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Topic # 13875 2-Jun-2007 10:12
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Hi All,

Just found this site and wow - what a load of information! However, after trawling through a lot of it i still can't get my ICS working. Current setup is -

Desktop [APOLLO]
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NIC1 (called "Internet") connects to Telstra through a cable modem. Assigned the static ip details from TC. Enabled ICs on this adapter which found and configured NIC2.
NIC2 (called "Lan") enabled via ICS wizard (just added the gateway details) and connected to a 4 port switch (not router) -
192.168.0.1
255.255.255.0
121.73.43.1
203.96.152.4
203.96.15.12


Wireless Access Point (Netgear ME102 with latest firmware) [WAP_01]
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Connected to switch. Settings are -
192.168.0.2
255.255.255.0
198.168.0.1


Laptop [CPV3000]
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Had network wizard run against it and sees APOLLO and gateway computer. Wizard works and sets everything up. I can double click the internet gateway icon in network connections and monitor packet information etc.

Pings both 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2 with no problem and is able to see network shares on APOLLO but i just can't get it to see internet traffic. Have tired with firewall off with no luck either. Have tried wirelessNic with both DHCP and manually assigned address with no luck (prefer to not use dhcp if i can). Just cannot get the thing working!


Installed look@lan and it sees the 3 devices with ip address 192.168.0.1, 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.11 (manually set) so i know the networking side is working. Anyone got any ideas? It's probably something simple i can't see!

Thanks,

Lewis.

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  Reply # 73254 2-Jun-2007 17:07
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Thanks for the welcome... unfortunately that managed to stop everything from working (don't know why!!!). .. have to reset all the network connections up and redo the ICS wizard... now back to square one - any other tips gratefully recieved though!!! The internet on Apollo status screen shows traffic flowing from internet->Internet Gateway->Mt Computer at a fairly decent rate but http pages still do not appear.

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  Reply # 73262 2-Jun-2007 19:19
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ICS is only enabled on NIC2 NOT NIC1. NIC2 uses NIC1 ip address as its gateway. Having NIC2 use the TCL gateway address certainly will NOT work. Using the wizard is never necessary and in your case has created problems rather than solved them.

Step 1. Manually configure each NIC, NIC2 uses NIC1 as gateway. NICs on other machines use NIC2 as gateway.
Step 2. Enable ICS on NIC2.




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  Reply # 73274 2-Jun-2007 21:03
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If it were me I would remove dependacy on MS ICS all together an spend some $ on a router such as a WGR614 with full NAT router with SPI firewall can be obtained for around $100. This will remove the need to have any PC operational to allow access for others.

There are plenty of other similar products that can be found for $80 or so. In the end a lot more structual solution all round.

my 2c (oh forgot 10c min these days!)


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  Reply # 73314 3-Jun-2007 16:43
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Thanks guys, i know a router would be best but i've tried 2 of those too without much luck! So i figure that as i am running IIS and the PC will be on 24x7 i may as well get it to share the connection directly.

So, let me get this straight -

Desktop has 2 lans. Lan1 is connected to internet with the details TCL gave me. Lan2 is set to something completely different then has ICS enabled setting it to 192.168.0.1. Lan2 gw is set to Lan1 IP. Laptop is set manually with the gw as Lan2 IP (192.168.0.1) and should just work?  I didn't think it would be this hard! ;-)

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  Reply # 73321 3-Jun-2007 18:34
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Shouldnt be that hard, I probably setup 1 or 2 systems a week for TCL clients using various appliance routers, they just work, so do not see why you should find no luck.

The details you provide would indicate it should work, however I avoid MS ICS as I have had problems with it in the past and prefer to just sidestep it all together.

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  Reply # 73323 3-Jun-2007 19:13
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Do you have any firewall running on Apollo? Do you have DNS server addresses configured on laptop? Can you ping the TCL gateway from the laptop?, can you ping the DNS servers from the laptop.




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  Reply # 73330 3-Jun-2007 20:23
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Definitley recommend a router.... ICS can be so farnicerous its not funny...









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  Reply # 73392 4-Jun-2007 17:37
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Well Cyril7 came round to my place today and the router he bought over worked no problems - there was a problem with a dodgy cable but all is working fine at the moment...

Big thanks to you Cyril7 for offering to come round and help out - this just shows that people are generally good guys!!!

Cheers,

Lewis.



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Reply # 73393 4-Jun-2007 17:37
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And yes, i agree - avoid ICS!

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