Win2k Server ICS - Mac iexplore "specified server could not be found"
Posted on 2003-03-01
I've recently upgraded to windows 2000 server from Windows 98. I'm trying to share an Internet connection on a windows 2000 server machine to 4 ibooks (this worked fine before in windows 98.) when i try and connect to a webpage on any of the macs i get the message "the specified server could not be found."
I've messed about with various TCP/IP settings on the macs but ive settled on these (below)after reading another post on this forum.
Ethernet/Using Bootp Server(Advanced Settings.)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Name Server Addr.: 192.168.0.1
The win 2000 machine is giving my ibook an I.P. (192.168.0.XXX) but i still can't load web pages. I'm thinking its a problem with the server machine though I have no way of testing with a windows client.
the Win2k Server is connected over ADSL with the internet connection's "enable ICS" tickbox on.. the Server's LAN connection properties are currently as follows..
Client For Microsoft Networks
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
Network Monitor Driver(Unticked)
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties:
Preffered DNS Server:192.168.0.1
I have no idea about how to set the advanced settings.. but when i close the advanced box i get the message "this connection has an empty primary WINS address."
maybe this should be on the winNT net board but i reckon more people here may have experienced the problem..
any help would be greatly appreciated as ive been at this thing for a couple of days:)