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Revised by Steve Winograd

The easiest thing to do is to let ICS' DHCP server assign TCP/IP settings for the client.  Go to the network card's TCP/IP properties and set it to Obtain an IP address automatically.

Automatic IP Address

Click the WINS Configuration tab and configure it to Use DHCP for WINS Resolution.

WINS Resolution

Click the Gateway tab and remove all gateways.


Click the DNS tab and disable DNS.

DNS Configuration

Click OK to exit from each screen.  After configuring TCP/IP, reboot your computer.  When it comes back up, it should have received its TCP/IP configuration from the ICS server computer and be ready to access the shared Internet connection.

The rest of this section is optional.  If you want to check the TCP/IP configuration, use the winipcfg command.  To run it, click Start | Run, type winipcfg in the box, and click OK.

Run Winipcfg

Select the network card from the drop-down menu.  Adapter names may be  different than in the Network control panel.  On my Win98SE computer,  PPP Adapter is the Dial-Up Adapter, and NDIS 5.0 driver is the network card. 

Winipcfg Select Adapter

After you select the network card, its TCP/IP configuration is shown.

That's all there is to it! Enjoy your shared connection!

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