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NAT IP ICS

howdo,
I have Internet connection sharing on my Win98.
With 2 PCs LAN'd up.

Does anyone know how I find the exact IP of the second PC. Im playing online games, and when I use the IP of my computer from ipconfig from the command prompt, The person trying to connect to my computer from somewhere else in the world to my IP cannot find it.

If I could give them the exact port, that ICS automatically NAT's too, I think it would connect.

Maybe, anyone get it? any help?
Am I talking rubbish?

aku beg
Monday, February 16, 2004

Only the computer connected directly to your Internet connection has a Internet-routable IP address.  The addresses of the computers on your LAN are internal only.

Almost Anonymous
Monday, February 16, 2004

in which case, you have to have Windows NAT forward any data received on the incoming port for the game, to your game playing computer.

Elephant
Monday, February 16, 2004

is windows NAT some software ?
Only thing I could find was this thing called ICS configerator or something icscfginst.exe, which apparently gives you a port number  pointing to your second computer.

Anyway.. why am i being told stuff which ive explained I already know.. im asking for a solution.. but thanks anyway.. man...

aku beg
Monday, February 16, 2004

"why am i being told stuff which ive explained I already know."

You didn't explain that you already knew it well enough!

Ok, so you know you need some kind of port forwording from your Net-connected machine to your internal machine.  I actually have no idea how this is done in Windows (I use Linux as my Firewall/NAT machine) but if you've found something that sounds like it does that then just give it a try.  For games, you'll likely need to forward both TCP and UDP packets.

Almost Anonymous
Tuesday, February 17, 2004

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