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Network internet sharing?

By Richo7 ยท 4 replies
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. 192.168.1.254 (or use default)
    Subnetmask: 255.255.255.0
    DHCP-server: disable

    Router: Some System-settings (depending on your router)
    Optional SNTP (time): e.g. 194.35.252.7 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

    PC-Settings
    Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
    Use the following IP address: 192.168.1.101 (102, 103 etc.)
    Subnetmask: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254 (IP-address from your Router)
    Use DNS Server address: 192.168.1.254 (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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