Hello, JohnBoy. I thank you for replying.
The problem does not seem to be equipment-related nor dependent upon OS version. I have been attempting this since I first obtained the cellmodem, more than two years ago. I have attempted it in Minime 08, 09, and 10; hardware-wise, I have attempted it upon several Asus 701-model EeePCs, an Acer TravelMate, a Compaq DeskPro ENS, a QDI Pentium-Pro system, and several Asus 440BX and 440ZX Slot-1 motherboards with various processors ranging from P2-350 to a Tualatin Cel-1300 in a 'slotket' adapter, using both straight and cross-wired and even ThinLAN coaxial cables (all of which were tested and known to be functional). I have tried RealTek cards, and Intel cards, and DEC 'Tulip' cards, and 3Com cards, and others (again, tested and known to function properly). Not once has ICS ever succeeded on any of these. In every instance, the result has been exactly the same as the fourth link you provided:http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,60145.0.html
The present test setup consists of two EeePCs: a 701SD running the current Minime 10 and utilising the cellmodem for the internet connection that I am posting this message on now, an original 701 running Minime 08, and a cross-wired cable connecting their respective eth0 ports together.
Is the ICS function in PCC broken? Or am I doing it wrong, somehow? What level of expertise is required?