ICS to share connection with Linux box (Can it be done?)

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Joe Murphy, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Joe Murphy

    Joe Murphy Guest

    Hi there. Bit of a noob question here so this may sound very naive...

    I have a home network using a Linksys wireless router. It's a flat
    192.168.1.x network with WAN connection to the Net via my ISP. All hosts are
    wireless and have static IP addresses.

    One of these computers is running an eval version of Windows Server 2003
    that I have for testing purposes. It has a wireless NIC and a wired NIC

    I also have a Linux box for which I simply cannot get a WNIC of any kind to
    work. So I thought maybe I could connect the Linux box to my W2K3 server via
    some cat-5 cable and, using ICS, voila. I would be able to browse with the
    Linux box through the server's connection.

    So I went into this blindly. Enabled Firewall/ICS on the server, but I do
    not see any ICS stuff in the properties of the NIC. Just a button for
    firewall. So I cannot figure out how, if at all, I can share out the

    The server does have AD installed and IIS, but aside from that it is pretty

    Thanks for any guidance here.

    Joe Murphy, Feb 22, 2007
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  2. Joe Murphy

    Bill Grant Guest

    You can't run ICS on a domain controller. You could run RRAS/NAT, but that
    is not recommended on a DC either. It causes all sorts of problems with name
    resolution and browsing.

    You could try using ICS on a workstation instead of on the server.
    Bill Grant, Feb 22, 2007
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  3. Joe Murphy

    Joe Murphy Guest

    Kinda thought a DC wouldn't allow for ICS. Thanks.

    I could go the workstation route, but I don't have an extra box lying around
    for that purpose. I think I'm better off tackling the wireless card on my
    Linux box.

    Thanks again,
    Joe Murphy, Feb 22, 2007
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