RE: Upgrade from 98 to XP (and "network slang")

Subject: RE: Upgrade from 98 to XP (and "network slang")
From: "Steve Hudson" <cruddy -at- optushome -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 08:35:59 +1100

What I did:

Machine 1: XP

Two NICs - one is my external IP which is dynamically allocated by my cable
ISP.
The other has a hard set IP number for my internal network. (127.0.0.1 is a
local loopback address, a whole different kettle of fish.) The IP on this
card is set to 192.168.0.1. It goes via my switch to the 2nd computer

It has a NIC labelled IP 192.168.0.10

Thus they are both on the same sub-domain (192.168 = internal) and
addressable via a submask of 255.255.0.0 (we need to only really take note
of the last two numbers, my external domain is not 0.*)

IP Settings are achieved via Settings > Control > Network and selecting the
relevant adapter. I highly recommend labelling one LAN and one WAN. You must
have the TCP/IP protocol bound the the adapter, and once you have it there
you can alter its Properties.

Then, as per the help file:

Open Network Connections.
Click the dial-up, local area network, PPPoE, or VPN connection you want to
share, and then, under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this
connection.
On the Advanced tab, select the Allow other network users to connect through
this computer's Internet connection check box.
If you want this connection to dial automatically when another computer on
your home or small office network attempts to access external resources,
select the Establish a dial-up connection whenever a computer on my network
attempts to access the Internet check box.
If you want other network users to enable or disable the shared Internet
connection, select the Allow other network users to control or disable the
shared Internet connection check box.
Under Internet Connection Sharing, in Home networking connection, select any
adapter that connects the computer sharing its Internet connection to the
other computers on your network.

Just to be on the safe side, I also created a dummy user account on the XP
machine for the general purpose user id on the other.

Sorry about the previous terseness.


Steve Hudson, Word Heretic
HDK List MVP
Word help and tools: heretic -at- tdfa -dot- com


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