Internet connection sharing with vista and ME

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Gr1nreaper

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I have an HP computer with windows vista connected to my ISP (Comcast) via ethernet cable to the cable modem. The modem does not act as a router. The HP with vista also has a wireless network adapter. I also have a Pentium III with windows Millennium and a wireless ethernet card. How do I setup internet connection sharing on my vista machine so I can browse the internet on the machine that has millennium?

Step-by-step instructions greatly appreciated!
 

Gr1nreaper

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I got the millennium machine to connect to the other pc wirelessly via the belkin software that came with the wireless card, but I could not browse the internet or view files from either machine to the other. Where do I go to set up the ip addresses, DNS, etc. in windows millennium? Is that what I need to do, or should DHCP work fine? Also, why do you think I should get a router?
 

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Also, why do you think I should get a router?
Because you "could not browse the internet or view files from either machine to the other." And did you notice the part (I think it's in that article) about every time the ad-hoc wireless goes down for any reason the ICS is automatically removed, causing you to enable it again?

Did you follow the guidelines in that link? Before you enable ICS both wireless connections should be getting APIPA (169.254.x.y). After you enable ICS the Vista's wireless will be assigned 168.192.0.1 and the ME will get the correct IP configuration. You need set no IP addresses yourself.

EDIT: In case that article didn't mention it, any non-Windows firewall (security suite) must be properly configured for the desired access.
 
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