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ICS through a NTL Digibox

Posted on 2004-04-09
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I've setup ICS through ADSL modems before, but I have been asked to setup a 2nd computer to access the internet through a first that is using a NTL Digibox as its connection method.

Both Pc's operate on a MS network where all the file sharing and printer sharing works fine. The two Pc's are connected via a RJ45 crossover cable.

The first Pc that presently connects to the internet is running Win Me and the 2nd Pc, that I want to connect to the internet through the first (via ICS I thought ?), is running Win98 SE.

As I mentioned earlier, the first Pc connects to the internet via a NTL Digi box. There is a USB network adapter that connects to a RJ45 cable, that runs eventually back to the Digibox.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Many Thanks,

Question by:gridgers
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Expert Comment

by:Gareth Gudger
ID: 10791110
What happens if you try to load ICS?


Author Comment

ID: 10791300
Hi diggisaur,

When I try and load ICS I am no longer able to connect to the internet on that Pc (page unavailable etc).

When I check Network properties, the ICS components seem to be there and the IP address has been assigned ( to my lan network card.

But as soon as I uninstall it, I can connect to the internet again.

Do you think I might have to look at runnuing a Proxy Server ?

If this is the case, is this something that can be added as an application/component to the first Pc, or is it a more serious piece of kit or software that is required.

Best Regards,


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Accepted Solution

Gareth Gudger earned 750 total points
ID: 10791451
It might be something with the Digi that prevents you from running ICS. Is it possible to run the two computer from a network hub (4port something cheap) and plug the digi into the hub?

Author Comment

ID: 10791655
Hi diggisaur,

It's certainly worth a try - many thanks for your suggestion.

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Expert Comment

by:Gareth Gudger
ID: 10792121
Try it already?

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