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Hi, i have WinXP SP2.
I have 2 computers connected in a network. The first is connected to a Speedtouch Modem via USB and then that computer (which is obviously the Host) is connected via ethernet to my other computer.
It took ages of messing around with settings to finally get the network to work with file and printer sharing and ICS on the computers.

However, I cannot connect to the internet from the client when the host is not connected to the interent. In other words the client PC can only access webpages when the host has dialed a connection (whether it is logged in or out). I cannot connect directly from the client PC - it just says 'page cannot be displayed'. I have to first dial on the host.

How can I change the settings (without ruining what i already have) to make it so that i can acces the internet on the client computer without having to go downstairs and dial it manually)

Also, a point to note is that I cannot seem to PING each of the computers via their names (FAMILY (host)and KRIS (client)).

Thanks for any help!

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In reply to: ICS

I can ping my client computer from my host but I can't ping my host computer from my client.

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" I cannot connect to the internet from the client when the

In reply to: ICS

" I cannot connect to the internet from the client when the host is not connected to the interent. "

Which is exactly how it should work. And why routers are very popular.


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In reply to: ICS

you got a hub...... they are cheap and should work both independently

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Um, no it wouldn't

In reply to: have

A hub would just add an additional level of complexity for no gain in this situation.

Think of a hub like a cable splitter. Doesn't do you any good if you don't have any signal to split along the two cables.

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Not really possible

In reply to: ICS

There are ways to get the host system dial a connection if a client system requests some network service, but they're very unreliable and present a host of other problems.

For a dialup situation, I don't know of any solution avaliable to you. It's kind of broadband or bust, unless you can find a router with an analog modem in it.

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In reply to: Not really possible

Ok then, thanks anyway. i will forget about that. But is there a way to easily disconnect the host computer from teh internet using the client?

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That's been one of the wished for items with ICS for years.

In reply to: ok

ICS is a simple solution. You can find replacements with more control on the internet. But with DSL/Cable, most don't bother to disconnect.


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