Internet Connecting Sharing (ICS) and AOL



I Have my PC running WinXP as a host computer on my home network. My sons computer is the 'client computer hooked up to mine via the network hub. Printer and file sharing works fine.

I want my son to be able to use the internet on his pc, using my pc as the host computer dialled uo to the internet. I am using AOL.

When I follow the instruction to use Internet Connection Sharing and select the dial up that I want to share (AOL Dial-up - do not delete). I cannot do anything else that the ICS instructions tell me. For example with my AOL Dial Up selected (for sharing), when under Network Tasks I click Change Settings of this connetion nothing happens..I get no dialogue box !!. I should get an advanced tab, that allows me to allow other network users to connect through my internet connection etc etc.

Is it not possible to use ICS with AOL, or is there some other way ?

Any help will be greatfully recieved.

Thanks BritMan


Retired Mod
Political Access
3 Dec 2001
No, AOL cannot be used with ICS.


Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey EP! All good with me, applying for Microsoft MVP right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by coming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier!
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there!

Forum statistics

Latest member