Workgroup Internet Sharing : Prevented by having a Static IP ?

there is  a workgroup of 3 pcs.

all have a static IP address

now I read that to have internet connection sharing the IP address must be  
set to automatic.

what do I do now ?

[ genuinely urgent]
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jetsonxAuthor Commented:
rairdonm, i've been following the annoyances article and its says also you must
set the IP address to automatic ? please help

all pcs = xp home
jetsonxAuthor Commented:
can anybody help ?
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Instead of using ICS try setting up a proxy server Freeproxy from is my favourite.

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jetsonxAuthor Commented:
first of all thank you for rairdonm for being first at the scene with
a good as it was ...i tried to implement it with varying results...

snerkel - it was simple, straight foward, convenient and did not impact
heavily on the network settings  - thanks alot.

very grateful for all responses.
Thanks for the points, glad you solved it.
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