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Trying to network - what am I doing wrong?
borderline Feb-21-02 10:36 PM
I have two computers on dial up.
Both are Windows 98 SE

In IE 6: tools/internet options/connections

host: dial whenever a conenction is not present
lan settings: automatically detect settings, Use proxy server 192.168.05 port 9090 advanced: http: 192.168.0.5 (use the same ...)

slave: (no modems, so no settings) automatically detect settings, use a proxy server, 192.168.0.5 (figuring host is the proxy) which is the same IP found in advanced.
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In network neighborhood (rightclick, properties/hightlight TCP/IP
Network card/properties) specify 192.168.0.3 / 255.255.255.0 dns

host: ID Aptiva workgroup MSHOME - CONFIGURATION: 3@TCP/IP, 1@NETBUI -
IP: 192.168.0.5, 255.255.255.0

slave: ID: CTX workgroup MSHOME CONFIGURATION: 2@TCP/IP IP: 192.168.0.3 255.255.255.0 - DNS configuration: Aptiva (name of the host computer) domain (MSHOME) no gateway, bindiongs to client for Microsoft networks, file and printer sharing.

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What is wrong? I try to get a web page on slave and all I get is DNS error.

ALSO, I bought a switch yesterday and I read ONCE that my ISP may double charge me if I use my duil up through a switch. Is this true?


Sandy AIM: SANDY 8771



1. RE: Trying to network - what am I doing wrong?
lbyard Feb-22-02 01:35 AM
In response to message 0
>What is wrong?

1. Proxy. Shouldn't have any boxes checked in the message box where you have that one checked (http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se/client.htm).

2. Assigning the client (Slave) a static IP address. It should get its IP automatically from the ICS host ICS DHCP server. If the client is assigned a static IP, the DHCP server has to be disabled (http://duxcw.com/faq/ics/icsconfig.htm) or configured not to conflict with it. After changing, reboot both computers, starting with the host. On the client Start, Run, enter winipcfg, select the network adapter, and release and renew the IP lease. You should see it change.

>ALSO, I bought a switch yesterday and I read ONCE that my ISP may double charge me if I use my duil up through a switch. Is this true?

You can't run a dial-up through a switch; you can network two (or more) computers with the switch (or a crossover cable: http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/intro.htm) and share a MODEM via the ICS host. I doubt your service provider will charge more to share the connection. Many people are doing it. Check the service providerís web site for fair use policy. Larry


2. RE: Trying to network - what am I doing wrong?
borderline Feb-22-02 05:51 PM
In response to message 1

Larry,

>1. Proxy. Shouldn't have any boxes checked in the message
>box where you have that one checked
>(http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se/client.htm).
On the client Start, Run, enter
>winipcfg, select the network adapter, and release and renew
>the IP lease. You should see it change.


I am using Windows XP and when I type in run: winipcfg it says windows cannot find.....

It also put a strange IP in automatically which I can't see how to change. This XP is like a new language. Maybe I need to go back to 98 so I can maniulate it.

Sandy


3. RE: Trying to network - what am I doing wrong?
lbyard Feb-23-02 11:31 AM
In response to message 2
>I have two computers on dial up.
Both are Windows 98 SE

>I am using Windows XP

That's nice to know. Run...

C:\>icpconfig /?

...from a DOS window. Larry


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