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Old April 13th 10, 09:23 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
TheScullster
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Default Windows XP Home Edition - Ethernet Router Q

Hi all

I have a home network with a Netgear DG834 wired router for Internet access
which all works fine under XP Pro.

My father in law wants a similar setup, but is running XP Home Edition.
Many moons ago ISTR that XP Home Edition does not support networking.
Is this right, and, if so, does this mean that I cannot use an ethernet
router to connect his PC to Internet?

TIA

Phil


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Old April 13th 10, 12:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Leonard Grey[_3_]
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Default Windows XP Home Edition - Ethernet Router Q

Windows XP Home Edition supports networking very well.
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TheScullster wrote:
Hi all

I have a home network with a Netgear DG834 wired router for Internet access
which all works fine under XP Pro.

My father in law wants a similar setup, but is running XP Home Edition.
Many moons ago ISTR that XP Home Edition does not support networking.
Is this right, and, if so, does this mean that I cannot use an ethernet
router to connect his PC to Internet?

TIA

Phil


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Old April 13th 10, 12:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Leonard Grey[_3_]
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Default Windows XP Home Edition - Ethernet Router Q

Windows XP Home Edition supports networking very well.
---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

TheScullster wrote:
Hi all

I have a home network with a Netgear DG834 wired router for Internet access
which all works fine under XP Pro.

My father in law wants a similar setup, but is running XP Home Edition.
Many moons ago ISTR that XP Home Edition does not support networking.
Is this right, and, if so, does this mean that I cannot use an ethernet
router to connect his PC to Internet?

TIA

Phil


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Old April 13th 10, 01:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
TheScullster
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Default Windows XP Home Edition - Ethernet Router Q


"Leonard Grey" wrote

Windows XP Home Edition supports networking very well.
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Thanks Leonard

Does it support DHCP connection to a router/modem/firewall?

Phil


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Old April 13th 10, 01:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
TheScullster
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Default Windows XP Home Edition - Ethernet Router Q


"Leonard Grey" wrote

Windows XP Home Edition supports networking very well.
---

Thanks Leonard

Does it support DHCP connection to a router/modem/firewall?

Phil


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Old April 13th 10, 02:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Leonard Grey[_3_]
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Default Windows XP Home Edition - Ethernet Router Q

DHCP is not a type of connection; it's a method for allocating IP addresses.

Windows XP performs brilliantly with a router (wired or wireless) and a
modem (wired or wireless). Windows XP has its own firewall (your Dad
should be at Service Pack 3) or you are free to use a third-party firewall.

Most any router for home use comes with detailed instructions; the
router manufacturers also provide plenty of handholding to get you setup.
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Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

TheScullster wrote:
"Leonard Grey" wrote

Windows XP Home Edition supports networking very well.
---

Thanks Leonard

Does it support DHCP connection to a router/modem/firewall?

Phil


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Old April 13th 10, 02:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Leonard Grey[_3_]
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Default Windows XP Home Edition - Ethernet Router Q

DHCP is not a type of connection; it's a method for allocating IP addresses.

Windows XP performs brilliantly with a router (wired or wireless) and a
modem (wired or wireless). Windows XP has its own firewall (your Dad
should be at Service Pack 3) or you are free to use a third-party firewall.

Most any router for home use comes with detailed instructions; the
router manufacturers also provide plenty of handholding to get you setup.
---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

TheScullster wrote:
"Leonard Grey" wrote

Windows XP Home Edition supports networking very well.
---

Thanks Leonard

Does it support DHCP connection to a router/modem/firewall?

Phil


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Old April 13th 10, 03:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Ken Blake, MVP
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Default Windows XP Home Edition - Ethernet Router Q

On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 09:23:54 +0100, "TheScullster"
wrote:

Hi all

I have a home network with a Netgear DG834 wired router for Internet access
which all works fine under XP Pro.

My father in law wants a similar setup, but is running XP Home Edition.
Many moons ago ISTR that XP Home Edition does not support networking.
Is this right,




No, it is not right. XP Home and Professional are exactly the same in
this regard, except for two things:

1. Professional supports joining a domain, but Home does not (however
note that home users almost never need to or want to join a domain).

2. For a workgroup network (which is undoubtedly what you
father-in-law should have) Professional supports 10 connections, but
Home only 5. Five is almost certainly more than he needs.

And you can even mix XP Professional and XP Home computers (as well as
other versions of Windows) on the same network.


and, if so, does this mean that I cannot use an ethernet
router to connect his PC to Internet?



No, no problem at all with a router.


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Old April 13th 10, 03:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Ken Blake, MVP
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Default Windows XP Home Edition - Ethernet Router Q

On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 09:23:54 +0100, "TheScullster"
wrote:

Hi all

I have a home network with a Netgear DG834 wired router for Internet access
which all works fine under XP Pro.

My father in law wants a similar setup, but is running XP Home Edition.
Many moons ago ISTR that XP Home Edition does not support networking.
Is this right,




No, it is not right. XP Home and Professional are exactly the same in
this regard, except for two things:

1. Professional supports joining a domain, but Home does not (however
note that home users almost never need to or want to join a domain).

2. For a workgroup network (which is undoubtedly what you
father-in-law should have) Professional supports 10 connections, but
Home only 5. Five is almost certainly more than he needs.

And you can even mix XP Professional and XP Home computers (as well as
other versions of Windows) on the same network.


and, if so, does this mean that I cannot use an ethernet
router to connect his PC to Internet?



No, no problem at all with a router.


--
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
Please Reply to the Newsgroup
 




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