Top Internet Connection Sharing Software Packages for Home
Combining the functionality of a proxy server and a firewall, these products provide safer connection sharing for a home network at a more affordable price than alternatives.
ICS - A Definition
Microsoft integrates its Internet Connection Sharing software with the Windows operating system.
FAQ #1 - Does Windows 95 Support ICS?
Does Windows 95 support the ICS feature that comes with later versions of Microsoft operating systems? One of many interesting questions and answers from the Computer Networking Tips and Tricks Archive.
Setting up Internet Connection Sharing
This page documents the complete process for working with ICS in Windows 98 Second Edition, including host and client setup, cabling decisions, testing, and more.
Sharing Ethernet + Dial-Up Adapter Internet Connection
This page includes many graphics to illustrate the process of sharing a Net connection using Ethernet and Windows.
Description of Internet Connection Sharing
Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q234815 describes the components of ICS and the setup procedure.
Internet Connection Sharing Page
Microsoft's ICS page covers related downloads, how-to articles, FAQs, and error and troubleshooting information.
Frequently Asked Questions - Internet Connection Sharing
Install file and printer sharing, use ICS with AOL, and fix a few basic errors with ICS.
ICS Does Not Automatically Dial an Internet Connection
Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to configure network clients to automatically cause the ICS server to dial the Net connection.
ICS Requires Two Network Adapters on the Host Computer
Whether using a dial-up, DSL, or AOL connection, two network adapters must be installed on the ICS host computer (Knowledge Base article Q265728).
Slow Transfer Rates with ICS and High-Bandwidth Devices
The following Registry tweak can significantly improve the performance of ICS in some situations (Knowledge Base article Q230116).
Internet Connection Sharing with Windows 98 (Part 1)
The author tells the story of his positive experience with installing Win98 SE ICS "out of the box."
Internet Connection Sharing with Windows 98 (Part 2)
The author follows-up his initial discussion of ICS to include some of the potential problems one can face with the technology.
Win98 Internet Connection Sharing
This article walks step-by-step through the process of configuring ICS.
Sygate® Home Network
This product supports sharing of both traditional dial-up and broadband connections, and it includes a built-in firewall.
"WinGate was the first Windows based Internet sharing solution available on the market!" It combines features of proxy servers and NAT.