This information is for configuring Win95/98/Me as an
ICS client. If you are configuring a Windows 2000
client, go to this page.
You need to do two things to check your ICS Client
Check the application settings to be sure that
you are not trying to use a Proxy.
Check your Client's TCP/IP settings.
If you've been using Wingate or other 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 computer is connecting using
a DialUp connection.
Also, open the Internet 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.
Make sure the " Automatically detect settings"
is not checked as shown above.
While you're in the Internet Control Panel, make sure your Client
is set to connect via a Local area network. This
is the setting to use no matter how you connect to the Internet.
This makes sure your Client uses the LAN to get to the ICS Server,
instead of trying to dial up the Internet itself.
you have either Win98SE or Internet Explorer 5.X, your Internet
Properties box may look more like this:
Select Never dial a connection. If you don't have
any Dial-Up Networking connections on the client computer, the
selections are grayed out and Never dial a connection is
Open the Network Control Panel by right clicking Network
Neighorhood (Win95/98) or My Network Places (WinMe)
on the Desktop. Select the TCP/IP protocol binding to your
LAN NIC and click Properties.
Click the Bindings tab. If you
want to use TCP/IP for File and Printer Sharing, check Client
for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer Sharing for
Microsoft Networks. If you use an other protocol (NetBEUI,
IPX/SPX) for File and Printer Sharing, un-check both of them.
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