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networking XP and 2000
acfrynet Mar-09-02 10:17 PM
I am trying to network an XP machine and 2000 machine using a switch. Can I do this with a switch? If so, which is the proper way to do it.


1. RE: networking XP and 2000
lbyard Mar-11-02 03:42 PM
In response to message 0
Yes, you can network them with a switch. However, if you have a broadband Internet connection that you want to share, a router is better (http://duxcw.com/faq/ics/diffrout.htm).

I have not written articles on networking Windows 2000 and XP; however, ther is a lot info on the subject in this forum and in our FAQs. XP should detect most network adapters and automatically install the network. Win 2K may do the same, and has excellent help on the subject. Larry

2. RE: networking XP and 2000
acfrynet Mar-11-02 09:54 PM
In response to message 1
Thanks Larry for responding.
I do have broadband but i don't particulary care to share it, I just want to share files between the two. I figured a switch would do the job. But I am having a difficult time getting them to see each other on the network. I ran the networking wizard on the XP and created a network setup disk for me to install on the computer. I ran it on the other 2000 computer and it said that it couldn't install the setup because of incompatibility or something to that nature. Is there something simple that I am missing?


4. RE: networking XP and 2000
lbyard Mar-12-02 03:23 PM
In response to message 2
Yes, IP addresses--if it is a modem with an Ethernet interface and you are connecting it to the hub? Your service provider is only supplying one and that is for the Internet. If you had two of them, your traffic between PCs would go via the Internet. It is possible to assign two IPs to the same network adapter (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q156772), but I have not done it in a long time and I believe both have to be static. Installing IPX/SPX and removing TCP/IP on the computer not connected to the Internet, might fix it. Larry

5. RE: networking XP and 2000
Crash2100 Mar-18-02 12:19 PM
In response to message 4
All you have to do to create a second IP is to add another TCP/IP protocol in the network control panel.

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