Network Productivity Group
... a computer consultancy
and large, we've been reluctant to recommend products in these tips.
However, if you've been struggling like we have to get Microsoft's
Internet Connection sharing to work you might want to try this one.
We installed Sygate's Home Connection network and it works!
Not only does it work but its installation routine did all the
configuration work for us! And
got it right!
installing the product on the "host"(the machine that actually
dials your Internet provider), you create a "client" floppy disk
for all the other machines on your network, take that to those machines
and run the program on the disk. Use
START>>RUN to navigate to the A: drive and run the program SGLAN.
initially experimenting with Sygate we were also doing some work for an
AOL client and found that Sygate worked with AOL as well as Internet
Explorer/Outlook Express. That
was something we could never get Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing to
downloaded an evaluation version of the software from www.sygate.com.
The evaluation period is 30 days.
We'll let you know if we buy it.
Be sure to explore their pricing before getting "hooked".
There is a home (dial up) and office (DSL) version and the
licensing is based on the number of users.
They also offer one year of "upgrade protection" (if a
new version comes out, you get it free).
you decide to try it, we'd love to hear your feedback and whether you
decide to buy.
Telephone US (562) 930-1343- Fax (562) 439-7174