I used to use Wingate and always got ping timeouts even though most other
things seemed to work. When I switched to SyGate pinging started working
and the required level of internet insider knowledge went way way down.
>I have only 2 PC's, connected with 3-Com Ethernet cards and (I think)
>twisted pair cable. This LAN works fine for File and Printer Sharing
>(Win'98 OS). I want both machines to be able to share a modem for internet
>access. (Dial up to ISP on standard phone line). The modem and Internet
>Explorer 4 and MS Outlook Express all work fine on the Host machine, no
>I have just installed Wingate (lite), read all the on-line help, and have
>it to the letter, checked and re-checked all the settings, but I find that
>the Wingate host gets a "time out" response when pinging the client (though
>it pings my ISP OK). The client gets an "unsuccessful" response when
>pinging the host.
>I have enabled DNS on the host, and have configured the TCP/IP settings for
>both host and client, all according to the Wingate doco. I have configured
>Internet Explorer 4 and MS Outlook Express on the client, first using
>Wingate's supplied wizard, and, when that didn't work, checking and
>adjusting according to the step-by-step instructions in Wingate doco.
>Can anyone suggest where the problem is likely to be? Does it sound like
>the DNS is wrong? Or TCP/IP settings on host, or client? I think probably
>the latter, but what do I know?
>We also had IPX protocol on both machines already, and I have not disabled
>this. I added NetBEUI, just in case this was the missing link. Could
>additional protocols be the problem?
>If anyone is kind enough to help, please e-mail me and I can send you a
>doc, where I have recorded the precise settings on both machines, if that