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Networking Windows XP Computers

Hi,

I have 3 Windows XP SP2 Professional computers.  I want to connect them and use the modem which is connected to the main computer.

- Is there any special IP address that I have to give to the main computer
- Is there an article to show step by step procedure?

Thanks
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) will automatically assign the IP Address of 192.168.0.1 to the main computer (the ICS Host)

this article looks fairly detailed for what you are trying to do

http://www.geekgirls.com/windowsxp_home_network.htm
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
this one is a little more technical

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/ics.mspx


basically, get them all cabled and set up ICS on the host - xp is surprisingly smart and will pick up most if not all of it by iteself - including printers

also,  you must have a hub to do this - i have seen people try to split rj45 connections with no success

post back any problems or questions you have
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hhammashAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I have a hub, all computers are connected.  Two days ago my main PC was Win 2000 and everything was fine.  Yesterday I installed XP on the main computer from scratch.

With the computers connected to the hub,  which option of the wizard should I select on the main computer?  Is it the second one?

Thanks
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sciwriterCommented:
Set the one with the modem to do internet connection sharing (ICS) and windows firewall.  Set the others to connect to the first using ICS -- the initial ICS setup on the system with the modem will offer to make a disk -- do that, and run that disk in the other systems.  You will all be connected in less than 30 minutes.
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
http://www.petri.co.il/what's_network_setup_wizard_in_windows_xp.htm

this is a good guide for the wizard

i am assuing you are referring to this question


This Computer Connects Directly To The Internet - The Other Computers On My Network Connect To The Internet Through This Computer. Select this option if you’ve already set up the Internet connection on the computer. Click Next to continue.

This Computer Connects To The Internet Through Another Computer On My Network Or Through A Residential Gateway - If you use a router or residential gateway to manage shared Internet access, select this option and click Next to continue. If you use Internet Connection Sharing and you see this screen, stop and check your Internet connection. If ICS is properly set up, the wizard should display a different page of the wizard, as described at the end of this section.

Other - Select this option if your computer is connected to the Internet directly or through a hub, or if your network has no Internet access. If you choose this option and click Next, you will see the Other Internet Connection Methods page.


i would assume it is the first option
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hhammashAuthor Commented:
Hi all,

I did all that,  nothing worked.  I checked my network card and found that it was not properly installed.  It was not firm on the slot.  It was OK before,  this is why I did not suspect it at all.

Thank you for your suggestions which have been useful in fact.

hhammash
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