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    XP Ad-hoc wireless with DHCP?

    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?

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    XP Ad-hoc wireless with DHCP?

    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
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    XP Ad-hoc wireless with DHCP?

    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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    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.

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