Networking ICS from Win98 Standard client

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Henry, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Henry

    Henry Guest

    I have a new WinXP system and networked an old Win98
    system to it. I have AOL on the XP system and it (XP
    system) is already set up for ICS. How do I get my 98
    system to connect to the internet? Do I need ICS loaded
    on it (Win98 SE)??? Thanks in advance for any help...
    Henry, Jun 30, 2003
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  2. I'm sorry, but it isn't possible to share an AOL connection in Windows
    XP using Internet Connection Sharing. That's documented in this
    Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

    Internet Connection Sharing Clients Cannot Connect If Host Is Using an
    AOL Dial-Up Connection;en-us;321644

    Here's a free proxy server program that runs on Windows XP and can let
    other computers access the Internet through an AOL connection:

    AnalogX Proxy

    The other computers won't be able to log into AOL, because AOL only
    allows one screen name to log in at a time. They will be able to use
    other Internet programs, like Internet Explorer, email programs, news
    readers, etc.

    NOTE: To protect your network and prevent malicious use by Internet
    hackers, read and follow the suggestions in the following message that
    appears when you run AnalogX:

    WARNING - Proxy is currently running in an open state!

    The proxy server is currently running in an open state, which
    should only be used when you initially install the proxy server or
    if you are attempting to verify that everything is configured
    properly. Please read the security section of the documentation
    for information on how to secure the proxy once it is successfully
    configured - when it is running in a closed state this message will
    no longer appear. When the proxy is running in an open state, it
    is visible to other computers on the Internet and could potentially
    be used by spammers or other Internet users to mask their
    Best Wishes,
    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP

    Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
    for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
    addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Windows Networking

    Steve Winograd's Networking FAQ
    Steve Winograd, Jul 2, 2003
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