Sharing an Internet Connection

If you have a home or small office network using Windows XP Professional, you can use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to connect all the computers on the network to the Internet with one connection, which saves you money on multiple connections. If you have a shared dial-up Internet connection no one is using, you can change settings to have the connection end automatically, or you can manually end the connection from your computer.

Share an Internet Connection


Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click Network Connections.


Right-click the Internet Connection icon, and then click Properties.


Click the Advanced tab.


Select the Allow Other Network Users To Connect Through This Computer's Internet Connection check box.


If you want this connection to dial automatically, select the Establish A Dial-up Connection Whenever A Computer On My Network Attempts To Access The Internet check box.


For a home network, select the adapter that connects you to the other networked computers.


Click OK.


See Also

See " Creating an Internet Connection " on page 114 for information on creating a new shared Internet connection using the New Connection Wizard.


End an Internet Connection


Double-click the Connection icon in the notification area on the taskbar.


Click Disconnect.

TIMESAVER Right-click the Connection icon in the notification area on the taskbar, and then click Disconnect.


Click Close.


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