WIN XP setting up DHCP

By The_Maestro · 6 replies
Feb 24, 2006
  1. How do I set up a windows XP machine to run as a DHCP server, any help will be greatly appreciated

  2. peepnklown

    peepnklown TS Rookie Posts: 126

    ICS Internet Connection Sharing
  3. The_Maestro

    The_Maestro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    ICS is not a true DHCP server, I need to set up a DHCP server to run on a second network card with the permanent internet connection on the first network card.
  4. peepnklown

    peepnklown TS Rookie Posts: 126

    Define “true” DHCP server.
    I know Windows 2003 (2000) server come with a DHCP server function.
    You might need 3rd party software to help you with Windows XP like DHCP Turbo, or Vicomsoft DHCP Server.
    If someone else knows of something hopefully they will post.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Yes, the closest thing available "out of the box" for Windows XP Pro & Home is ICS. You can always use something like WinRoute & only use the DHCP functions.
  6. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    what's the function of "DHCP Server" going to be? ICS? or what?
  7. ru_ready

    ru_ready TS Rookie Posts: 22


    this might help you if i understand correctly what you are trying to do. Go to command promp, type in ipconfig /all ... check your ip's and use those numbers as your incoming domain/ if you are sending the signal out of the outgoing card to a hub/router you will need to configure the router to run on your own private network... 192.168.10.XXX... a hub will not need to be programmed as it will just pass the ip's thru to the right machine that has the card hard coded.

    card 1 - (incoming)

    ip - 605.559.55.620 << example your isp/ip
    DF G- 605.559.55.625

    dns 605.559.55.XXX

    card 2 (out-going to other machines)

    ip -
    DF G- 605.559.55.620

    DNS 605.559.55.620

    card on next machine

    DF G -


    next machine etc

    DF G

    am i on the right path for what you need?

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