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How do I Assign IP addresses?
dbarwi1 Apr-03-01 05:52 AM
I am in the process of sharing an Internet connection between two networked PCs using a proxy/sharing software. However, it needs me to assign IP addresses on both of my TCP/IP Protocols. What exactly do I need to do? How do I set this up?

Thanks in advance.


1. RE: How do I Assign IP addresses?
lbyard Apr-03-01 01:47 PM
In response to message 0
It is done at Start, Settings, Control, Panel, Network, the Properties of the instance of the TCP/IP protocol bound to (associated with) the network adapter, IP Address Tab. They are known as static IP addresses. 192.168.0.1 is usually assigned to the computer with the Internet sharing software and 192.168.0.2, 192.168.0.3, etc. are usually assigned to the client computers. The subnet mask should be 255.255.255.0 on all of the computers. You will need to enable DNS (domain name service) in the DNS Configuration tab and enter the IP addresses of your ISPís (Internet Service Provider) DNS servers. Most ISPs have a primary and secondary DNS server and that info is usually provided in the paperwork the ISP sent you when you signed-up. It is also usually available on the ISPs web site. I do not like proxy servers. NATs (Network Address Translators) are easier to install. Discussion of other solutions starts at http://duxcw.com/faq/ics/waysshare.htm. Larry

2. RE: How do I Assign IP addresses?
dbarwi1 Apr-03-01 02:04 PM
In response to message 1
Will a NAT program work with Windows 98 (not SE)? If yes, could you recommend a good one to download. Is there a way to locate the DNS server on your computer? I cannot seem to locate it in any of the paperwork sent or on their web site.

Thanks for all your help.


3. RE: How do I Assign IP addresses?
lbyard Apr-03-01 02:15 PM
In response to message 2
Yes, check the link in my last post. If you can connect to the Internet, do so (obviously, you can). Then Start, Run, winipcfg, select the adapter connected to the Internet, and click More info. That should display the IP address of one of the DNS servers. Click the Ö button to the right to get the IP address of the other one. Larry

4. RE: How do I Assign IP addresses?
dbarwi1 Apr-03-01 02:43 PM
In response to message 3
When setting up the DNS server address, do I need to put the same primary and secondary addresses for my internet connection on both TCP/IP settings? Meaning, should they match on both sides of the network?

Thanks for your help.


5. RE: How do I Assign IP addresses?
lbyard Apr-03-01 03:53 PM
In response to message 4
Add them to the TCP/IP protocol bound to the adapter going to the Internet on the Host and the adapter going to the host on the client. Larry

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