By Steve Winograd
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:
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
Make sure that Automatically detect settings is not
checked, as shown above.
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.
Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click 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.