Q

IP issue using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

I have configured a Win2000 Professional system as an Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) host and have a Win98 PC trying to share the connection. Both PCs are set up to use DHCP and can see each other's resources OK, but the Win98 machine can't access the Internet. They are getting IP addresses of 169.254.x.x. (I understood that they should be getting 192.168.x.x?) When I run winipcfg on the Win98 computer, there is no gateway and no DNS settings. I have a firewall on the host PC, but have set this up to allow the client PC to access. Any ideas on how to get this working please?
It sounds like ICS isn't configured correctly. If the Win98 system has ICS configured, its LAN IP address should always be 192.168.1.1. Try disabling and re-enabling ICS -- it should warn you that it?s going to statically configure the IP address to 192.168.1.1. Then, reboot the Windows 2000 system and make sure it gets a 192.168.1.x address.
This was first published in June 2002

Dig deeper on Windows Operating System Management

Pro+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of Pro+ membership, learn more and join.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

SearchExchange

SearchSQLServer

SearchWinIT

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchVirtualDesktop

Close