XP ICS Client to W98 ICS Host


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Wendy

Facts: W98 Desktop, host of broadband internet access.
XP Laptop attempting to make ICS client. Went through
ICS install on W98, created floppy for client computer.
When attempting to install ICS client on XP laptop, it
refuses, saying its looking for 98 or 95 OS. Meanwhile,
the XP machine recognizes the link between it and the
modem connected to W98 desktop. Any recommendations? or
am I doomed to buy new software for the W98 machine?
Thanks.
 
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CheshireCat

Wendy said:
Facts: W98 Desktop, host of broadband internet access.
XP Laptop attempting to make ICS client. Went through
ICS install on W98, created floppy for client computer.
When attempting to install ICS client on XP laptop, it
refuses, saying its looking for 98 or 95 OS. Meanwhile,
the XP machine recognizes the link between it and the
modem connected to W98 desktop. Any recommendations? or
am I doomed to buy new software for the W98 machine?
Thanks.

You don't need to use a client disk on an XP machine. Just go through the
internet connection wizard and it sorts it for you.
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

"Wendy" said:
Facts: W98 Desktop, host of broadband internet access.
XP Laptop attempting to make ICS client. Went through
ICS install on W98, created floppy for client computer.
When attempting to install ICS client on XP laptop, it
refuses, saying its looking for 98 or 95 OS. Meanwhile,
the XP machine recognizes the link between it and the
modem connected to W98 desktop. Any recommendations? or
am I doomed to buy new software for the W98 machine?
Thanks.

The W98 floppy won't run on XP because XP didn't exist at the time
that W98 was released.

Configure XP using its own Network Setup Wizard, as shown here:

XP ICS - Client Setup Using the Network Setup Wizard
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/clientwiz.htm
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Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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