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Can you help me create a network of three computers running a Windows2000 server?

Can you help me create a network of three computers running a Windows2000 server? One of the computer has two network cards. Could you also tell me how to configure the IP addresses?

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Here is the procedure to connect PCs in this way:

Connect the PC with two network cards to the other two PCs. Assign following IP Addresses to PCs:

[PC C] – Card 1 – Card 1 – [PC A] – Card 2 – Card 1 – [PC B]

PC C Card 1 – 192.168.1.2 Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway – 192.168.1.1
PC A Card 1 – 192.168.1.1 Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway – 192.168.1.1
PC A Card 2 – 192.168.2.1 Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway – 192.168.2.1
PC B Card 1 – 192.168.2.2 Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway – 192.168.2.1

Once this configuration is done, you will need to enable IP forwarding on PC A. After doing this, PC B and PC C will be able to talk to each other, as well as to PC A

This was first published in February 2005

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