Hi Pam, Are you sure about ics not working without dhcp? It seems to me it should work without it. The dialup connection would be the only one that would need to be set to obtain an IP address automatically. IP addresses would be used on all the Network cards in all the machines. We aren't mixing up the dialup card with the Network card on the server, are we? I've got work to do today, but I'll be back tonight to continue were we left off. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 7:59 AM Subject: [pcductape] Re: win2k to XP and 98 network | The machines are connected via a switch. And currently they (the server and | the XP client) are communicating via static IP's. ICS will not work though | with static IP's, hence the need to use DHCP, which allows connection | sharing. | | Pam | | | A couple of questions. First, are you connected via a hub sharing a | dialup connection through the Win2K box? And second, why do you feel it | necessary to use DHCP? Why not just use static IPs? | | | Cheers! | Sandi | | | | What you describe is pretty much what I understand too, and is what I | tried | to accomplish. But it isn't doing what it's suppose to do. Was hoping | for | someone to be able to go over the settings with me and find what I'm | obviously not doing right. | Since the loss of ICS with the XP machine occurred when I changed nic's | in | the server machine I can only assume the problem is in my new setup on | the | new nic. | | As for the 98 box..... that's going to be a different kind of problem. | I think I need to make sure teh 2k box CAN network properly with the XP | box | before I tackle a box that has other problems too. | | But for tonight I gotta call it a night. Not back up to full speed yet. | | Thanks everyone for your input so far. | | Pam | | | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.