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Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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TCP/IP

Synopsis

Configuring the TCP/IP network protocol.

Procedures

For information on how to install TCP/IP and other networking protocols, see network protocol earlier in this chapter. For a general overview of TCP/IP concepts and functionality, see TCP/IP.

Configuring TCP/IP

First you need to access the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) property sheet for your computer:

  • If you are configuring TCP/IP for a local-area connection, then do the following:

    Start Settings Network and Dial-up Connections select a local-area connection Properties select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties
  • If you are configuring TCP/IP for a dial-up or VPN connection, then do the following:

    Start Settings Network and Dial-up Connections select a dial-up or VPN connection Properties Networking select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties

Now use the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) property sheet to make various changes to your TCP/IP configuration, as described later in this article.

Additional Default Gateways

To assign additional default gateways to a network connection, use Advanced IP Settings Default gateways Add.

Additional IP Addresses and Subnet Masks

To assign additional IP addresses and subnet masks to a network connection, use Advanced IP Settings IP addresses Add. You can assign as many IP addresses as you like to the connection. A typical use of this feature is creating multiple virtual servers for hosting different web sites on a single Windows 2000 Server running Internet ...

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