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This article contains a copy of the information in the Windows 98 Second Edition Icsrm.txt file.
----------------------------------------------------------- Microsoft Windows 98 README for Browser Connection Setup Wizard March, 1999 ----------------------------------------------------------- (c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1999 This document provides complementary or late-breaking information to supplement the Microsoft Windows 98 documentation. ------------------------ HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT ------------------------ 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. -------- CONTENTS -------- 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 ================================================= 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 ========================================= 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 ------------------- 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 ================================== 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 ---------------------------- 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 --------------------------- 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 --------------- 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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