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Starting from the Control Panel, configuring ICS on the host system requires the following steps:

[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] -- The example that follows uses the Classic view of the Control Panel. Most Windows XP systems use the Category View by default. With the exception of the initial steps, everything performed on the Property pages is the same regardless of the initial view.

First, the locally logged-on administrator must highlight and right-click on the connection to enable ICS and call up the properties page. (In this demo, these steps will be performed on a Prodigy dial-up connection.)

In the ICS section of the properties page in the Advanced tab, select the "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection" checkbox.

Drop the spinner box and choose (there may be more than one) the available network segment and client systems you wish to allow to connect to the system.

This article was originally published on Feb 7, 2004
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