Networking & Wireless forum

General discussion

how to setup network step by step or least an idea plz help

by buyer brown / March 29, 2008 4:16 AM PDT

Hi I would like to ask a few questions about networking
What I have:
1. I have 4 clean pc?s no operating system install
2. I have windows 2000 server (OS) and win 2000 pro (OS)
3. I have a printer
4. I have a router
What I would like to know:
I?m not sure about how to start would I install the server software first then connect that computer to the router then just connect the other computers to the router.
And the server would see the other Pc?s
And what about the DHCP is that another PC that I need to setup?
I guess what I would like to know if you had what I have above what would you exactly do step by step
Thanks for any help

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: how to setup network step by step or least an idea plz help
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: how to setup network step by step or least an idea plz help
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Easy. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 29, 2008 4:52 AM PDT

1.) Install the OS on all machines. (I have five running XP Pro, one of which has a drive I use as the network drive, it's shared) I've never seen the need for Server software.

2.) Run the Network Setup Wizard on each PC, giving the same network name to each PC. And turn on File and Printer Sharing.

3.) Plug the router into the modem.

4.) Plug each PC into a router port.

5.) Power up each PC one at a time.

6.) Install the printer on one machine.

7.) Have the other machines search for a network printer. Once found all PCs can use the printer.


Click here to see the CNet faces, learn a little about analog and digital data, Internet connections, Spyware removal, and download free software.
My mini-Schnauzer is smarter than your honor student.

Collapse -
thank you
by buyer brown / March 29, 2008 2:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Easy. . .

thank you

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?