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    Hello,
    This is what I need to know! I have 2 pcs both running win2k3
    we will label them comp A and comp B I want comp B to connect to the internet by running a cat5 cable to comp A and pluging it into the second nic on comp A is this possible. How would i set it up and also would i have to use a cross over cable from comp B to comp A.
    I talked to somebody about it and they said that it could be done by turning dhcp on But what gets me is if i do that wouldn't there be a conflict with the first nic card grabing the Dynamic ip? SHouldn't i set the second card up static??



    Thank you for any help!!

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    Re: Networking on win server 2003

    Originally posted by doggieballs
    Hello,
    This is what I need to know! I have 2 pcs both running win2k3
    we will label them comp A and comp B I want comp B to connect to the internet by running a cat5 cable to comp A and pluging it into the second nic on comp A is this possible. How would i set it up and also would i have to use a cross over cable from comp B to comp A.
    I talked to somebody about it and they said that it could be done by turning dhcp on But what gets me is if i do that wouldn't there be a conflict with the first nic card grabing the Dynamic ip? SHouldn't i set the second card up static??
    Since you didn't state what OS the two machines are using I assume they're both some version of XP.

    Starting with Win98SE MS has included a wizard within Windows to help users set this up. You can usually find quite a bit of information regarding this topic using help on your PC - click Start->Help, type "Internet Connection Sharing" to find information about this topic.

    Regaring the configuration you need, put simply, it can vary but usually requires that the multi-homed machine have a static IP while the client can be dynamic.

    Check out this article on how-to set it up.
    Andrew

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    • #3
      well as stated in the previous e-mail both machines are running windows server 2003 enterprize edition. All I need to know is 1. do i need a cross over cable and 2 how to set up the nics.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by doggieballs
        well as stated in the previous e-mail both machines are running windows server 2003 enterprize edition. All I need to know is 1. do i need a cross over cable and 2 how to set up the nics.
        Haha you're right I missed that.

        To enable ICS
        Open Network Connections.
        Right-click the connection on which you want to enable (ICS), and then click Properties. On the Advanced tab, under Internet Connection Sharing, select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box.
        If you've install RRAS this may not be visible.

        You only need a cross over cable if you're connecting the two machines directly from one nic to the other. Once enabled ICS should turn on DHCP and give an IP to hosts. To setup the server side just enable ICS as stated above and on the client release/renew its IP and it should automatically get a useable IP/Gateway configuration. If it doesn't make sure the IP of the client is in the same subnet as the server and set the default gateway of the client to the same IP as the ICS server private side NIC.

        Originally posted by Windows 2003 Help
        You can enable ICS only when two or more network adapters are installed. If your computer has multiple private connections that connect to private LAN segments, you should bridge the private connections before you enable ICS. For information about how to set up Network Bridge, see Related Topics. When ICS is enabled, it automatically provides an IP address for the private connection of the ICS host.

        Notes

        *To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure.
        *To open Network Connections, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.
        *Home networking connection and the Select a private network connection drop-down box are present only when two or more adapters that can connect to the private network are installed.
        *For information about the protocols, services, interfaces, and routes that are automatically configured by ICS when you connect to the Internet in a home or small office network, see Related Topics.
        *If you are having difficulty connecting the ICS host to the Internet, you can use Repair to obtain refreshed IP address configurations from your Internet service provider (ISP).
        *If a computer on your network is unable to communicate with other network computers, you can use Repair to force the connection to refresh its IP address configuration from the ICS host.
        *Before using Repair, ensure that the client computers are plugged into the network and that the ICS host is running, configured, and connected to the network and the Internet.
        For information about how to configure client computers for ICS, see
        Related Topics.
        *Internet Connection Sharing, Internet Connection Firewall, and Network Bridge are included only with Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, and the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition. These features are not included with Windows Server 2003, Web Edition; the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition; or the 64-bit versions of the Windows Server 2003 family.
        Andrew

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