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2 machines connected how to share Internet using fixed IP ?



9:00 am on Oct 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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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.


8:02 pm on Oct 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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correct ICS will want to do all the address assignments, you will have to remove the static IP for this.


1:17 am on Oct 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Then if I remove the static IP's, how can the machines connect to each other ?
There is no DHCP server.


1:45 pm on Oct 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

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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.


4:27 am on Oct 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

ICS will surely work as a DHCP too as J_RaD said, it will assign ip to your second computer

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