Re: Having network problems.
From: Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] (lanwench_at_heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com)
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 10:24:05 -0500
"Chrejo" <Chrejo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Thanks a ton for your reply, it helps me alot and I'll get back to the
>> forums I'm sure when I have more questions. I just hope this solves the
>> problem of people bieng able to connect to me. I have been wanting a
>> router anyways but didn't realize it was that much better. You know I'm
>> kinda stupid when it comes to netoworking so maybe you can explain why
>> better to me (lol). As for the software, I'll definately use the windows
>> setup wizzard instead of Bell's :-p, thx for the advise. What's a good
>> source to find out all about networking, or where would I find out? I'm
>> curious and would love to be more adept in the area as I love everything
>> about computers. The issue with the modem, a router will solve that
> I just did the the command ipconfig /all in the command prompt and it said
> that the ip is a DHCP assigned address so is it doing this because I have
> ethernet controlers?
> Is there a way around not using ICS (the other
> controller is used for LAN only not internet)?
Yes; if you have a router, you do not need ICS, and you don't need two NICs.
You can just disable the one you aren't using.
> No I'm not using ICS to my
> knowledge and I really don't wan't to if I don't have to.
You will likely want a router - but then, you also haven't mentioned whether
you have more than one PC in the first place.
> Please explain
> things a little better, I sort-of understand what's going on but not fully
> (what's NAT :-p).
> But I did catch what you were saying about cleaning up the
> network first, this will make everything easier to troubleshoot and more
> efficient I'm assuming and thank you for that. Hopefully I can come to a
> greater understanding of all this :-).
> P.S. Don't mind my signature :-).
I don't mind much, actually. :)