On 27 July 2010 08:22, Cameron Rangeley
Yes easier because ICS breaks easily and has no
visibility of the configuration. At least with a simple proxy or router arrangement you
know what is happening and can troubleshoot faults.
My experience with ICS has been nothing but bad!
My (very limited) experience with ICS has been nothing but good. It's
trivially easy to switch on with no real knowledge of networking
required to make it work. It works quite reliably, as long as nobody
adds any kind of third-party firewall on the Windows machine without
knowing what they're doing. It uses DHCP and NAT so you don't have to
do any configuration to add another machine to the network. It's a
rare example IMHO of Microsoft doing something reasonably well.
If you feel like explaining how to set up static IPs and netmasks and
routing and reconfigure the browser to use a proxy, go right ahead.
But in my opinion ICS is the easiest answer and I'm pretty sure we're
only one rogue DHCP server away from having it working.