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Help! Internet Connection Sharing DirecWay
« on: January 22, 2003, 06:23:28 AM »
I am trying to internet connection share a DirecWay Satellite internet connection.  The network has static IP's, and the server has both the satellite PCI card (cable modem), as well as a 10/100 Ethernet card.

Obviously, the Ethernet card is assigned 192.168.0.1, and the satellite card has some static IP as well.

How do I set up the client computers to share the connection?

What should the gateway, wins, and dns servers be set to?

I've talked to Bell (DirecWay) and they won't help, as ICS on a broadband is frowned upon.

Please help?!
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Re: Help! Internet Connection Sharing DirecWay
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2003, 07:02:27 AM »
Ok so I'm assuming that the DircWay sattelite card appears as an ethernet connection in network properties so you should be able to treat this the same way as you would regular ics with cable or adsl.  This page will explain in detail for windows 2000, I'm assuming that's what you are using.

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics_2000

If this does not answer your questions post again and we'll go into more detail.
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Re: Help! Internet Connection Sharing DirecWay
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2003, 10:22:47 AM »
That looks like it should work. . . A thought though, to view other computers on the network, will I have to use DNS, because I set no IP's on the clients?  Will I be able to only locate them by name?  eg. (Olympus, WarriorPrincess, etc)

I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Re: Help! Internet Connection Sharing DirecWay
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2003, 03:51:17 AM »
I got ICS working just fine.  Initially the guy at DirectWay said that I had to assign static IP's to all of the client machines, set up DNS, and gateways. . . but when I enabled DHCP on the client computers, it worked just fine.

I can't believe it was so simple.
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Re: Help! Internet Connection Sharing DirecWay
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2003, 09:13:05 AM »
I've never had a whole lot of luck with windows ICS, maybe I'm doing something wrong, but it never works like its supposed to, right now i am trying out a program called WinProxy, its pretty fancy and i haven't figured it all out yet, but its a all-in-one sort of deal, with built in firewall/antivirus/ICS/and a bunch more network goodies
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Re: Help! Internet Connection Sharing DirecWay
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2003, 11:44:07 AM »
You might have quite a few problems with games using a proxy.  A proxy is different than a NAT in that it actually requests the website and then transfers it to the internal machines, so games or chat can have a very hard time connecting.  But it's been a couple years since I set one up so maybe they've solved some of these issues.
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Re: Help! Internet Connection Sharing DirecWay
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2003, 12:05:19 PM »
actually i have the proxy thing turned off, and its set to NAT, although sometimes programs have problems getting ports, i have yet to figure that out 100%
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Re:Help! Internet Connection Sharing DirecWay
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2003, 06:52:30 PM »
Router is the way to go.....simple to use and configure.
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