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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Sharing Your Internet Connections

Windows XP supports the following types of Internet sharing:

  • Internet Connection Sharing

  • Sharing via a router and hub or router and switch

  • Sharing via third-party gateway or proxy server software such as Ositis WinProxy, Sygate Home Network, or Deerfield WinGate

Both Internet Connection Sharing and sharing via a router with a switch or a hub are easy to implement with Windows XP's default TCP/IP configuration, because both of these normally use dynamic IP addresses.

→ To learn more about installing network hardware for Internet sharing, seeBuilding Your Own Network,” p. 637.

Configuring and Using Internet Connection Sharing

To use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) with Windows XP, you need the following:

  • A connection ...

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