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XP ICS - Client Setup Using the Network Setup Wizard

Windows XP has a built-in Network Setup Wizard that makes it easy to configure a computer running Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows XP as an Internet Connection Sharing client. You'll need to check our previous setup articles if you're configuring a Windows 95 client or a Windows 2000 client.

Start the Network Setup Wizard. If the Wizard refuses to run, saying that it can't find a network card, make sure that your network card is properly installed. If it is, the driver program for your network card probably doesn't conform to the Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) standard. In that case, you'll have to configure the client as described on our Windows 95/98SE/Me Setup page.

If a Windows 98 client computer is running Internet Explorer 5.0 or an earlier version, this screen appears, advising you to update to version 5.01 or greater. Click OK to continue. If you wish to upgrade Internet Explorer, cancel the Wizard and run it again after the upgrade is complete.

Specify This computer connects to the Internet through another computer (the ICS server), and click Next.

If the computer has more than one network connection, this screen appears. Specify Let me choose the connections to my network and click Next.

Select the connection to the ICS server and click Next. In this example, I'm using a wireless network.

Enter a computer description and computer name. The description appears in My Network Places or Network Neighborhood on other networked computers. The computer name must be unique on the network. For maximum compatibility with all versions of Windows, use 1-12 alphanumeric characters, with no blanks.

Enter a workgroup name, which should be the same on all of the networked computers. Once again, use 1-12 alphanumeric characters, with no blanks. Be default, the Wizard uses the name MSHOME. If your network uses a different name, enter it here.

The Wizard displays the settings that you've made. Scroll down the list to see all of them. To change a setting, click Back. To accept the settings, click Next. To stop running the Wizard, click Cancel.

The Wizard then configures the computer's network settings. The process may appear to stop for a time, but let it continue to completion.

If the Wizard is running on a Windows XP computer, this screen appears. Specify Just finish the wizard and click Next.

When the configuration is complete, the Wizard's Completion screen appears. Click Finish to exit.

XP ICS - Network Bridge

Windows XP's Network Bridge feature can combine two or more local area networks (such as wired and wireless) into one logical network. Computers on each network can communicate with computers on all of the other networks, sharing files, printers, and even an Internet connection.

To create a bridge between two or more network connections, open the Network Connections folder. Hold down the Ctrl key while clicking the desired connections, then right click one of them and select Bridge Connections. In this example, I'm bridging a wireless network with a wired Ethernet network.

This window appears while the bridging process is in progress.

The Network Bridge then appears in the list of network connections, along with the connections that are included in the bridge.

The Network Bridge takes on most of the attributes of a normal network connection. To configure it, right click the Network Bridge and select Properties. You can add or remove connections from the bridge, enable protocols and clients, assign an IP address, create a connection icon in the notification area, etc.

When a network connection is added to the Network Bridge, it loses its individual attributes. It no longer has an IP address, clients, protocols, etc. Here's the Properties sheet for the Ethernet Network connection, which is now included in the network bridge.

XP ICS - Internet Gateway

Windows XP's Internet Connection Sharing allows an ICS client computer to remotely monitor and control the ICS server computer's Internet connection. This Internet Gateway feature is available on computers running Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows XP that have been configured as an ICS client using XP's Network Setup Wizard. It isn't available if you've configured the clients manually.

If you're sharing an always-on DSL or cable modem connection, a client computer can enable or disable it. If you're sharing a dial-up connection, a client computer can connect or disconnect it, causing the ICS server computer to dial in or hang up. This can be a great convenience, since you don't have to go to the server computer to take these actions. But it can cause trouble if someone disables or disconnects the server's connection while other people are using the Internet.

In the examples below, I'm sharing a cable modem connection. If you're sharing a dial-up connection, you'll see buttons labeled Connect and Disconnect instead of Enable and Disable.
 

Continue below for information on using the Internet Gateway on Windows XP, or view Windows 95/98SE/Me information.

Using the Internet Gateway on Windows XP

To monitor the ICS server's Internet connection on a computer running Windows XP, open the Network Connections folder and double click the Internet Gateway icon.

The upper half of the Status window gives information about the ICS server's Internet connection. The lower half shows network statistics for the server and client computers.

Click the Disable or Disconnect button to turn off the server's Internet connection.

If the Status window isn't open, you can turn off the connection by right-clicking it and selecting Disable or Disconnect.

Click the Properties button to configure the Internet Gateway. To put an icon in the system tray, check Show icon in notification area when connected. Click Settings to enable other computers to access services that run on this computer.

To turn on the server's Internet connection after turning it off, double click the Internet Gateway or right click it and select Enable or Connect.

Using the Internet Gateway on Windows 95/98SE/Me

To monitor the ICS server's Internet connection on a computer running Windows 98, 98SE, or Me, right click the Internet Gateway icon in the system tray and select Status.

The upper half of the Status window gives information about the ICS server's Internet connection. The lower half shows network statistics for the server and client computers.

Click the Disable or Disconnect button to turn off the server's Internet connection.

You can also turn off the server's Internet connection by right-clicking the Internet Gateway icon in the system tray and selecting Disable or Disconnect.

Click the Properties button to configure the Internet Gateway. To put an icon in the system tray, check Show icon in taskbar notification area when connected. Click Services to enable other computers to access services that run on this computer.

To turn on the server's Internet connection after turning it off, right click the Internet Gateway icon in the system tray and select Enable or Connect.

 

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