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Hello guys...Can u give me tips and guidelines on how to share a Dialup connection with Dlink Wireless DSL Router using Xp pro as :- ?We have a small LAN which have 8 WS, all on one floor with two 8 port switches (Total 16 ports) , and using internet through ICS simultaneously. ?We have 4 Laptops (with wireless cards) . They are also connected through cable. ?We are using DHCP My question: 1. How can we give access on LAN and internet through this router with cable and wireless along with DHCP? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. najmee

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“Can u give me tips and guidelines on how to share a Dialup connection with Dlink Wireless DSL Router using Xp pro as :- ”

Which of these two connects directly to your modem?

I’m assumming your XP pro box does this… If that’s the case, make sure you have the XP box set up for ICS (Internet Connection Sharing). Have your router act as a normal client when hooked to the XP box. Btw, the XP box will need an ethernet card. You’ll also need a crossover cable (instead of a normal cat5/6 cable) to connect XP box and router.

Using your configuration interface (usually a web interface for these DLink thingies) for the router make sure you have it set up to either use static or DHCP addressing (if static, it must have the proper ip addressing scheme set up for it)–not dsl or any other isp connection.

Next, at the router, you’ll set up a LAN IP address range. Your best bet will be another Class C range and you can use 192.168.2. Have all the workstations connect to this router using DHCP.

That should do it. Come back if you need more help.

Regards,

Harlin Seritt

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  • BobYoung
    You received good advice from the other person who answered. The only thing I would add is that you may not need that cross-over cable. A lot of devices now are auto-sensing, and will work with either a standard or cross-over cable. Also, router-to-router is the type of connection where a cross-over cable would typically be used, but a PC-to-router connection typically uses a straight cable. But because of the auto-sensing, it probably won't matter. --Bob
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  • ByteKnight
    Hello, I just looked at the specs for the Dlink Wireless DSL Router; it says it has a WAN port plus 4 switch ports (Model number should be listed to be sure.) Take your DSL Modem?s Ethernet out connection and plug it into the WAN port on the Dlink Wireless DSL Router then take a network port from the back of the Dlink Wireless DSL Router and plug it into your 16 port switch. That should resolve your issues; use the WEB interface into the Dlink Wireless DSL Router to setup DHCP, and that will feed out the Wireless as well as the wired network ports. Take that XP box and just use it as a workstation the Dlink Wireless DSL Router should handle all network needs for your site. Regards, BK
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  • Amitrajit
    The previous user ByteKnight is right provided namjee is using DSL. But I think he is going with regular dial up in which case the other 2 users are right. My request to namjee, if 4 people are sharing the connection you should go with DSL or Cable Internet, dial-up will eb way too slow.
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  • Hittarget
    Dear friends, simply enable the DHCP settings in D link router(which is configured DSL already) , all the lan machines and wireless can access the internet and Local area machines shared folders. Regards Raja Balasubramaniam DSL Service Engg
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  • Smiley
    If you connect your Dlink router to the XP box like jstew65 suggested, you will need two network cards. One to connect to the Dlink (you did not specify if it was one of your 8 port switches, so I am assuming that it is not) and the other to one of your other switches. This way, you can also use the XP box as a firewall. My recomendation is to purchase a small firewall, connect the Dlink to the External (or WAN) port of the firewall, connect the firewalls Internal (or LAN) port to one of the 8 port switches, and set the firewall as your gateway using your DHCP server. This way, you have some sort of security from the outside world you don't have to a workstation taking up the role of a firewall.
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  • JonathanSwift
    To use it in the best manner you will need a second net card in the PC that is the ICS server and dialup host system, this net card will then hook to the router and then the router will connect to all the wired clients PCs you have now, and also will route to the wireless units as well you will need to turn off dhcp serving on the router setup page, as the ICS pc is your networks DHCP server for all systems, the router will also have to have an IP fixed at something other than 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 whatever IP the net card is in the PC you should increment the last number by 1 say make it 192.168.0.2 then all cleints systems will receive their Ip thru the router as it is passed out from the ICS PC that has the modem if the ICS system has only one net card you can use that card, since youre not using that net card for a broadband connection it will be ok to make it the outgoing share port to the routers WAN or even to its lan ports, I think the router will accept incoming Ip from any port. however it might require that you use the WAn port to input to it from the ICS pc. I dont understand the need for dialup ICs and the notebooks using Cable, i dont think you can both, its either use cable (which requires a 2nd net card in the ICS pc) or use dialup?
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