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Sharing internet connection between 2 pcs .

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September 13, 2004 10:16:19 AM

ok i have it up and running both on win xp pro and i want to allow the client pc to be able to access all the ports like the server pc , can anyone tell me how it is done?
September 13, 2004 11:14:56 AM

First get 2 nic cards ~$20x2=$40, ( optional but prefered a 4-port router~$40) and install hardware. Then connenct your cable/DSL line and two up to four computers from modem into router, then run internet connection sharing and follow steps.
Here is a link, its to early in the morn for me...:

http://www.geekgirls.com/windowsxp_home_network.htm


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September 13, 2004 11:27:05 AM

thats not what i meant but thanks anyway. I have everything already installed both my pcs are sharing the connection but what i want is how can i allow the other pc access all the ports as the server pc!
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September 13, 2004 11:43:04 AM

Can you browse with Windows Explorer?
Then go to My Network Places, and see other computers online.
Then set up shares...
Is this what you are talking about?


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September 13, 2004 12:26:36 PM

what are you using to share the connection? ICS?

ICS doesn't allow DMZ's, for that matter it (I don't think) allows port forwarding either. I think the easiest thing would be to just buy a router for $40. There might be other "ICS-like" software out there that allows more flexibility

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September 13, 2004 12:34:52 PM

YES i can browse and everything on both pcs but what i want is to be able to access all ports on the client pc like msn messenger , yahoo games ...etc
September 13, 2004 12:37:30 PM

and yes i am using ICS ! btw if u go to my network places then right clikc properties on the connection --> advanced -->settings ... u can see the list of ports that are open but the problem is that i want something more efficient and flexible.
September 13, 2004 1:25:54 PM

what do you mean more efficient and flexible? Can you give an example?

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September 13, 2004 11:18:28 PM

The windows ics sucks for port forwarding but it works. You can't forward all ports to another computer in your network unless you don't want the computer w/ the internet connection to get hosed :) 
Just forward ports for the services that you need.
Such as:
Webserver: forward port 80
FTP server: forward port 21
etc.

If you want a better way of doing this and you have a broadband connection just get a router, it saves a lot of hassle and is very reliable. Get a Netgear or Linksys.

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