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Network internet sharing?

By Richo7
Oct 26, 2004
  1. hi there, im new to this site and dont know whether im posting this in the right Forum.. but yea im having problems with a network that i just set up.
    They are both Windows XP Home edition PC's and i want the host computer to supply the connection to the other computer but whenever i use the wizard to set it up it always says that there was a problem and that you can set it up manually but i dont have a clue and all the windows help doesnt help me either...
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Welcome to TechSpot

    A few basic setups when networking:

    Router-setup WAN:
    Protocol: Fixed IP
    IP-address, Subnetmask and default Gateway: as per ISP-information
    DNS-servers: as per ISP-information
    Enable NAT

    Router-setup LAN:
    IP-address: set to e.g. (or use default)
    DHCP-server: disable

    Router: Some System-settings (depending on your router)
    Optional SNTP (time): e.g. for UK/Ireland (GMT)
    uPnP: disable
    Dynamic routing: disable
    Remote config: disable
    Dynamic DNS: disable
    Firewall: Block hacker attack: enable
    Firewall: Block WAN request: enable
    VPN: disable all settings unless you need it

    Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
    Use the following IP address: (102, 103 etc.)
    Default Gateway: (IP-address from your Router)
    Use DNS Server address: (IP-address from your Router)
    Second DNS: leave blank or put in first DNS-server from WAN-part in Router

    Enable File/Printer sharing if you wish (works only within local network)
    Check individual printer(s) that they are shared as well (in printer-settings)

    And make sure all your PCs are in the same WORKGROUP.

    If software firewall installed, enable the other PCs IP-address(es)
  3. Richo7

    Richo7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    aahh it's just a dial up connection that i want to share... and im not entirely sure where to find all them settings as yea im pretty sure i dont have a router and my computers are just connected with a cat5e crossover cord
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  5. lonelone

    lonelone TS Rookie

    just advice

    i would like you to try with win rout software which have so many function for network sharing eg. NAT, DHCP, DNS and other server options and proxy.... I am new here so it's the first time i give advice .....

    I apologize you if my advice give you wrong way.....
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