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2 machines connected how to share Internet using fixed IP ? keevill msg:4212196 9:00 am on Oct 6, 2010 (gmt 0) I have 2 machines , 1 running Win7 and the other WinXP. They are connected to a network switch. I have configured both with fixed IP addresses as I want to share some folders on the Win7 machine for the WinXP machine. This works. I can connect to the Internet using a USB air card which also works fine. How can I share the Internet connection for the WinXP machine ? If I try to use ICS, it is not possible to use fixed IPs. -keevill-
J_RaD msg:4212556 8:02 pm on Oct 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
correct ICS will want to do all the address assignments, you will have to remove the static IP for this. keevill msg:4212690 1:17 am on Oct 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Then if I remove the static IP's, how can the machines connect to each other ? There is no DHCP server. -keevill- J_RaD msg:4213037 1:45 pm on Oct 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
ICS will act as a DHCP just as an FYI, windows computers XP and beyond will start up with an Automatic Private Internet Protocol Address (APIPA). so if you took a bunch of windows computers hooked them to a switch, they would be able to talk just based on their APIPA addresses.
Anyango msg:4214967 4:27 am on Oct 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
ICS will surely work as a DHCP too as J_RaD said, it will assign ip to your second computer