Hello. Weird one, at least for me--networking yields headache!
Home office ICS network on two XP pro machines. Everything appears to be fine and stable for regular file sharing, remote access, email, and most web browsing. This is through a dialup at the moment.
No problems on the host side at all.
But then I noticed that we could not bring up certain pages on the client. For example, if you go to http://www.monster.com/
on the client, and click on search jobs, it will attempt to pull up http://jobsearch.monster.com/--well
it times out.
I can ping that fine from the client.
It's not a firewall issue. I have ICF off on both, and have tried this with ZA Pro shut down, both sides (and ZA Pro is properly configured for ICS the rest of the time through "firewall>advanced"). It's not, to my knowledge, a browser issue. Tried most settings in IE, and downloaded and tried the light Mozilla, same problem.
ICS is using DCHP at the moment--basically the auto configuration. But I have tried a great many DNS, netbios, gateway, and other various settings in TCP/IP. No joy. I have tried adding my ISP DNS servers to the client too.
Then I noticed, by using a raw browser (Sam Spade) on the host, that the monster page is actually a 302 redirect. Some Google suggests other savvy people (with their own headaches) have noticed this with ICS, but can't seem to find a solution.
I was hoping to not add any more overhead to the host, which I use for heavy duty graphics--don't want to have it turn into a server.
The question(s): I suppose I should look into a lightweight proxy? (Suggestions welcome for that). Or am I missing some obscure DNS or port setting which would send the 302 stuff to client, not to a bottle-neck at the host (which is what I think is happening)? Or is there something I can add (snap in) to XP as an ICS replacement, like 2000 had?
Some system details:
XP Pro SP1 and fully patched on both. All drivers and bios on both are current.
Host: 2.4 865PE 800 on MSI Neo2-ls, gig of ram, WD Sata--i.e. solid, recent system. Best Data external v92 modem.
Integrated Intel 10/100, ip set 192.168.0.1 through auto settings in ICS. This is a wired network, machine to machine, no router.
Client p3 733 w/Microsoft PCI 10/100. 512MB. Etc. (It's not the hardware!) IP auto-assigns to 192.168.0.157.
Besides the HTTP 302 problems, I see some ads (3rd party site) sometimes do not resolve on the client.
Thanks for suggestions!