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m1ck

whats up with my damned ics connection

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hi all,

My sons computer cannot surf the internet although on his machine it says that its connected.

I can fix it with winsockfix (most of the time but not always)and it'll work but once the machine has been shutdown for a while the next time we boot it up it will not work even though general networking is fine we can browse my shares on my machine and vice versa.

I have changed the nic card but to no avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

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ICS is known to be quite flaky like that. Quite often, it's the included DHCP server (running on the box that's doing the sharing) that isn't working, so the other NIC doesn't get a proper IP address, so it can't connect to anything.

First thing you should do, is look at what IP address you have on the computer when it doesn't work. If it's 169.254.x.x, then it's the DHCP server that's broke.

One simple fix to that issue, is setting a static IP on the machine. Or then again, you could buy a good & cheap router, like the Linksys WRT54GL (problem solved for good).

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