I have a 3-unit home network on a 4-port 10Base-T hub. One was Win98 (call it PREMIO), the other two (APTIVA and TRAIN) were Win95. Set up a home network and all was fine, shared disks and printers among each other just as desired.
Upgraded the Win95 boxes to Win98, 2nd Edition and upgraded the Win98 box as well. Read about Internet Connection Sharing and decided the 56KBps modem on the originally Win98 box being shared by the other two boxes would be more efficient than using the 28.8KBps
modems on them. So I installed the ICS gateway, following the instructions, on the box with the highest speed modem (PREMIO).
Found that suddenly printer & file sharing stopped working between
PREMIO and the other boxes (TRAIN & APTIVA could still share, but
PREMIO could only see itself and neither TRAIN nor APTIVA could see
Looked at the TCP/IP settings and found that (apparently) the ICS gateway install changed the IP Address on PREMIO (192.168.0.1), so it was no longer on the same subnet as TRAIN (22.214.171.124) or APTIVA (126.96.36.199). PREMIO *had* been at IP address 188.8.131.52 before. The
Subnet mask was unchanged, 255.255.255.0.
When I adjusted the TCP/IP setting IP address for PREMIO back to
its original 184.108.40.206, everybody was happy again. But no modem sharing,
I have a complete log of the network client, board, protocol and service settings for all units AS OF NOW (file & print sharing working again).
Can anybody tell me what I need to do to get this nice connection sharing feature working right? I want to be able to just share an IP
pipe with the outside world, of course. IE is NOT the only tool I want
to use from these other workstations (in fact, I'd rather use Netscape,
Telnet, Eudora, FTP, etc. on them).
The individual workstations' configurations might not display too nicely
under Experts' Exchange's web-based displays, but I'll try them in separate comments to be appended.