Is ICS a good idea?
Posted on 2004-09-24
At my home I have an old P3 with XP PRO and all updates. There are no other programs installed.
It is using a Cisco 350 Wireless Card to connect to the Antenna to obtain internet access from my local WISP.
This same computer has a cat 5 10/100 nic card that connects to my switch. ALL IPS on my home system are statically assigned.
IS ICS reliable? I seem to notices times when Windows XP on the ICS server says it has lost it's wireless connection, yet if I run the Cisco Aironet Utility, it shows I have signal just fine. IF I reboot the ICS server, the connection seems to come back.
My isp in the past has had HUGE troubles maintaining a solid reliable connection so I also have doubts that is my system.
How reliable is ICS on a WISP? Would I be better off using an Air Bridge direct to a ROUTER then to the SWITCH?
500pts as it is close to the end of the day and I want to know what to do before I go home from work.