View Full Version : internet connection sharing
Oct 04, 2002, 02:51 PM
does any one know how to setup up ms internet connection sharing that comes with win98
do i need a router?
ive installed it set the ip s on the 2 computers 192.168.0.1 for the one shaing the connection and 192.168.0.2 for the one trying to use it
both computers have nic in them and are fully working as i have been sharing printers and files
any help much appreciated thanks
Oct 05, 2002, 03:42 PM
Well, I cannot advise with the MS program but what I use for my 2 comps connected by standard ethernet is Sygate.
You can set one comp (the one with the modem or the like) as server and the other as client. The version I use is easily configurable and works absolutely fine. :yeah:
There are also other programs out there that do the same.
And of course you can use a hardware router, e.g. an old comp running 24/7 and only running the routing software.
I tried the MS crap, too, but it never really worked, not even partly.
Oct 06, 2002, 02:03 AM
All you have to do is to configure the other computers. Ctrl Panels>network>tcp/ip (something like that, I don't know how it's said in English version of Win98, since I have the French one)
TCP/IP properties: choose automatically get a IP address.
Default gateway: 192.168.0.1
That's all folks :)
Ah, just forgot this: if you have a software firewall such as zonealarm, installed on your routing computer, you might have to go in its preferences and check "my computer is an ICS gateway" option. Otherwise your local machines won't be able to acces the internet.
Edit: You can always use Winroute, which is by far the best software router, and not Sygate. It's really a pain (sygate). Or, if you're like PH, i.e. a millionaire, very very rich ;) you can afford a hardware router. Now, the Belkin ADSL modem/integrated router/switch are quite affordable. ~€120...
Oct 06, 2002, 05:44 PM
I just checked my fire wall (tiny personal fire wall) changed a few things hopefully it works other wise ill have to use another programme
Oct 08, 2002, 10:15 AM
I know you didn't say that I was rich, you fruitcake frenchy mongol. :p :) I am running on a darned Duron 750!
(Anyone ever notice I bring my Duron-750 up often??)
Oct 08, 2002, 10:29 AM
He's hiding his loot... :D
Anyway, as I said, normally software firewall must have an ICS aware option.
Oct 08, 2002, 07:37 PM
couldnt find one on tiny personal firewall tohough i did remove the rule i created at the bottom of the rule list it was any prot deny any dirrection deny and address deny etc
but still dosent work
Oct 09, 2002, 12:25 AM
hey GenghisK if i remember right some one or you said in a thread that you know how to make a router out of a 386 and linux
i ve got 2 old comps sitting around a 386 and a pentium overdrive
i would like to know if you could post some instructions that i could use when i get a floppy in one of them working see this thread bout 14 th post down
Oct 09, 2002, 11:02 AM
Well, all you need is to have the modem installed on your 386. And configured to access it. Since it's quite a pain under DOS, I'll advise you to use Linux.
But please have a look here (http://www.homenethelp.com/) it'll teach you much better than me :) I'm more used with doing myself than showing to the others, unfortunately.
Oct 10, 2002, 03:04 AM
you dont know how to fix a floppy drive do you refer to this thread http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33569 thanks its bout the 14 post down
Oct 10, 2002, 10:43 AM
You can always buy a new floppy drive.. It's quite cheap :)
That'll spare you having to buy medicines for your headache, trying to repair it. Are you sure you put your floppy cable in the right way? (red pin far from the power supply plug, contrary to hard drives)
Oct 10, 2002, 02:08 PM
i ve tried 7 drives many times in any way i can try the cable and ive tried 4 controlers i think i might get another 486 should be able to find one for free just about
ive downloaded cyote linux souds good can you run a pint server on it as well