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By Patrick Horn ·
I want to access the high speed Internet access at work with my laptop, but I don't want to log into our NT domain server to get to the Proxy server to get out. With windows 98, all you had to do was supply a windows network password, and you got access to the network. I want to do this with my XP Pro laptop, but do not want to take the time to setup a network connection in XP. Is there a way to set up my laptop to get to and through the Proxy server to the internet? When the laptop was running Win 98, all I had to do was supply a windows network password, never told it to log into the domain, told Internet Explorer to go through the Proxy, and I could get my e-mails and antivirus updates quick and easy. I also had access to my work machine to pull off CAD files. Is there a way to do this with Win XP Pro?

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by Frank-MW In reply to Signing into NT domain

Yes there is.
BUT
If your work's admin is smart, he probably restricted access to the Proxy. Thus, you have two options.

*Have your laptop added to the domain. No biggy, you can still logon locally and use that profile for your home configuration.(long live XP)
*If nothing changed and the proxy is not restricted, then install a dual boot for windows 98.

And, you'd better talk with your work's admin about your plan to use your laptop at work. he is the wrong person to p off.

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by Patrick Horn In reply to Signing into NT domain

Thanks, I'm actually the co-administrator and there are no restrictions to the proxy, only where it can go and what information it can pass. I kinda wanted to stay away from dual booting, because my Windows Update, or Norton Antivirus will not update XP if I'm in Win 98. It was just easier to plug in, update and unplug........Uh, Laziness...........

Thanks,
Pat

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by CG IT In reply to Signing into NT domain

Now a days with security getting tighter and tighter, I don't think you can bypass domain security with IE for internet access[like W98 did with proxy service].

If your wish is circumvent having to reconfiguring Network connections on a laptop used both at home and work [because is a pain] Windows XP does have an alternate IP address support feature just for that reason.

Mike Otey's "Awesome Windows XP Tips" in Windows & .NET magazine, April 2003 issue provides info on setting up an alternate IP address.

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by picturethat In reply to Signing into NT domain

Why not just install VMware and under XP run win98, you now have the best of both worlds and they run at the same time. And you have a two station network on your laptop.

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