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NOTE: 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 computers:

  1. Check the application settings to be sure that you are not trying to use a Proxy.

  2. Check your Client's TCP/IP settings.

Application 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.

LAN Settings window

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.

Internet Control Panel

If you have either Win98SE or Internet Explorer 5.X, your Internet Properties box may look more like this:

Newer Internet Control Panel

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 selected automatically.

Setting up TCP/IP

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

TCP/IP->network adapter

Click the Bindings tabIf 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.

TCP/IP Bindings

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. Earthweb HardwareCentral earthwebdeveloper CrossNodes Datamation

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