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Simple 4 Person Network

By kimscomputing ·
I have an office with WinXP Pro on my (Server) and 3 other computers with WinMe and Win98. I have a netgear 4 port switch that hubs my dsl connection. I would like to setup static ip addresses so that file & printer sharing is faster. Any suggestions?

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by CG IT In reply to Simple 4 Person Network

umm don't think file and print sharing will be any faster but if you want to just turn off the DHCP server on the router use something like a IP for the clients subnet mask and the routers IP address as the default gateway. DNS will be your ISP DNS address. BiddaBing BiddaBoom & volia!

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by kimscomputing In reply to

The company has an 8 port switch not a router. The computer with xp pro has a usb sattellite modem providing the internet connection. The sattellite modem connection in the network connections tab has automatically find ip. which i am sure it probably needs. The nic card on the server computer has an ip address of I tried getting the nic to share the connection but it wanted to set the modem connection to but the modem wouldn't function properly. What is the best formula for the (2) WinMe computers to connect to the internet (automatic?) and the (1) Win98 computer for speed.

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by lcampbell In reply to Simple 4 Person Network

You set all your PC's to static IP addresses(private Class C range is a good choice), Just make sure that you point them to the external NIC's IP address and the ISP's DNS server addressess so you can route to the internet.
But, as previous poster stated, I doubt this will increase your file/printer share speed much (if at all)

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