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ip addresses
deerslayer Apr-30-00 05:03 PM
I have a question regarding my IP address. I have a 3 computer network using the dlink 910 system. The host pc is using win 98 se and 2000 in a dual boot.
Most online games allow you to play games directly by ip address. Since i have the network running, my ip for the host says From what I have read this is the # that windows gives everyone when you are networked. (static?)
To play online, I need the dynamic address my provider gave me when I dailed up (56k)
There are several web sites that tell me what my address is by going to them. I have tried the windows utility winipcfg , but that gives me the address i listed above. How can i find my dynamic address without going to web site?

1. RE: ip addresses
lbyard Apr-30-00 05:27 PM
In response to message 0
Try selecting the dial-up adapter or PPP adapter in winipcfg. ICS may have problems with games. You may want to download SyGate (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/sygate/sygate.htm) Larry

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deerslayer May-01-00 12:15 PM
In response to message 1
Thanks, I had forgot about looking for the ppp adapter.
I am not familiar with sysgate. I have a proxy server sofware called midpoint that came with the network kit. Have not tried that either.
I use 98 se and 2000 because one of the 2 clients has its own modem, therefore the host pc does not have to be turned on for it to dial up. If the host is turned on and has 2000 running you have the option in the network settings of having the client look for the host and using that modem or its own modem. not sure if you have this choice with sysgate. Also if the client pc with the modem is turned on and connected first, when the host pc is turned on, it boots the client off and dials up automatically for all 3 of the pc's to use if you choose it to function this way.
I looked further into this and found I could not ping the persons pc i was trying to connect to. After we both reconnected the problem went away.
2000 seems to be geared towards networking MUCH better than 98 se, and it sets the network up during the software installation. When 2000 me edition comes out i plan on doing away with 98se.

thanks again,

3. RE: ip addresses
lbyard May-01-00 02:19 PM
In response to message 2
SyGate is better than MidPoint Lite. It allows dialing alternate MODEMS and can be easily turned off or not installed at all selected clients. The full version of MidPoint looks like it has some nice features, but I've had more problems installing it on NT than SyGate and it is expensive. It is on my review list. Larry

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