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January 17, 2013, 9:20 am
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Has anyone here got a fairly recent Thinkpad with the Thinkvantage tools
that include "Access Connections" version 5.93, 5.97 or similar and
normally runs it via a wireless router?
If so, could you tell me if the machine is running Internet Connection
Sharing (ICS)? It's easy to see if you go into the "Network Connections"
part of Control Panel. If ICS is running it will say "sharing" or some
such word alongside the name of the router.
I've been trying to make my local network reliable and the one remaining
problem seems to be caused by ICS, which I can't stop without removing
the Thinkxxxx tools.
Re: Thinkpad networking
Thanks, Bob. I have just turned off the "Access Connections" part of the
tools for now. It looks to me, although I can't find anyone to confirm
or deny similar results, as if this ThinkVantage tool forces Internet
Connection Sharing on.
It also looks as though, in Windows 7, ICS on a wifi connected machine
left on 24/7 can cause the event log to have the error message "The DNS
proxy agent was unable to allocate 0 bytes of memory. This may indicate
that the system is low on virtual memory, or that the memory manager has
encountered an internal error." .
My local network does now seem to be much more solid since removing