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By jewelfordscott ·
I have a similar problem as another user, however, my laptop is the host in a home network. It connects directly to an ADSL broadband Internet connection. My other PC continues to register with a private address, and thus is unable to browse files or connect to the Internet through my laptop. I also was unable to configure the PC to be the host instead of the laptop. Both systems are running XP Home edition. Thank you for any help you can give.

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by CG IT In reply to Networking with XP

So, your question is, how do you setup a gateway computer for a SOHO [small office/home office]so that the other computer(s) can utilize a single internet connection??????

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by CG IT In reply to Networking with XP

and do you wish to share files and folders between them?

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by jewelfordscott In reply to Networking with XP

I have successfully set a host up before and other computers were able to access the files but I did not have the probable DNS issue of the address being a problem. I do want to share the Internet connection and I do want the files shared. I have double checked everything except I am unable to get the client machine to get an IP address that is not private.

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by quintar51 In reply to Networking with XP

You don't mention how you connect both machines together. Do you have a hub? router? cross over cable? Email me and let me know.

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by jewelfordscott In reply to Networking with XP

The two systems are connected using a fast ethernet conncetion. I contacted the ISP and I was advised that it does not support networking including small home networks. I understand that the ISP has to issue the IP address for the client machine, aswell as the host machine. Since submitting this question I have been able to reconfigure the PC to be the host, and it is working well. I am in the process of trying to configure the laptop to be the client as I originally wanted. I still want your comments as I am puzzled as to why I had no problem before and now I have. This is a learning phase, thanks.

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by mrjay67 In reply to Networking with XP

Unless I'm misunderstanding, the easiest way to share in this situation is to use a private address. The two options here are, to either use private or pay your provider for an extra IP address. It varies but some broadband providers usually leasejust one address or want you to get a business package to get extra addresses. Since from your post they said(as most do) they dont support a home netowrk(or the like), you're going to have to do it on your own with private addressing. You can usea crossover cable to connect between the 2 PCs or use a broadband router that makes it real easy.

If you use crossover you can use ICS to provide addressing and such to the client. You can also setup static address and do it all manually but you need to understand what you're doing.

If you use the router option you basicly just hook the cables in and your done. There is minor configuration issues for some providers but it all just depends.

Now on the other hand if your talking about using APIPA(or whatever the name is) that is used when there isn't a DHCP server or the like, that's a whole other ballgame and I dont recomend using it. Its not reliable enough for what you want to do. Stick with using 10., 192., or similar addresses.

Hope this helps some. This is very basic and just wanted to get you in the right direction.

Jason

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by joerie_b In reply to Networking with XP

i think you need to have a two NIC one NIC is connected to your ISP for your external IP address and the other one is for static ip address..

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