Internet Connection Sharing on a DSL modem (on a Hub) within an XP network
Posted on 2003-11-04
I'm trying to get my small home network (3 PC's, all Win XP), connected on a hub with the DSL modem on the Switch port.
The idea is that nomatter which computer connects first to the internet (broadband / DSL), will be the gateway for the network. Is this even possible? I've tried some things, but end up with errors like IP address conflicts.
I would even be happy if only 2 PC's could be gateway for the others and one just set up as a client (but then able to connect through either of the 2 gateways!).
The primary reason to _not_ use a dedicated host is that somehow the ICS disables access to some websites (in this case hallmark.com or monsterboard.nl), whilst these sites are easily available if the computer is the host (or gateway).
Hope I've made my problem clear enough and looking forward to some creative sollutions!