Well i am just made my computer and want to to shar me internet connection. I will be dialing up from a 98SE so my XP pro will be connecting thought the 98se computer, i have tried different things and nothing has worked. i saw that after settingup the XP's own home network to setup, i came accross there should be a protocal call ICS. After doing the steps to install there chould be this protocal and its not there, This is my setting;
ON WIN 98SE:
Clients for Microsift Networks
Dialup Adapter #2 (VPN Support)
Realtek RTL8139/810x family fast Ethernet NIC
IPX/SPX- compatable-protcol - >Realtek RTL8139/810x family fast Ethernet NIC
TCP/IP ->Dialup Adapter
TCP/IP ->Adapter #2 (VPN Support)
TCP/IP ->Realtek RTL8139/810x family fast Ethernet NIC
file and printer sharing....
On the network bridge
Client for Microsoft networks
File and printer.....
QoS Packet Scheduler
NWLink ipx/spx/netBIOS Compatable Trasport protocal
internet protocol (TCP/IP)
Did you try running the network wizard on the 98 computer, makeing the disk, and then running it on the xp machine.
I may be wrong but when I was doing this on my computer and my friends I thought i remember seeing a note saying the the xp machine is the one that would have to run the ICS. I took that to mean that a xp machine could not connect thru a 9x machine using ICS. Hopefully I am wrong. Someone correct me please if I am.
Yeah i it is Auto IP, I've tried the thing witht setup disk on both computers but that has not worked.
IF You cannot run ICS on Xp to run through 98se then i am gonna be stuck!
anything else anyone can add to this?
Setting an Ip address statically isn't even an option, if you want the 98 machine to see the Xp machine you must set an IP address on the XP machine (unless you want to put a router inbetween)... the XP auto detect is crap, it gives a 169.254.x.x/16 address, there is no way for it to find a 192.168.x.x/24 address.
It's auto detect features only work if all of the machines use it as they will all be given a 169.254.x.x/16 address... I personally would be setting the XP machine with an IP address of 192.168.0.2 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
With 100 Million neurons in the brain vouching for it, it can't be wrong...
That is not auto detect. It only uses that IP range when it cant get one from DHCP or if the IP is not set manual.
As for ICS if you really cant get it to work (cant remember if it will or not, but fairly sure it will) you could look for a third party proxy server to put onto 98 computer and run your net for XP through that.