The Companion to
Internet Connection Sharing
Enhance your Internet experience
on your small office or home network with Internet Connection Sharing
installed and enabled. Check it out...
Protects Your Internet Connection
what Internet Connection Sharing is like without ICS
When you use Microsoft®
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) with ICS Companion, you are protected
from the scenarios listed above! Each user signals when they want to use
the Internet, and when they’re done. When no users remain that are
using the Internet, then the ICS Companion Server will disconnect your
modem from your ISP! No hassles! No going downstairs to turn it on or
off, no need to worry about annoying automatic connections or
Also, every computer with
ICS Companion installed will see the same "modem status
lights" so they can see how much data is being sent and received
between your local office or home network and the Internet.
ICS Companion can also prevent
your Internet Service Provider from disconnecting you for inactivity
(idling)! Scenario: You’re downloading the latest version of your
favorite computer game. While it’s downloading, you’re playing
online Backgammon with your cousin Leela, who’s out of town on a
business trip. It’s you’re turn, but you have to use the restroom.
You make a break for the toilet, and while there, the download
completes, it’s still your turn, and there’s no activity
while you sit on the toilet. Boom… your Internet Service Provider
disconnects you for being idle, and you’re Backgammon game is hosed.
OK, maybe you don’t like Backgammon, or don’t have a cousin Leela,
but I think you get the idea.
And that’s not all!
ICS Companion can also warn you if your Internet Service Provider has a
daily time limit and you’re running out of time! It can even
disconnect you if there’s very little time left to preserve your
access for the day! Worried about being automatically disconnected
during an important Internet activity? (Yes, Quake counts!) ICS
Companion can warn all computers using the shared Internet connection
that it’s going to disconnect you soon, giving anyone the opportunity
to override the disconnection!
1.0 System Requirements
Pentium; 200Mhz Pentium or higher recommended.
- 32MB RAM for
Windows 95/98; 64MB RAM for Windows NT4 & ME; 128MB RAM for
- Windows 98SE
OR Windows 2K (For Server)
- Windows 95,
98, NT 4.0 SP3, or 2K (For Client)