I use NTL for my Broadband internet. Recently I bought a second computer to get rid of my brother because he was forever in chat rooms. I got a proxy running on the computer connected to the internet and then connected the second computer to it.
SUCCESS!! The internet worked on the other machine.
So anyways, now I went to check if chatrooms worked behind the proxy..... NO, they did not. (It just sat saying "Connecting to server....", eventually timing out or something.)
So I thought I'd try ICS (Internet Connection Sharing). It found my Cable Modem fine - but weirdly found two network adapters when I only have one. So I tried both and the results for both were.....
1. MSN Messenger could sign in both computers.
2. MSN Chat would work on both computers.
3. Internet Explorer would not work on the networked computer. (I used the proxy to get this working)
The bad part was....
1. I could not send files on MSN on the computer that was sharing the internet.
2. I could not connect to a game that used TCP/IP on the computer that was sharing the internet (Neither on the other one (Well, if you don't count the ones playable by TCP/IP using the network then DUH!)).
So now what I do is disable/enable ICS to my needs.
If I want to send files/play that game (that game being HoverRace www.hoverrace.com
), then I disabled ICS.
If my brother is chatting then ICS is enabled.
(If I've missed anything then presume it works)
I was wondering if there was any way of making both work at the same time I guess.
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