i have an evironment where ICS is being used to share an internet connection between 2 windows xp computers (current modem is a usb adsl modem). I want to install a broadband modem/router, where the users will connect to the router (Netgear wireless), and the router will dial out. Im having problems removing ICS from the host machine (The router will also be the dhcp server ) because everytime i try connect the previous host machine to the router and try get an ip address, it gets stuck on 'acquiring ip address' . If it eventually gets an address, i get a 'limited or no connectivity' icon, and the ip address assigned seems to be some sort of a default 253.169.x.x (or something to that effect). Sometimes an ipconfig times out saying the dhcp server could not be contacted.
Im pretty sure ICS is causing the problem, as the address 192.168.0.1 is reserved but the DHCP portion of ICS. That would obviously need to be used by the new gateway ie the broadband router.
Ive tried numerous methods to remove ICS, including manual methods and registry hacks. nothing works. Im sure its not related to something simple like broken cables; ive tried resetiing the modem and the latest firmware - but im sure its not a problem with the modem.
Ive tried practically everything - removing the network device from the hardware profile, reinstalling drivers - cept for reinstalling the os
All in all i know its a problem with ICS previously being there and thus conflicting with the router.