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Old 01-30-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default Server Installation Guide - Windows

The following is written such that the Novice PC user can understand (hopefully)
(If anyone has a suggestion/correction, please send me a private message and I will modify this post)
Thanks to All that have contributed on the Forum from whence this information was culled

Before beginning, make sure that you have sufficient upload bandwidth to support the maximum 8 connections. Read the following for bandwidth usage:
http://www.ventrilo.com/setup.php#Server_Network_Requirements
then check your bandwidth here:
http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

As most router/pc configurations are setup for DHCP (the router assigns an ipaddress to your pc) it is recommended that the server pc be configured with a static ipaddress. This will ensure that whenever the server is rebooted the ipaddress will match what has been configured in the portforwarding section of the router (as explained later)

Windows XP
Windows Control Panel > Network Connections (or similar) > Local Area Connection
Properties > Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > “Use the following IP address”

Windows Vista
Windows Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections (left side link) > new window will display all network devices > rt-click on the network card that will be used and select 'Status' > click the properties button > enable/disable options and configure IPv4 from here

Note: the information needed to fill in the fields can be found with the following:
Start > run > cmd
Ipconfig /all

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