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2 Windows XP CPU + ICS & Verizon Wireless UM150 USB Modem

by prophecy1 / June 3, 2008 10:52 PM PDT

HELP!! I live in Southern IL and Broadband choices are beyond limited. So I'm looking for a simple way to take advantage of networking 2 PC's in my home using Windows ICS. I've done everything correct as far to setting up both PC's. However when the Machine#1 connects to the internet, Machine#2 does not connect at all. Does the Verizon's VZAccess Manager application is causing my problem? I really need help with far as Networking...I'm consider to be a white belt.

2 - P4 (Dell) Windows XP Home PC
1 - Verizon Wireless UM150 USB Modem
1 - VZAccess Manager
1 - Crossover Cable

Machine 1
IP address -
Subnet Mask -
Gateway - (blank)

Machine 2
IP address -
Subnet Mask -
Gateway -

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The recommended way today ...
by Kees Bakker / June 3, 2008 10:58 PM PDT

is not to use ICS but buy a router. They go for $50-$80 (somewhat more when wireless).

Most broadband ISP's let you use a configuration with cable-modem-router and then multiple PC's connected to the router. Did you check with your ISP (that's Verizon?) if it can be done this way?


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Verizon - No support what so ever...
by prophecy1 / June 3, 2008 11:22 PM PDT

I did contact Verizon to help me resolve my networking issue but they stated that they do not support networking with there product and that I shoud purchase another USB modem and pay for 2 years $60 a month.

I thought that Windows ICS and with a LAN Crossover Cable could do the job since Machine#1 at like the DHCP server and not require a Router, Switch, or Hub. Since I'm only connecting 2 Machines.

As last resort I could buy a router and cross my finger it will fix my problem.

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Then ICS is the way to go indeed.
by Kees Bakker / June 3, 2008 11:26 PM PDT
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The solution if you can't fix ICS is..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2008 12:20 AM PDT

The router you see at

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ICS vs. Cellular Router
by EVDOinfo / June 4, 2008 11:10 PM PDT

Just remember this: even if you manage to make it work, when problems occur your ICS solution:
* will not be supported by the people that made your router;
* will not be supported by Microsoft, Apple, or the people that made your computers;
* will not be supported by Sprint/Verizon/AT&T/Alltel or any other carrier or ISP;
* will require you to keep one computer ON (not asleep) to feed the others;
* will add some wear and tear to your ?routing? computer;
* can affect performance on all computers, depending on type of internet activity;
* always have certain types of activities that simply may not work right.

If you value the hair you have left, these Cradlepoint routers will make your life so much easier:

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