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bk T
16-03-2003, 12:57 AM
I am planning to set up a small office network with the following configuration:
A Windows 2000 Server
5 desktop machines running XP Professional connecting to the W2K Server Domain
ADSL Router (Ni500) connecting to Xtra Jetstream
A HP printer connecting to one of the desktop machines
A Hub
All machines and ADSL Router will be connected to the hub.

How do I configure the LAN so that any one of the 5 desktop machines can access the Internet without having to turn on the Win 2K Server? The reason is that not all the machines are in used most of the time. In fact, quite often, only one desktop machine is in used and Internet access is required. Of course, we do need to share files, Internet access and printing at times when required.

Is it possible (and how) to achieve the above requirement?


16-03-2003, 07:42 AM
You say that the W2k server will be running a domain - so therefore in order to log onto the WinXP machines, the server will have to be running.

However, if you manage to get around that, then yes you will be able to run XP on the internet via the Router without the Server running.
Once you've established a network connection from the XP Machines, you just tell them that the router's IP Address is the gateway, and that your ISP's DNS Servers are the DNS Server's.