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Is ICS the best choice?


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Diego8

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This is my scenario, i have a home network with two computers, computer A with Win XP SP2 and computer B with Windows 98 SE. Both computers and the ADSL modem are connected to a switch.

A few days ago i enabled ICS on computer A so computer B could have access to Internet. Then i realised one cons in ICS: computer A must be on and connected to Internet so computer B could access the web.
At work we had a similar situation but both computers have Win XP SP2, after a while we realised we didn't need ICS, just dialing independently worked fine. Even better, one of the computers could be off and the other could connect just fine.

So, i tryed that approach at home. Computer B has Win 98 SE and as this OS doesn't have native PPPOE connection i had to install the WinPoET software.
Here comes the problem, it doesn't work the same way as at work. I mean, if computer A is connected then computer B isn't able connect and viceversa.

Is there a way to solve this?. I mean, to make computer A and computer B connect independently.

Thanks in advance.
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Neil Jones

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Buy a router and plug both computers into that. No need to fiddle with ICS then. Win98 is able to talk to routers and go online through them with no extra configuration.
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Thanks for that tip, Neil.
But, isn't there a way to solve it without buying extra hardware?.
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