Networking Windows 2000 to XP Pro - Need step by step
Posted on 2006-07-18
I've have just spent a couple of hours trying to sort out a customers network without success. He had already set up a network (although not working properly) between a Windows 2000 machine and an XP PRO.
The setup :
There is a dial up connection to the XP Pro via a 56k modem.
There is a Netgear hub connected to the XP Pro LAN socket via port one.
The 2000 computer is connected to port 2.
They want to share files and the second machine needs to access the Internet via the dial up.
A couple of questions :
The IP addresses of the machines are different in as much as they are something like 188.8.131.52 on the Pro machine and 184.108.40.206 on the 2000. Do the addresses need to be the same i.e up to the third group with the fourth being different.
Can I run the network setupo wizard on the pro and then use the xp disc on the 2000.
Can you tell me how to share the internet connection (dial up remember).
Can I clear out the previous attempt at setting up the network and start again or just start a new one.
Sorry about so many queries but i'm going round in circles with this one.