Win2000 ICS Host / XP Pro Client

R

RobAnt

Guest
Trying very hard to get this working, but its simply not.

I cannot get my XP Pro to obtain an IP address from my 2000 Pro host. ICS seems to me to be properly set up on the 2000 pro machine, as another Windows 98Se PC has no problem.

If I assign an IP address manually on my XP Pro laptop, I can surf the internet using ICS hosted on the 2000 Pro PC for about 15 seconds, then it stops.

XP then decides (against my express wishes) that it would rather use diallup and prompts me to use one of its old dialup accounts.

Obviously, I don't want to delete these, it's a laptop and I might need to log into the internet from another location.

I can't install my ADSL card in my laptop, and I don't have another XP licence (even if I did, I don't know whether it would solve the problem).

I seem to have tracked the problem down to either the mini DHCP server in the 2000 pro machine, or the DHCP client in the XP Pro machine (probably the latter).

Anyone have any ideas how I progress further?

As I say, if I use a fixed IP I can get it to work for about 15 seconds, but that's it.


Cheers,
 
R

redsolar

Guest
Set static ip addresses on all machines for the local area connection. Saves much headache.

Put them from 192.168.0.x pool, with subnet 255.255.255.0 and default gateway set to 192.168.0.1, which should be the address of the lan card on the windows 2000 box

Also, do ipconfig /all on the 2000 box from cmd.exe to find dns addresses, and put them like that on all clients.

Note: LAN NIC on 2000 should have only IP 192.168.0.1 and subnet 255.255.255.0 That's all. Nothing else on in, neither gateway (as it is the one by itself) neither DNS.

Good luck
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey EP! All good with me, applying for Microsoft MVP right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by coming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier!

Forum statistics

Threads
62,000
Messages
673,425
Members
5,593
Latest member
moussa021