Trying to set up a home network

By maxglover1989
Apr 28, 2008
  1. hello,
    iv been trying to set up a home network for ages now, iv never don this before and im using one laptop with xp home and my desktop is a vista home premium. could someone please help me, they are connected to a router via ethernet cable, any help would be much appreciated
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    first the wiring;
    modem---(wan-side)-router-(lan-side) ---- your systems
    each system needs to use DHCP to acquire TCP setup from the router.

    use CP->Network Connections->Lan Connection
    right-click->properties; pull down to Tcp/Ip and then click Properties Button
    set DHCP for IP and DNS; click ok, ok

    if working correctly, run->cmd and enter IPCONFIG /ALL
    you will get Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    IP address
    Gateway address
    subnet mask
    MAC address
    DNS Addresses​
    at this point, the system can use a browser and your email

    Print/File sharing is then configured if necessary
  3. maxglover1989

    maxglover1989 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    could someone please write that in english
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,475   +126

    1. Make sure you get the patch for XP PC from Microsoft:

    That patch above is for XP box where a Vista box is present so the Vista box can see the XP box.

    What else do you need help with. Joebeard is good at this stuff as we all here is. Just ask away...
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