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(after installing ICS with AOL as the ISP - Win95/98)
This is a known problem with the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service, and Microsoft has provided support articles Q241344
concerning this problem. It may apply to you if have:
- Windows 98 Second Edition (Win98 SE)
- Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) utility installed
- America Online (AOL) as your Internet Service Provider (ISP), only.
Causation & Fix
The problem occurs if ICS is installed when both AOL & Dial-Up Networking are installed, as TCP/IP (shared) will bind by default to the Dial-Up Adapter rather than to the AOL Adapter. This means that you either:
abandon any other ISP's that you may be using, or
One or the other.
abandon AOL, or
The fix is to:
remove the Dial-up Adapter
then reinstall ICS & ensure that TCP/IP (Shared) is now bound to the AOL Adapter. It is not possible to reinstall the Dial-Up Adapter.
In the support articles (above) that I've read Microsoft says to do this from Network Neighbourhood
. However, I'm sure that this is a mistake, & that it should read Network