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            Microsoft Windows 98 README for 
            Browser Connection Setup Wizard
                    March, 1999
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     (c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1999


This document provides complementary or late-breaking information to 
supplement the Microsoft Windows 98 documentation.

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HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT
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To view Icsrm.txt on-screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad window.

To print Icsrm.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor, and 
then on the File menu, click Print.

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CONTENTS
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Overview of Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing
Using the Browser Connection Setup Wizard
	System Requirements
Network Configuration Requirements
	Installing a Network Adapter
	Installing Microsoft TCP/IP
	TCP/IP Settings

OVERVIEW OF MICROSOFT INTERNET CONNECTION SHARING
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Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing enables you to configure your home 
computer network to share a single connection to the Internet.

With Internet connection sharing, the computers in your home network are
used as follows:

	The Connection Sharing computer (sometimes called the gateway) 
		The computer that connects your home to the Internet also 
		provides some of what makes Internet connection sharing
		possible: private Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and name
		resolution services for the other computers on the home
		network. 

	Other networked computers 
		The other computers set up to use Microsoft Internet 
		Connection Sharing on your network can access the Internet 
		through the Connection Sharing computer, using private IP 
		addressing translation. 

When a computer on your network sends a request to the Internet, its private 
IP address is transmitted to the Connection Sharing computer. The Connection 
Sharing computer translates that private IP address to the IP address of the 
Connection Sharing computer, and then sends it on to the Internet. When the 
results are returned, the Connection Sharing computer translates the IP 
address back again and routes it to the correct computer on your network. 

The only computer on your home network visible to the Internet--meaning, 
having a direct connection--is the Connection Sharing computer. Other computers 
on your home network connect to the Internet through the Connection Sharing 
computer. They do not have direct connections to the the Internet. 

If you set up Internet Connection Sharing to use automatic addressing,
Internet Connection Sharing uses the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). 
DHCP dynamically assigns private IP addresses to all computers on the home network. 
You can also disable the automatic addressing service and statically assign an IP 
address to each computer on the network.


USING THE BROWSER CONNECTION SETUP WIZARD
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Connecting to the Internet using the Connection Sharing computer is 
quick and easy using the Browser Connection Setup wizard. The wizard 
sets up your browser to connect to the Internet using your network 
adapter instead of a dial-up adapter. When you've completed the wizard, 
you are ready to browse the Internet through your local network.

System Requirements
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Before starting the Browser Connection Setup wizard, make sure that the 
following conditions are met:

     Your computer has Windows 95 or Windows 98 installed.
	 
     Your computer has a network adapter installed and connected to 
     your network. For more details, see "Network Configuration 
     Requirements."
	 
     Your computer has TCP/IP installed and bound to the network 
     adapter. For more details, see "Network Configuration 
	 Requirements."
	 
     Your computer has either of the following browsers installed:
	 
		 Microsoft(R) Internet Explorer 3.x or later
		 Netscape Navigator 3.x or later
	 
     The Connection Sharing computer is connected to both the Internet 
     and your local network.

To start the Browser Connection Setup wizard for the first time:

 1. Insert the floppy disk you made when you installed Microsoft 
    Internet Connection Sharing on your Connection Sharing computer into
	your floppy disk drive. 
 2. Click the Start button, and then click Run.
 3. Type:

    a:\icsclset.exe

    where "a:\" stands for the floppy drive.
 4. Click OK.


NETWORK CONFIGURATION REQUIREMENTS
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If you want to access the Internet by using your local area network 
(LAN) through the Connection Sharing computer, you must have a network 
adapter installed that is bound to the Microsoft TCP/IP protocol.

INSTALLING A NETWORK ADAPTER
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Install a network adapter on your computer by carrying out the following 
steps. This should only be required if your network adapter does not support 
Plug and Play (Plug and Play is a feature of Windows that automatically 
detects and installs new hardware).

 1. In Control Panel, double-click the "Add New Hardware" icon, and
    then follow the instructions on your screen.
 2. If Windows is unable to find your new hardware, you will be asked
    to insert the manufacturer's disk supplied with your new hardware.

Installing Microsoft TCP/IP
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Install the TCP/IP protocol on your computer by carrying out the 
following steps. TCP/IP is the protocol your computer will use to 
connect to the Connection Sharing computer.

 1. In the Control Panel, double-click the Network icon.
 2. Click Add, click Protocol, and then click Add. 
 3. In the Manufacturers list box, click Microsoft.
 4. In the Network Protocols dialog box, click TCP/IP, and then click 
    OK.
 5. In the list of components, click your network adapter, and then 
    click Properties.
 6. Click the Bindings tab, and then select the check box next to 
    TCP/IP.

NOTE: Currently, the Browser Connection Setup wizard does not automatically 
install the TCP/IP protocol for network adapters.

TCP/IP Settings
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To access the Internet using a Connection Sharing computer, ensure that 
the TCP/IP settings for your network adapter are set correctly by 
carrying out the following steps.

 1. In the Control Panel, double-click the Network icon.
 2. In the list of network components, click TCP/IP associated with your
    network adapter, and then click Properties.
 3. Select the "Obtain an IP address automatically" check box.
 4. Click the WINS Configuration tab, and then select the check box
    next to "Use DHCP for WINS Resolution".
 5. Click the Gateway tab, and then remove any installed gateways if any
    are listed.
 6. Click the DNS Configuration tab, and then select the check box next 
    to "Disable DNS".
 7. Click OK to accept the new TCP/IP settings
 8. Click OK to update your new network configuration.

NOTE: These changes require restarting your computer for changes to take 
effect. When you are finished, the computer will restart.

				

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