Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)


Provides network address translation (NAT), addressing and name resolution services for all computers on your home network, so they can access the Internet through the shared network- or dial-up- connection.

This service is mainly intended for home networks, and it includes its own DNS- and DHCP-Server, and makes use of the NAT module. If on a corporate network with own DNS-, DHCP-, RASS-Server, then ICS might conflict with these. One should instead use Routing And Remote Access or ISA-Server for providing access to the Internet.

Related Setting up Internet Connection Sharing

More Info MS KB234815
More Info MS KB250603
More Info MS KB310563
More Info MS KB827328

  • Disabled, if not sharing your internet connection.
Default State:
  • Win8/Win7/Vista: Disabled.
  • Win2k: Manual.
Process Name:
  • None