Go to Start/settings/control
panel/ 'add/remove programs' and click on the 'windows setup' tab. Double click
the communications icon, then check the 'internet connection sharing' box. Press
ok twice. The ICS 'home networking wizard' will launch in a few
Hit 'next' to get to the second screen,
then select the 'a direct connection to my ISP using the following device'
option, and choose the network adaptor you use to connect to your DSL or cable modem.
Select 'yes' for Internet sharing to be enabled, and
choose the network adaptor that connects to your home network. You will be
prompted to create a startup disk to configure your client computers. You can
skip this, as you have already done it. Hit 'no, do not create a home networking
Click 'finish.' That's all.
Your gateway computer should
have a new IP address of 192.168.0.1 and be giving out addresses in the
192.168.0.xxx range. Wait 5 minutes or so, or reboot the other systems in your
network to test the connection sharing.
Hopefully you found this article useful in figuring out the mechanics
of Internet sharing on your home network, and hopefully you learned something more about the
networking of computers at the same time. Now that your home is fully set up for Internet
access, it's time to sell the TV. :)