
Actually, I can easily get the other comp connected to net using Net meeting or such, but im starting to feel this is a useless task, since ME ARE BE MUCH WHORE, so i might as well give up :s