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    DHCP would have fixed this but I'm not all that familair with it myself.

    Sorry people for not replying to your messages, I've had computer problems...

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    /DHCP would have fixed this but I'm not all that familair with it myself./

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    DHCP is enabled by default for TCP/IP network on XP Pro(Havn't used home)

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    Here's my situation.....My roommate and I both have computers and are hooked up to Roadrunner cable internet....Originally I tried to network our computers and share internet connection....But I couldn;t get it for some reason....At the time I had WIN98SE and so did he.... I ended up hooking the cable modem into a router, and the router into a switch...and the computers are both in the switch....(it;s a 2 port (1 in, 1 out) router and a 5 port switch...noth linksys)

    So thats how we shared internet, but we do not have a network.....I want a network though.....

    I am currently running Windows XP Prof. but my friend still has 98SE (many of his programs are not compatable with XP).
    I have a Dual PIII 1000MHz CPU, 512mb Ram, geforce 3 Ti 500 (soon to be Geforce 4 4600 !!!!), and major cooling :)...as well as many case mods......

    anyway, I want to know if I can network these computers easily with the hardware I currently have, and how I would do that....If there's a quick way to explain the whole thing that would be great....I am very up to date on all computer language (its what I'm going to school for) so that may save explaining time, given I know what I'm doing......It's just I haven't done any networking yet and don't know exactly what I'm doing :)......Thanks, Josh

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    hi. liked the article, very thorough.

    I just setup my first network and i cant get my second computer to connect to quake 3 online through the gateway computer.
    the gateway is running XP and the second one is running 98. To get the second one to connect to the internet I used a proxy program (from analogX). I'm prettty sure all of the settings are correct, and im not having any other problems. Any help would be appreciated. :confused:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    DHCP is enabled by default for TCP/IP network on XP Pro(Havn't used home)
    DHCP is enabled, but to make proper use of DHCP, you need a DHCP server, which computers without static IP addresses look for when they boot up. If a server is available, the computer will be given an IP address from the server. If there is no server, and there is no static address, then Windows will allocate a default IP address to the network connection. This used to be something along the lines of 168.?.?.? (from memory, could be wrong).

    So yes, WinXP does have DHCP support, but it's not much good with a DHCP server on the same network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjzimm
    Here's my situation.....My roommate and I both have computers and are hooked up to Roadrunner cable internet....Originally I tried to network our computers and share internet connection....But I couldn;t get it for some reason....At the time I had WIN98SE and so did he.... I ended up hooking the cable modem into a router, and the router into a switch...and the computers are both in the switch....(it;s a 2 port (1 in, 1 out) router and a 5 port switch...noth linksys)

    So thats how we shared internet, but we do not have a network.....I want a network though.....


    anyway, I want to know if I can network these computers easily with the hardware I currently have, and how I would do that....If there's a quick way to explain the whole thing that would be great....I am very up to date on all computer language (its what I'm going to school for) so that may save explaining time, given I know what I'm doing......It's just I haven't done any networking yet and don't know exactly what I'm doing :)......Thanks, Josh
    Ummm.. If you have two computers hooked up via a switch and they can both access the Internet, then you HAVE a network already dude.. :)

    I'm not quite sure what your idea of a network is, but you've got one set up already.

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    no, we can't share files or even see each others computer....we have the ip split with this setup....I've messed around with sharing settings too and still dont get anything...

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    you have the IP split? well, your computer language has got me there.. I got no idea what you are on about...

    If you have a look at the IP addresses on the two computers and the router, they should all start off with the three same numbers... ie: 192.168.0.?? (could be different... not important at the moment).. One way to test the two computers is to 'ping' the other. This can be done by going to a DOS command prompt (Run - command in 98, Run - cmd in XP) and then typing 'ping ???.???.???.???', where the question marks represent the IP address of the PC you want to ping. Example:

    Computer 1 IP: 192.168.0.2
    Computer 2 IP: 192.168.0.3

    On computer 1, type 'ping 192.168.0.3'... you'll either get a result showing on screen, or it will say 'Request timed out'... Chances are you'll get a result though...

    All that going well, you should be set for the next part. With the two computers, if you go into the network settings, you should be able to activate File and Printer Sharing. It also helps if both computers are part of the same workgroup, but it's not necessary.

    After you activate F&P sharing, share a folder on your computer by right clicking, and going to the sharing option.. Then, from the other computer, see if you can access it via Network Neighbourhood / My Network Places...

    Hope that all made sense...

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    my question is this:-
    as the built in XP firewall is so crap how do i go about getting ICS to work with a real firewall program, Ie Sygate Personal Firewall.
    whenever i have sygate runing i cannot get the 2nd machine to access the internet at all and i have tried all the settings i can find but nothing works, there MUST be a way to do it surely???
    file sharing via TCP/IP works ok still but anything other than that falls over, ie Morpheus, NAV antivirus update, web browsing etc.

    any ideas???
    thanks

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    oh yeah, anyone that can help me , please feel free to email me... :-)

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    Don't really know much about firewalls, but try this:

    Disable the firewall and set up the connection.. Make sure you can get through BEFORE the firewall is set up.. No point trying if you can't connect properly to begin with.

    Then, within the firewall somewhere, there should be places where you can set restrictions and also set trusted IP addresses or something to allow the traffic to flow..

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