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Windows [XP] Internet Connection Sharing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Biddlesby, Apr 25, 2004.

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  1. Biddlesby

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    Is it possible to block or allow specific IP's to share an internet connection using the windows software? Is there another program I can use if this is not possible that is more flexible?
     
  2. Dan O

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    When I tried to set up ICS a week ago, windows xp didn't seem to allow me to set a computer with a gateway and a static IP. I fiddled around for a while to no avail. I was trying to share the XP internet connection with a, rather old, win98 PC. They could ping and see each other. After a while the option to 'Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection' dissapeared.

    One question - in the DNS setup, what should I use for 'host' in both the windows 98 and xp machines.

    I have successfully set up a windows 98 computer as a gateway before, and I believe that windows 98 superceeds xp in this feature. XP is too automated. I just want to manually set static ips and the like. I set ips and xp reset them to some stupid 615.613.523.653 something or other when I had to use the stupid wizard to attempt to set up ICS. I want to have the gateway as 192.168.0.1.

    Please - does anybody know of some good third-party software I can use.
     
  4. Dan O

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    I have manually set all the XP IP setting on many PCs without any problems. The Wizard is good to use to get the required setting for the router or IP switch you are using, which will control the IP address you are using and provide the DNS that should be used. If you want to use the IP adress 192.168.0.1 the router or IP switch must have NAT enabled. XP is far more superior than 98, and you can override or turn off all the automatic configurations and pop up.
     
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