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Newbie Networking Win2KPro

By rickj ·
Im finding networking very confusing. I have two computers on a Router all
hardware is installed and wires run
Win\2000 Pro one computer has a dial up to an IP that I would like shared.
I have only one protocol installed TCP/IP.
I would like touse Obtain IP automatically as I bring a laptop home once in
a while.

The way I have set up TCP for my NIC is this (On the computer with the
General Tap in properties
Obtain an IP address automatically
Obtain DNS server address automatically

Advance button and then
IP settings tab
IP Addresses is DHCP Enabled
Default Gateway (there is none)

nothing under DNS server addresses in order of use
Append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes (checked)
Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix (checked)
Register this connections addresses in DNS (checked)

nothing under WINS addresses in order of use
Enable LMHOSTS lookup (checked)
Use NetBIOS setting from the DHCP server (checked)

Options Tab
Optional settings
IP security
TCP/IP filtering

I have the same settings on the computer that does not have the dialup
When I click on Network Places and Computers near me it takes 45 seconds and
then the only computer that I see is mine
In Network Identification I have them both under Workgroup and each computer
is named

Is there anyone out there that has networked win2000 computers and has the
time to give me a hand


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Newbie Networking Win2KPro

by bohicam1 In reply to Newbie Networking Win2KPr ...

In "my network places" right click and choose properties. On your modem connection, right click as well and choose properties. One of the tabs on top should say "sharing" select that and check the box marked "enable internet connection sharing for this connection".
Once the laptop comes online and is connected to the hub, it should obtain an ip address from your desktop and if your desktop is connected at the time, it should just be a matter of opening IE on the laptop and you should be surfing.
Good luck!


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