Connection Error Messages When You Use ICS with a FQDN

Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Connection Error Messages When You Use ICS with a FQDN
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When you are using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), you may receive any of the following connection-based error messages:

In Microsoft Internet Explorer

The Page Cannot be Displayed

In Microsoft Outlook Express
The Host could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly.

This issue can occur if you use a cable modem service that uses Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN) for the ICS client computers.
To resolve the issue, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Network, and then double-click the TCP/IP protocol bound to the Internal Adapter.
On the DNS Configuration tab, click Enable DNS.
In the Domain Suffix Search Order box, type the FQDN, and then click Add. For example, is the FQDN for the MSN e-mail server.
Click OK.
Click OK, and then restart the computer when you are prompted.

Delay in Assigning IP Addresses from an ICS Host Computer
When an Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) host computers starts and logs on to the network, client computers may experience a delay in receiving an IP address from the ICS host. Clients may receive the following error message:

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