Want to network 3 W2K and 2 XP machines...?
Posted on 2004-03-27
I'm running 3 Windows 2000 Pro and 2 Windows XP machines in a small office. They all have online access through a cable router. I want to be able to use file/print sharing and need a few pointers.
I know I need to:
1) Assign unique computer names under the same workgroup but one W2K machine will not allow me to name the workgroup despite full administrator access....? I read something about "installing networking"....? So far the following are installed:
Client for Microsoft Networking (isn't this the networking I need?)
QoS Packet Scheduler
File and Print sharing for Microsoft Networks
NWLink IPX/SPX/netbios compatible transport protocol
Seems like those should more than accomplish what I need.
2) Despite the fact that they are somewhat networked already, do I still need to assign unique IPs (192.168.0.*)?
3) If so, do I need to create a new/seperate network connection to accomplish this since they now obtain IPs automatically?
Those are the basic points I'm stuck on. If I missed anything else please advise. Thanks to all.