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windows 2000 internet connection sharing failure

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hermes, Jun 6, 2002.

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  1. hermes

    hermes Thread Starter

    Aug 12, 2000
    Please save my sanity

    We have two windows 2000 workstations. One is connected to the internet through a dial-up connection (which is working fine), the other networked to the first via a switch.

    Internet Connection Sharing worked for a while then gave up the ghost. I have followed instructions from microsoft and just about any other source going but cannot get it to work again.

    I have followed all the info on settings, both pc's have working ethernet cards, can communicate with each other, have dhcp etc. Is there something i'm missing here? I don't need a shortcut to microsofts knowledge base, just correct instructions on how to get ICS working again.

    It can't be so difficult, did it at home on 2 win 98 boxes no problem, but have been plugging away at this for ages and its getting embarrasing explaining to the boss.

  2. LS


    Apr 27, 1999
    Hello. This might work for you. Go to the network property window where at the top you have your Ethernet type and at the bottom you have check boxes for different things. Now UNCHECK the TCP/IP check box and say ok. Restart your machine, go back to the same window and CHECK the TCP/IP and say ok to it. Do that to your client machine and see if it works. If it still doesn't work do it to your host machine. Let me know if that works. Good luck to you. LS
  3. Nick Scott

    Nick Scott

    Dec 11, 2001
    When you say that you have DHCP on both machines what do you mean? One of the machines (the ICS host) should be set up with ICS, the other should be set up as a DHCP client. If they are both set up as clients it won't work.

    I know that you don't want links to the MS KB, but here is a really good one for a step by step troubleshooting approach to ICS.

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