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Home network setup

Posted on 2005-04-25
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I had just my wireless modem installed on my Win XP Professional machine. Is there any way I could use that computer as a proxy and connect another Win 2000 Professional to it and connect to the Internet? If yes, how?

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MrAruba earned 252 total points
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this is a very good article on how to set up home network :


And how to set up internet connection sharing :

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pseudocyber earned 248 total points
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Yes ... you could do it, with ICS ... BUT ... your machine is NAKED on the Internet.  If you're not patched with the most up to date patches & service packs, you're probably already infected - unless you're running some decent firewall software such as Zone Alarm or at least Microsoft's builtin Internet Connection Firewall.

I would highly recommend spending an extra $75 or so and purchasing a Linksys (or equivalent) broadband router.  These will easily allow you to share and also provide your machines with some protection via Network Address Translation (NAT).

Additionally, the "main" machine wouldn't have to be on for a second machine to access the Internet.
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That is solid advice.  

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