LAN settings for IE4 connection sharing

Internet Explorer 4 can't determine LAN settings automatically when trying to connect to the Internet across a LAN. What proxy settings and port do I enter in order for a Win95 machine with IE4 browser to connect to the Internet via a machine with WIN98 and Internet Connection Sharing enabled.
mcoutureAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

sandman97289Commented:
First of all can your Win98 machine connect to the internet? If it can then on your Win95 machine you must put the IP address of you win98 machine. This IP address if not known can be obtained by going to Start->Run and typing command. Then type ping "name of win98 machine" (without the quotes). For the port I think IE4 has an option in Options->connection that automatically determines this, I'm not sure as I am using IE5 at the moment. Hope this helps.
0
sandman97289Commented:
Why don't you go to Start->Help and type Internet Connection Sharing and read through all of the topics, there is some very useful information there.
0
mcoutureAuthor Commented:
My Sharing computer connects fine. A connecting computer with IE5 works fine, because it was correctly configured with the ICS browser setup disk created by the sharing computer. However, on a computer with IE4, it didn't take the settings for some reason, plus the error message blank page that comes up doesn't have the Detect Network Settings that is available on the IE5 page.
The ICS help in WIN98 doesn't have any information that I can see about configuring IE4 for LAN connection to the Internet.
0
Amazon Web Services

Are you thinking about creating an Amazon Web Services account for your business? Not sure where to start? In this course you’ll get an overview of the history of AWS and take a tour of their user interface.

sandman97289Commented:
Yes there is nothing in the help page that says anything about IE4, why not trying to install IE5 on your computer?
0
mcoutureAuthor Commented:
I don't have it nor is my customer interested in it. Plus these machines are 486's that just have enough juice to run Windows 95. Upgrading is not an option, so I'm in a pickle. The customer would like multiple simultaneous access to the Internet and I thought I could do this.
0
sandman97289Commented:
Ok, lets see, I read that you can allocate a static IP to a computer in the LAN using ICS. Trying specifying a static IP to your win95 computer. Use this IP in your TCP/IP settings. Now if you can see Win98 computer on the LAN through your win95 computer set the settings in IE4 as IP of the win98 computer.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.