August 19th, 2002, 10:59 PM #1
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I know its probably simple but...a little xp networking help please.
Ok, here's the deal. Gotta go hook up a pc to a network tommorow. Should be very simple Im sure. Its a cisco 1600 router with an ethernet out port which goes to a hub. The hub in turn goes to a patch panel which will go to the pc in the room next door. The pc runs WinXP.
I havnt worked with xp much nor, to be honest, with networking much. I dont have cable internet so I havnt messed with switches, routers etc a lot.
Basically all I have to do is give it a certain static IP, subnet mask to 255.255.255.0, set a certain gateway and set 2 dns settings.
Is all this doable from control panel?
Is this simple to do? Are there any automatic settings I need to turn off first.
I know that XP will automatically configure settings when attached to a network, thats why Im wondering do I need to turn anything off so I can give it MY settings.
I know its simple but still I appreciate any tips or instructions that anyone may have. (We all have to start somewhere.)
PS....hate to even think about it, but what if no one there knows the administrator password??? Yikes. The PC isnt used a ton (I think it used to be the network guys office before he was let go)"Even a fool is thought to be wise if he is silent"
August 19th, 2002, 11:07 PM #2
August 19th, 2002, 11:09 PM #3
it's not hard at all.
go to settings->control panel->network and dial-up Connections and right click on the lan connection (it'll automatically show up, at least it should) and select properties. then select TCP/IP and click properties and simply select "Use the following IP/DNS address" and put in your own values. hmm as far as passwords go, i'm not realy sure. it all depends on how it's all configured. oh and i'm not totally sure if you can do this stuff as a normal or power user, i think you have to be admin, but i'm not sure.
August 19th, 2002, 11:13 PM #4
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Thanks..and Im sure someone there knows the password (I hope anyway)"Even a fool is thought to be wise if he is silent"
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