Home Network (3 Computers, 2 IP addresses + Proxy Stuff)
Posted on 2002-06-25
My ISP only gives me 2 IP addresses to access the internet, however, that shouldn't mean that a third computer cannot access the LAN should it?
I have an ADSL connection, have a proxy server setup on one machine, but only two computers can ever see each other on the network, the two with "Internet IP's". I've assigned the third computer, the one without net access, and ip of "10.0.0.1", but it can't access the network. Now, if I give that computer an internet IP, it can see the network...
Obviously, if the computers cannot see each other, one cannot act as a proxy to the next. I've tried pinging them from each other, and the two internet enabled computers can see each other, but the third can't see either of those two.
Here is my setup:
Comp#1 = P2000 w/ WinXP Pro & has Internet IP.
Comp #2 = P500 w/ WinXP Pro & has Internet IP, and will act as the Proxy Server.
Comp #3 = P120 w/ Win98 & has no internet acces & cannot see the network.
Any help? I've tried everything, but I'm no network guru by any stretch of the imagination.
What should the third computer have, and what should its ip settings be, if it needs to see the network?
If someone can help me, and eventually get the Proxy to work, I can dump a whole wack of points on you :).
But thanks most of all, for looking at my question.
Oh - one other thing, my "Comp#1", the one with a NET IP, and the one that isn't acting as proxy server, can't assign itself an IP address. I always have to add it manually, which can be a huge pain (have a dynamic IP). Anyone know why this would be? Even if I releaes the IPs on the other computers, it still assigns itself a "10.0.0.X" address. It says "assigned by DCHP", if that means anything...