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

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

[FONT=Verdana]Before beginning, make sure that you have sufficient upload bandwidth to support the maximum 8 connections. Read the following for bandwidth usage:[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]then check your bandwidth here:[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]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)[/FONT]

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

Windows Vista
[FONT=Verdana]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[/FONT]

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

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