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w2k server/lan modem

By bfeltus ·
I have a windows 2000 network with active directory. The ip address for my server is 192.168.1.1, the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. My PCs have static ip addresses. I need to share an internet connection. I have a 3com 56K lan modem attached to a windows 2000 pro workstation not connected to my internal network. The lan modem dials the isp and works great. The ip address of the workstation is 192.168.1.3, the ip address of the lan modem is 192.168.1.49, the subnet mask for the lan modem is 255.255.255.0. The default gateway on the workstation attached to the lan modem is 192.168.1.49, the dns on the workstation is 192.168.1.49.

How do I get 10 windows 2000 pro workstations on my internal network share the lan modem for internet connection.The workstations have static ip addresses, the subnet is 255.255.255.0. The dns server is 192.168.1.1 (same as the server) I am confused about setting up the dns and gateway on the workstations. Do I connect the lan modem to a hub(using a crossover cable) for the other workstations? I also want the workstation connected to the lan modem to use the resources on the windows 2000 server.

Will not use the lan modem for dhcp. Will use static addresses for awhile. Would appreciate help from anyone that's had experience with 3com's lan modems in a windows environment with network already in place.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to w2k server/lan modem

The computers keep the addresses they have now, the gateway is the lanmodem's address (.49), the dns servers is also the lanmodem's address.

The lanmodem has a small hub on the back. It should have four lan ports and a crossover/uplink port. You plug a normal cable into the crossover
port and then into a normal lan port on your hub.

Their documentation is a little furry, but first try just pluging the lan modem into your hub. Go to a different computer, change the gateway and the dnsand try to get out on the internet. If the hub starts to dial, you're done.

HOWEVER, it looks like they may have changed the operating characteristics again and you may only be able to get 4 users, by plugging their network wires into the lanmodem instead of the hub and the lanmodem into the hub by its uplink port.
Its changed since the last time I installed one.

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by Pan 13 x In reply to w2k server/lan modem

install and configure ICS (internet connection sharing) on the computer that has the modem . you should not have to change any of your workstations configuration. The install is not standard for windows 2k but you can install it after installationand add this part to your work station.

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