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ICS

Internet Connection Sharing, pronounced as three letters. Most commonly used to refer to the ICS included with Windows from version 98a and upward. ICS is a method for connecting multiple computers in a LAN to the Internet through a single connection and a single IP address.

ICS uses NAT technologies to achieve this and works with most connection technologies, including DSL, cable, ISDN, dial-up and satellite. The device with the modem or broadband interface that establishes the connection to the Internet is called the ICS host, while the other devices that connect to the Internet via the network and the ICS host are called ICS clients. If the ICS host fails, then all of the ICS clients lose their Internet connection.

ICS is the most common method of sharing a connection with the Hughes DW4000 modems.

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