Re: Networking two Windows machines

Ulrich G. Kliegis <Ulrich.Kliegis@...>

On 14 Sep 2003 at 16:08, Alan Sewards wrote:

Any ideas from those of you who have two-machine networks? Hardware is two
Athlon machines 1800 and 2400, Belkin hub (10/100 MHz Ethernet).
I am running a private network with various Windows machines,
ranging from 3.11 to XP home, all carrying their own IP address.

It is definitely possible to define a static IP address on a windows XP
machine. Just get rid of everything that is not IP in the network setup
(Windows tries to install a lot of other protocols). Then go to TCP/IP
properties, where you first will have to uncheck DHCP, then you can set
the various other parameters, like the machine's IP, the mask for it,
DNS address etc.

Of course, you have to set up the other machine correspondingly.

When connecting the two machines directly, without a hub or network
switch, make sure that you use a crossover cable, otherwise output
works on output, and the inputs are listening to each other. These
cables carry a printed crossover on them, mostly...

Good luck!



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