Network Setup

Posted on 2009-12-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hey i would like to setup network setup between my 2 notebook by internet which is wifi connected. what are steps to setup one as server and client
Question by:hussainkhan22
    LVL 4

    Expert Comment

    Some tips and a really generalized summary:
    First make sure your WiFi AP is secure using WPA encryption, and if you use Windows Firewall, it is set to allow File and Printer Sharing in exceptions.

    Presuming you just want to access files, you would enable sharing on the "server" PC for a folder or folders you wish to be accessible from the client PC. Usually this is done by a right click on the folder, and choose "sharing and security".  If its not available, you might need to enable it.  (I don't recommend sharing any drive at the root level.  Just share folders as needed to be on the safer side.)

    You should assign a specific username for sharing and security permissions, preferably one that matches your login on the client PC.  Its a bad idea to allow "Everybody", especially on an internet-connected PC.  (You will need to add this user to the "server" first in User Accounts.)

    On the client PC, you should be able to access the files from the path "\\servername\sharename" which you can type in your Run dialog and press enter, or Windows Explorer address bar, and press enter.  You will likely be prompted for username and password, which should match the ones you assigned on the server.

    If for some reason you can't access by the server hostname, you might need to use the IP address of the server.  ie: \\\sharename" (Substitute the actual IP address of the server in the preceding example)

    This is really only scratching the surface of all you might need to know, so keep reading.

    Author Comment

    My main point of doing this is. I just want to setup oracle database on one notebook and from another notebook i want to install client and access the oracle database server from client side notebook
    LVL 9

    Accepted Solution

    usually a server has a fixed ip address (as oposed to a dynamic random address) so the client can always connect to it.  the client can keep it's dynamic ip address.
    you can witch from dynamic (dhcp) to fixed in the network settings.
    you need to know a bit about ip addressing.
    suppuse your internal network can have addresses in the range,
    and your internet router has address,
    then you could put your server on fixed address
    (subnet would be and gateway address
    the clients will still recieve a dynamic address, eg or .1.3 etc.
    when you install/configure the software server and the client it will ask for the server's ip address.
    LVL 76

    Expert Comment

    As the earlier poster, make sure the IP segments used at each location are unique between the two.  Since you have notebooks, altering the DHCP configuration on the router will not cause any issues.

    The short and quick answer where a site to site VPn between the routers is not an option is to setup one workstation as the PPTP server and the other as the PPTP client.
    Server: Affix a static IP and configure the router to forward TCP port 1723 to the notebook that will be the server.
    On the client side you would add the PPTP mini

    After creating the pptp client, make sure to go through the connection's properties to networking tab and then properties of tcp/ip and remove the check mark in the "use remote network as default gateway"  This is needed or all your internet traffic from the client will be sent through the VPN tunnel.  (The default setup options on the PPTP client connection is to secure all networks with that checkbox checked.)
    LVL 4

    Expert Comment

    Perhaps I did not understand the OP.  The PC are in two different sites?

    Featured Post

    What Is Threat Intelligence?

    Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

    Join & Write a Comment

    The Need In an Active Directory enviroment, the PDC emulator provide time synchronization for the domain. This is important since Active Directory uses Kerberos for authentication.  By default, if the time difference between systems is off by more …
    Online collaboration is quickly becoming embedded in the workplace, and its benefits are tangible. See what the current landscape looks like and what the future holds for collaboration tools and the future of work.
    With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
    With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

    733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    18 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now