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By Steve Winograd

NOTE: This information is for configuring Windows 2000 Professional as an ICS client.  If you are configuring a Win95/98/Me client, go to this page.

You need to do two things to configure your computer as an ICS client:

  • Configure the application settings to be sure that you are not trying to use a Proxy server.

  • Configure your Client's TCP/IP settings.

Application Settings

If you've been using Wingate or another Proxy-based server, your browser, email and other applications may be set to work via a proxy.  Go to the Preferences settings of each application and make sure you change them to "Direct connection to the Internet" or to use a LAN.  Note that this is the setting to use, even if the ICS server computer is connecting to the Internet using a Dial-Up connection.

Open the Internet Options Control Panel and click on the Connections tab.  Click on the LAN Settings button near the bottom of the Window, and you'll see the window below

LAN Settings window

Make sure that Automatically detect settings is not checked, as shown above.

TCP/IP settings

Open the Network and Dial-up Connections folder by right clicking My Network Places on the Desktop and selecting Properties.  Then right click the connection for your LAN and select Properties.

Select Connection

Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click Properties.

LAN Properties

Now decide whether to have the client receive its TCP/IP settings automatically from the ICS Server or to make the settings manually.  Follow the steps in the appropriate section below.



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