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Justme
2005-04-25, 05:46
Hi there,

Recently I just purchased the SB2, great devices, and works really well, but I have one question regarding networking.

I don't have an access point, so I have connected my SB2 to my winXP machine via an Ad-hoc network. I first created the Ad-hoc adaptor network on my XP machine, then my SB2 saw it, and I connect happily.

Thing was, I had to set the IP address manually, and I was wondering is there anyway to allow my XP (pro) to become a DHCP server and the SB2 to request a DHCP address from my XP.

Does anyone know how to do this?

mherger
2005-04-25, 06:02
On Mon, 25 Apr 2005 14:46:51 +0200, Justme
<Justme.1o1opb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

[..]
> Thing was, I had to set the IP address manually, and I was wondering is
> there anyway to allow my XP (pro) to become a DHCP server and the SB2 to
> request a DHCP address from my XP.
>
> Does anyone know how to do this?

You'll have to install a third party product - XP does not provide a dhcp
server. You'd have to buy "XP server" (Windows 2003).

You can google around for shareware and other dhcp server for XP.

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Jim Dibb
2005-04-25, 06:04
Once you get it set up, it's probably better to just keep using a static IP..

On 4/25/05, Michael Herger <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net> wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Apr 2005 14:46:51 +0200, Justme
> <Justme.1o1opb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> [..]
> > Thing was, I had to set the IP address manually, and I was wondering is
> > there anyway to allow my XP (pro) to become a DHCP server and the SB2 to
> > request a DHCP address from my XP.
> >
> > Does anyone know how to do this?
>
> You'll have to install a third party product - XP does not provide a dhcp
> server. You'd have to buy "XP server" (Windows 2003).
>
> You can google around for shareware and other dhcp server for XP.
>
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>
> Michael
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quick_snack
2005-04-25, 06:11
When using the internet sharing possibilities of Windows XP a DHCP server is created. I suppose than it will not be an adhoc connection. Clients do get a ip adres (gateway will be the xp) and when using an direct connection to the internet it must be possible to hear internetradio.