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When you attempt to use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) with a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connection, it may not work correctly on the host or client computer. You may receive a time out error message when you attempt to browse the Internet, or your network adapter may not be recognized when you try to install ICS.
Some Internet service providers' (ISPs') Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connections use a software virtual adapter known as a Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) adapter. This adapter is not recognized by ICS as an adapter that is available to be used.
NOTE: If ICS is installed, please uninstall before continuing.
For ICS and Internet Explorer to function properly using a PPPoE adapter, ICS must be configured in the following manner:
Internet Connection Sharing
NOTE: the client computer may display the following error message if the wrong adaptor is chosen as the adaptor that is used to connect to the internet:
Page Cannot Be Displayed