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19 Aug 2009   #11
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Sometimes I forget about the "built in" stuff! Anyway, jumping into the network settings might be a little daunting for my wife. I went to the Netsetman page on the web and found they have been working on it with Windows7. Downloaded and works great. Now I just set it up and name a tab Home and one Travel and its pretty self explanatory when my wife looks at it. Thanks again for all the help.

Gil


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19 Aug 2009   #12
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
Sometimes I forget about the "built in" stuff! Anyway, jumping into the network settings might be a little daunting for my wife. I went to the Netsetman page on the web and found they have been working on it with Windows7. Downloaded and works great. Now I just set it up and name a tab Home and one Travel and its pretty self explanatory when my wife looks at it. Thanks again for all the help.

Gil

Hi Gil,

Hope you come back to read this.


Setting fixed IP's on the fixed computers, and still using DCHP for your wife's laptop can live happily together.
You don't need to do anything special but set fixed IP's on the "fixed" computers.
Leave your wife's laptop on auto IP.

Only thing you have to think about with fixed IP's, is that you chose them outside the DCHP range, to prevent conflict's.

You can reduce the DCHP server's range in the router.

For example:
Begin IP 192.168.1.10 -------- End IP 192.168.1.20

This will give you 10 IP's for Auto IP.
Set the fixed IP's on the computers from 192.168.1.21 and up.


Good luck.


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19 Aug 2009   #13
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Thanks S! That's another excellent tip. The less she has to "fuss" with a computer the better!
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