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When you install Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), ICS adds an ICS adapter and an ICS protocol. Note that both of these components must be present for ICS to work correctly. This article describes how ICS appears in the Network tool in Control Panel, and lists some examples of how ICS may be affected when you alter network components.
ICS should look similar to this when you view the Network tool in Control Panel:
Client for Microsoft Networks (or Family Logon)
Dial-Up Adapter (or network Adapter)
Internet Connection Sharing adapter
Internet Connection Sharing Protocol->Dial-Up or Network adapter
Internet Connection Sharing Protocol->Network adapter
Internet Connection Sharing Protocol->Internet Connection Sharing Adapter
TCP/IP(Shared)-> Network or Dial-Up adapter
TCP/IP->Internet Connection Sharing adapter
NOTE: Generally, a dial-up adapter should not be bound to the TCP/IP(home) component. This generally indicates the Home and Internet Adapters need to be switched in ICS Properties.
The following list contains examples of how ICS may be affected when you alter network components: