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Setting up Home Network Using HPNA

By annaquindlen ·
Hello everyone,

Please pardon if this question sounds rather rookie-ish but here's my problem:

I am trying to set up a network connection between my two home computers. I want to enable Internet Connection Sharing but I don't want to use a router (since that means spending extra $$$ and I read that the alternative to that is to use HPNA). My host computer is a rather new emachines build with windows xp home edition (sp2 installed) and a dsl connection. My client (?) is an older compaq presario running on windows 98 se with no internet connection (but has both ethernet and dial-up capabilities if need be).

I ran the XP Network Setup Wizard and quite truthfully, that didn't help me in the least bit on either of my two computers so I need a little help.

Any and all suggestions would be WARMLY and GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks in advance to all for your time!

Sincerely,

Anna

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by jasonn In reply to Setting up Home Network U ...

basically you need to set one network cable to each machine then dw about the internet connection wizard thats a piece of junk. just make sure that both mchines have static ip addresses because if you dont they will not resolve compatible ones as you have no dhcp sever. this is alot simpiler then hpna. its actually how i had my home network when i first started working with computers

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by annaquindlen In reply to

Thanks for your response! That somewhat helps me although I'm very new to this so I need a little bit more specificity when it comes to what exactly I'm going to be connecting the network cables to....I'm assuming that each end of the cable goes into the ethernet ports of each of the computers and that's fine but then the problem of what to do with the dsl modem comes up since my dsl modem is connected to my primary computer through its ethernet port (and it only has one since I don't have a router)......any work-around?

Thanks!

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by Andrew06 In reply to Setting up Home Network U ...

Connect the two with a crossover cable and make sure that the PC that is sharing the internet connection has a static IP of something like 192.168.1.1 and no preferred dns or dhcp servers.

Right click your connection for your modem and then set allow others to connect through this computers connection. Then you might want to setup more options like "Dial-Up when required" etc.

Then setup on the other machine to have an IP of 192.168.1.2 with dhcp and dns pointing to 192.168.1.1

It should automatically work but if it doesn't, you might want to run the Internet Sharing Wizard.

Hope that helped.

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by annaquindlen In reply to

Hello. Thank you as well for your response! This is somewhat more helpful to me although I'm rather stuck as I'm very new to networking and this is my first attempt to network anything. It is most certainly alot harder than I thought but I'm not discouraged. By the way, I downloaded this really cool proxy program from analog x but before I can use it, I need to figure out how to set up my network CORRECTLY. :-(

Also, I have DSL and I was planning on having that internet connection shared with my win98 computer and as far as I know, I won't be needing dial-up (unless that's what my soon-to-be hpna network connection will need).

Thanks and please feel free to provide me with any commentary and or help!

Much appreciated!

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by Andrew06 In reply to Setting up Home Network U ...

If you read what I wrote, and you have a crossover cable between the two PC's and set static IP's, xDSL will already be shared properly and it will be enable automatically. I feel that you rejecting my answer isn't fair.

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by annaquindlen In reply to

Hello and thank you for your help. I do apologize if it seemed as though I was devaluing your input. In truth, your advice was extremely helpful to me (along with everyone else's input).

Not to be silly but I've graduated and gone up the scale in terms of the complexity of my problems.

I finally decided to buy a wireless router + a Usb wireless adapter for the two computers that I have at home. Sadly, I had to take my wireless network down since the security wasn't tight enough despite my firewalls and encryption.....it drives me nuts!

Anyways, right now I am trying to figure out how to run both windows xp professional and ubuntu 5.10 on my main computer (the soon-to-be client) so that I can re-install my router.

I'm getting close to the solution!

:)

Many thanks to all who were willing to lend a helping "type" of advice.

Ta ta!

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by annaquindlen In reply to

Hello and thank you for your help. I do apologize if it seemed as though I was devaluing your input. In truth, your advice was extremely helpful to me (along with everyone else's input).

Not to be silly but I've graduated and gone up the scale in terms of the complexity of my problems.

I finally decided to buy a wireless router + a Usb wireless adapter for the two computers that I have at home. Sadly, I had to take my wireless network down since the security wasn't tight enough despite my firewalls and encryption.....it drives me nuts!

Anyways, right now I am trying to figure out how to run both windows xp professional and ubuntu 5.10 on my main computer (the soon-to-be client) so that I can re-install my router.

I'm getting close to the solution!

:)

Many thanks to all who were willing to lend a helping "type" of advice.

Ta ta!

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