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Win NT Server 4.0 IP Address stand alone

By Mark Holahan ·
I've installed Win NT 4.0 Server, as a stand alone server, to my personal notebook sans networking (I'm creating a development sandbox).

Now, I'd like to connect to the net to pull down SPs and need to enable networking so I can connect to my ISP.

I'm unsure what value to enter for my IP address. Should I just check DHCP assuming my ISP will provide an IP address? If not, how do you generate an IP address?

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by jsewell In reply to Win NT Server 4.0 IP Addr ...

put in any resevered address like 10.1.1.1.....

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by Mark Holahan In reply to Win NT Server 4.0 IP Addr ...

Will hard-coding an IP with a reserved value conflict with an ISP's DHCP server (assuming that's what they use)?

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by McKayTech In reply to Win NT Server 4.0 IP Addr ...

How will this server connect to your ISP? If it will be a dialup connection, it will almost certainly be DHCP on that particular connection. If it will be DSL or cable modem, it could be either DHCP or static.

However, if you have both a modem and a network LAN connection (i.e. to connect your personal notebook computer), they can each have different IP schemes (e.g. DHCP on the modem connection and a static IP on the network card). If you're not trying to do routing, and your internal network won't directly touch the Internet, you can use any IP address you want as long as the subnet mask is the same on both ends and the numbers you choose are part of the same subnet. So your server could be 192.168.1.1 and your notebook could be 192.168.1.2.


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by Mark Holahan In reply to Win NT Server 4.0 IP Addr ...

Paul,

Thanks for your response. To answer your question, my server will be connecting, @ this point, only to my ISP's network via modem. BTW, my NT server is my notebook.

So, if I understand you correctly, for now, since I'm just connecting tomy ISP's network via modem, I can configure TCP/IP on my notebook server to use the DHCP service.

And later, if I network my Win 98 PC to my Win NT Server notebook via NICs, I can have an independent configuration IP scheme. In which case, I'd use some arbitrarily created IP address ensuring that the subnet masks are the same on both ends.

Do I understand you correctly?

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by jsewell In reply to Win NT Server 4.0 IP Addr ...

Assign 10.1.1.1 to your nic so networking will install and you won't get dhcp messages evrytime you boot. when you dial in to your isp, you set "use dhcp" in you connection configuration. your dial up adapter will be assigned this ip address. No Conflicts... BTW you can assign multiple ip's to the same adapter (an NT box can act as a gateway)

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by Mark Holahan In reply to Win NT Server 4.0 IP Addr ...

Thanks very much.

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