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« on: December 18, 2002, 12:21:47 AM »

Hi there-

I've been reading some other posts with people who have the same problem that I'm having. However, as I followed some of your suggestions, I already did check. Some of the posts, however, failed to raise some questions that I have.

First off, I'm using Win2k Pro, on both my PC and Laptop. Both comps are part of the same workgroup, have different computer names, using the same protocol with different IPs assigned to each system, along with the same subnet mask. Print and File sharing is enabled, I have both my hard drives being shared. I'm having trouble with the part that you mentioned about "making sure my Primary Network Logon is set to use the 'Client for Microsoft Networks' in the network properties". If you're saying that I should have 'Client for Microsoft Networks' checked, then is. I'm having trouble turning on ICS, because I'm using AOL (ack....yes...I'm using AOL), and I can't seem to check it's properties under "Local Area Network connections".

My current problem is that both computers can ping each other fine, but they can't locate other computers near it (Searching for computers near me also comes up with nothing). Yes, this is like the other posts that I've see on this forum, but none of them seem to provide a simple walkthrough as to how to achieve a working network.

And yes, I want to access the internet from both computers. Is there a way to get AOL to be ICS for both my computers, without changing ISPs? I hope this is pretty detailed for you to see what's wrong. Thanks!


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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2003, 02:28:16 PM »

Here is some relevent chat.....

AOL may not work with this snce it is a proprietary system.

Check the AOL site for info on using ICS and any special considerations, as well as
Need to map the port, as you are using ICS (network address translation)

I hope this helps !
Comment from drev001  11/24/2002 03:48PM PST  
As AOL doesn't use Dialup Networking, there's no Windows Dialup Connection to share. The best way to do it is setup a free dialup account with someone like FreeServe, share that dialup connection through ICS and use the ISP\LAN option to connect to AOL. However, if you have signed up for the unmetered access on AOL you obviously won't benefit from it using this method as you'd no longer be dialling AOL.  

Comment from stevenlewis  11/24/2002 04:09PM PST  
ICS will not work with AOL;en-us;321644  
Comment from lighterning  11/25/2002 10:50AM PST  
Are you all sure? A fellow AOL member said that you can but you need a proxy server... Having no experience with proxy servers and have no idea what they do, I can't say whether that is true or not - any ideas?  
Comment from lighterning  11/25/2002 10:51AM PST  
If this wouldnt work, can i share programs over the network? Then i could share Internet Explorer over it...  

Accepted Answer from stevenlewis  11/25/2002 03:17PM PST  
>Are you all sure?
did you check out the link I posted?
you can try a proxy server
here's a free one
here is wingate (not free)
analogx (free)  


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