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Networking Windows 2000 to XP Pro - Need step by step

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Hi,
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 169.192.137.8 on the Pro machine and 169.192.85.12 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.

Phil
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home networking setup
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/index.htm

setting up Internet Connection Sharing
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126/         "ICS host xp"
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307311     "ICS client 2K"




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by:PhilipLavis
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Thanks Friar Tuk, 'll try the Internet Connection using the system in the first link when I can establish the network and sharing between the two computers. Any ideas on my other questions i.e. can i start from scratch and set up a new network between the two using the 'set up new network' wizard and using the XP disc in the second machine (i.e. the Win 2000). If after enabling the internet share the IP is set to 168.192.1.0 do i need to make sure the other machine is 192.168.1. XX. Sorry if i am being dim but am confused as to the IP's I'm getting back with Ipconfig /all.

A step by step set up would be great. Not too techy if possible.

Thanks

Phil
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yes you can use the wizard (& resuse it to change the configuration), but it'll just automate what the first link instructs manually - the 1st link takes you thru 11 steps (click next at bottom or click link to next step) - window 2000 networking is basically the same as windows xp

using the xp wizard
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/networksetupwiz.htm

when setting up the ICS host it will have a default dhcp ip addr of 192.168.0.1 & it will assign any other computers an ip addr upon connection - or you can set up a manual ip addr for each other pc such as: 192.168.0.20 (but subnet must be 255.255.255.0 & gateway must be 192.168.0.1)
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to setup sharing see these

How To Share Files and Folders Over a Network for Workgroups
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301281&sd=tech             (2K)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx (XP)
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by:PhilipLavis
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Thanks again Friar Tuck,

So if I can be a pain and recap. There is already an attempt at a network(with file sharing) set up on the two machines which does not appear to be working. i.e. the first XP computer cannot see anything on the 2000 computer. The shared folders on the XP computer are shown in its own newtwork places as being shared. On the 2000 computer the 'computers near me icon' returns nothing if clicked.

Therefore if I start from scratch and use the XP network setup on the XP machine and then run the wizard from the xp disc on the 2000 machine they should be able to file share.

If I then make sure that I follow the instructions for setting up the dial up connection as in your first reply that should give the 2000 machine access to the internet.

Is that the right order.

As I say the IP addresses shown at present on the machines are totally different and nothing like 192.168.0.1.

Phil
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network setup wizard - ics server/host
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/networksetupwiz.htm
network setup wizard - ICS client
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/clientwiz.htm

to setup networking manually
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/index.htm

sharing files on your network
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301281&sd=tech   (2K)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx   (XP)

seting up ics host on xp then ics client on 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126/         "ICS host xp"
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307311     "ICS client 2K"


once you setup ics, your xp ics host will be 192.168.0.1 & the 2k ics client will be 192.168.0.??? (auto assigned by ics host dhcp service or you can set manual static ip provided you also set up the gateway as the ics host ip addr with the same subnet)
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Friar Tuck,

Thanks, up and working fine.

Phil
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glad you're up & running
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