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Topic # 9625 1-Oct-2006 17:53
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Hi all, I am having a problem with Internet connection sharing.  I am on a wireless connection using a router which I do not have administrative rights to.  The router's admin page is at 192.168.0.1 but in order to use Internet connection sharing under windows XP the host computer is required to use this address.  Under different circumstances I would simply change the router's IP to free up this address, as others have suggested here http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=8&TopicId=5537

However, I cannot do this.

As windows xp does not seem to be flexible enough to allow me to change the host's IP, I need a different solution.  Does anyone know of a workaround so that I can use ICS without changing the router's IP?  Is there any 3rd party ICS software that would let me do this?  I am willing to upgrade to a different operating system (i.e. linux or win2k3server) so that I can share this internet connection with my XBOX.

After brief searching on google I found nothing for winxp and a program called Firestarter for Linux that does internet sharing, but it also seems to use 192.168.0.1 as the host IP.  I am uncertain as to whether this is an absolute requirement for the network protocols and whatnot or it is simply a software limitation.


I would appreciate someone's knowledge to point me in the right direction.

Thanks much.

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  Reply # 47280 1-Oct-2006 18:59
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Nice!  This was exactly what I was looking for, and it works like a charm.  Thanks!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 186905 1-Jan-2009 13:09
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You can change the IP address of the Windows system running ICS after enabling ICS:

http://blogger.socsurveys.org/2008/12/windows-ics-19216801-conflict.html

The DHCP server component of ICS will still be bound to the old 192.168.0.1 IP address, however, so assign static IP addresses to your client systems!

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  Reply # 190085 16-Jan-2009 23:53
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ICS is basically a way of using your PC as a firewall router, which it isnt very good at. Better to get another ethernet router that has wireless, and share your ethernet from that. You would have a challenge to setup the wireless to link up with the other wireless but some have such a function, requires function that has login to the next router along in the wireless mesh network.

Alternatively, Windows has a function of "Bridging" networks instead of doing address translation. Long time since i tried it but might work. Its kind of basic link without firewall.




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  Reply # 190103 17-Jan-2009 00:57
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webwat: ICS is basically a way of using your PC as a firewall router, which it isnt very good at. Better to get another ethernet router that has wireless, and share your ethernet from that. You would have a challenge to setup the wireless to link up with the other wireless but some have such a function, requires function that has login to the next router along in the wireless mesh network.


Wifi mesh networking is different from using a WAP's wifi capability to connect to another WAP.

As for all suggestions for alternative solutions, believe me, I wouldn't be using Windows ICS if I had the money to buy more hardware right now!

webwat: Alternatively, Windows has a function of "Bridging" networks instead of doing address translation. Long time since i tried it but might work. Its kind of basic link without firewall.


I will definitely check that out!

Btw the term you're looking for to describe the "firewall router" function of Windows ICS is "network address translation" (or NAT.)

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