This document contains information on installing, using, and troubleshooting Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on HP and Compaq computers with Windows XP.
For Windows 98 Second Edition (Windows 98 and prior versions are not capable), see the Microsoft support article How to Troubleshoot Internet Connection Sharing Problems (in English).
For Windows Me, see the Microsoft support article Description of Internet Connection Sharing (in English).
One way to share an Internet connection is to use a hardware router. When using ICS, you can share one Internet connection between two or more computers using the Windows XP software. Before installing or using ICS, contact your Internet service provider (ISP) or read your ISP's Terms and Conditions of Use policy to determine how you can share your connection.