Enable Internet Connection Sharing in a Home or Small Office Network

Posted August 24, 2004 by mikejc in Windows networking

Through the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) feature for network and dial-up connections, you can use Windows XP to connect your home network or your small-office network to the Internet. The following tech-recipe explains how this works.

You may have a home network in which a Windows XP-based computer connects to the Internet by using a dial-up connection. If you enable ICS on the computer that uses the dial-up connection, you can provide network address translation, addressing, and name resolution services for all of the computers on your network.

Note: For Internet Connection Sharing to be enabled, the Windows XP-based computer must have two network adapters, one for the home or small-office network and one for the Internet connection.


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