Connecting three PCs via ICS for shared Internet access
I have a PC set up as a server with three NICs installed running Win2k. I was wondering if there is a way to get the Win2k server machine to allow the two other PCs to connect and use the Internet? I have enabled ICS on the NIC with the cable modem and one PC on the network connects fine -- but the other PC cannot connect at all and it doesn't even want to get assigned an IP address.
ICS is only designed to work with two NICs. One NIC should be connected to the Internet, and the other NIC should be connected to all other computers that need to access the Internet. You should connect multiple systems to the NIC using a hub or a switch. Good luck.
This was first published in August 2002