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Old 04-20-07, 08:00
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Default Sharing Dial-up connectionon LAN-on and off problem

I know that ICS is a hot and strange topic; I have read dozens of threads here (and I do tend to get confused on the subject).

I have battled the issue of sharing a dial-up internet external modem connection for 3 years with my home LAN - and, BTW, broadband is NOT available where I live - I know that would be the easy answer.

Anyway, I have 4 boxes and two laptops connected to a LAN; ICS has been active/ shared and works whenever I first install it, but, then stops working no matter what I try. The two laptops are notebooks, one Dell one IBM. The IBM never worked well - kills the whole network sometimes by closing the top.

Anyway, this is what I have:

Ethernet switch hooks up the 4 boxes
Each box is static with IP's: 192.168.0.1/120/130/140
A Linksys wireless router is connected to the switch via normal port.
The linksys router is also assigned staticly at 192.168.0.2

The box with the external modem is: 192.168.0.1

DHCP is turned off on the Linksys router.

Subnets are set to 255.255.0 on all

Default gateways are set to 192.168.0.1 on all
DNS server is set to 192.168.0.1 on all
"DNS suffix for this connection" is set for MSHOME.net on all


These settings have given me the best results so far in terms of sharing the Linksys Router and the Netgear switch with good LAN results in general.

However, the dial-up connection does disappear and does not come back even when I do the following:

Shut off all computers, unplug switch and router. Plug in switch, then plug in router, then start computer # 1, then start rest of computers (instructions I read on MS knowledge base at some point).

I hope I gave enough pertinent information - Oh, all untis are running WindowsXP professional.

Thanks in advance for any help

Rainer
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Old 04-22-07, 07:38
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Default Re: Sharing Dial-up connectionon LAN-on and off problem

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Old 04-22-07, 11:36
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Default Re: Sharing Dial-up connectionon LAN-on and off problem

May that option 2 as described in this page might solve the problem, http://www.ezlan.net/DialUp.html

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Old 04-23-07, 06:45
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Default Re: Sharing Dial-up connectionon LAN-on and off problem

Cat5e,

thank you for the idea, but, I actually solved my own problem;

For some reason, when I assigned my Static IP addresses, I assigend 192.168.0.1 to the main computer instead of 192.168.1.1 - now everything works great!

Rainer
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