can't browse the shared internet

Posted on 2005-05-03
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
I installed a local area network in a small company with 5 computers. I addressed the IP as to the subnet is and i installed a print server also its address is Now the problem is, I configured the dialup internet connection in Machine and i shared it to browse it in other pc's. but i cannot browse the internet from other computers. i can browse the internet in machine only. i can use the printer from all pcs, i can browse the shared files from all pcs. but i cannot browse internet from any pcs exclude
Question by:traajkumar
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    If yu are using ICS (internet  connection sharing) you have to use as the ip of the machine that has the internet connection
    for step by step

    see here

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    are you using Windows XP to do the shared internet connection or a server with RRAS running?

    if you are using XP then check this link out should help you get it sorted:;en-us;306126

    you could also try setting your internet proxy settings on each workstation to the IP address of the machine hosting the shared internet connection.
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    You have to make the other machines recieve their IP addresses from the . 3 machine in ICS. so if you have a router that is giving out IP addresses disable that feature. and it will then work,. and then each work station to recieve a number from dhcp

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    >>You have to make the other machines recieve their IP addresses from the . 3 machine in ICS
    Only in 98 can you change the ip's of the dhcp server and ICS host. When you set up ICS it changes the ip of the host LAN NIC to and sets it staticaly
    This can not be changed. Now if using w2k server you can us NAT, or a third party solution like AnalogX proxy and keep the ip scheme, but if using ICS, then the ip scheme of the nework must be changed
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    "Important When you enable Internet Connection Sharing, the network adapter that is connected to the home network or to the small-office network receives a new static IP address of, with a subnet mask of Existing TCP/IP connections on the network may be lost and must be reestablished.
    Configuration and usage issues
    Internet Connection Sharing is intended for use in a small office or in a home office where the network configuration and the Internet connection are managed by the Windows XP-based computer where the shared connection resides. It is assumed that on this network, this computer is the only Internet connection, this computer is the only gateway to the Internet, and this computer sets up all internal network addresses. All hosts on the network except the Internet Connection Sharing host are expected to be configured to obtain an IP address and DNS configuration automatically.

    You cannot modify the default network configuration after you enable Internet Connection Sharing. This includes changing the range of private IP addresses that are handed out (DHCP allocator), enabling DNS, disabling DNS, and configuring a range of public IP addresses
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    Add the address of the pc with the internet connection ( as the gateway address on the other PCs. The DNS server addresses should be the same as the ones you got from the ISP. You should see them by running ipconfig /all on the pc sharing the internet.
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    50 points?
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    traajkumar: how is your situation, there is nothing happening here?

    According to stevenlewis/Microsoft your PC which connects to the internet will have or need to have the as the internal IP address, with subnet mask So you should do these steps to get the network up and running:

    #  change the IP of the outbound PC to and enable ICS, reboot as usual;

    #  change the other PCs'  IP addresses into the network from the network (netmask always;

    #  change the printer's IP to something like;

    #  set the default gateway on all internal PCs to;

    =>> now you should be able to ping some outside IP address, i.e. ping should yield results.

    #  if necessary adjust manually the DNS servers on the internal client PCs, so you can browse as usual.

    And if I forgot some step, I may be corrected.


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