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Sygate Home Network ICS

To use Sygate Home Network for internet sharing, set up the LAN first. You need two network cards in the gateway server computer and one network card in the others. See Windows 2000 Setup for details. Each computer should be able to copy files from the others on the LAN before installing Sygate. Of course, the client computers cannot access the Internet until Sygate is installed on the gateway. It is not necessary to install Sygate on the client computers. The client IP address for DNS server is the gateway IP. The client computers can have most any OS -- Win2000, WinNT, Win98, or Mac.

Also see -- Sygate Home Network, Overview, PDF Manual, Download

  1. Download Sygate Home Network or here
  2. Install Sygate on the gateway (server) computer from Administrator login by double-clicking the downloaded file
  3. If Sygate manager is not showing on screen, open from the icon in the system tray
  4. Click the Advanced button
  5. Click the Configuration button to get the Configuration dialog box for Win2000 and WinXP
  6. Set the options like the figure
  7. Click the Advanced button to get the Advanced Settings dialog box for Win2000 and WinXP
  8. Set the options like the figure
  9. Click the OK button
  10. Click the Configuration OK button
  11. Close the Manager dialog box
  12. If the gateway computer is not to be run as Administrator, disable the Sygate manager on startup and enable it with Scheduled Tasks as Administrator
    • Start Regedit
    • Go to HKLM,Software,Microsoft,Windows,CurrentVersion,Run
    • Double-click Sygate.exe
    • Disable Sygate startup by putting a semicolon in front of
    • OK
    • Close Regedit
    • Enable Sygate at system startup by opening Scheduled Tasks (in Control Panel)
    • Double-click Add Scheduled Task
    • Add the program Sygate Manager
    • Perform this task at system startup to run as Administrator
    • Include Administrator password
  13. Check the TCP/IP settings for each computer
  14. Do not enable Windows 2000 Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

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