NT4 includes full support for TCP/IP protocol,
which on itself fills a thick book, so I am concentrating on this
pages just on the basics. I also assume, that you have basic
knowledge of TCP/IP addressing (if not, look at the Windows95 TCP/IP basics, the basics are valid for any system with TCP/IP
protocol installed, regardless of CPU-typ and Operating system).
TCP/IP can be installed during the initial
I am here assuming, that you have the Network already installed
using NetBEUI, so to add now TCP/IP, enter in the "Control-Panel"
the "Network"-Applet, select
the tab:"Protocols" and then
Select from the list "TCP/IP Protocol".
You will now be prompted:
Unless you have an NT-server
(or a similar server) with a DHCP-database, you will use static assigned IP-addresses,
so select : "No".
Like always, NT needs to load some files from the CD-ROM:
Once the files have been load, do NOT yet try to configure
the TCP/IP, you will get:
As requested, select first the "Close" button, so that
NT can create the bindings between all the network-components, it
will then prompt to define your TCP/IP address:
On an office-network, you need to get the IP-address assigned to
you by your network administrator, at home, you can pick any
IP-address, but I suggest to use the range of IP-address reserved
for private networks: 192.168.x.x.
That's it, a reboot is required:
Once you are up, you can test your network connection to other
systems using the TCP/IP "ping"
(for some background info, see : Testing
Connection using TCP/IP):
In this example, I pinged myself (192.168.10.1), the connected
notebook (192.168.10.2) and a non-existing 3rd system
(192.168.10.3), for which no answer could come.
||With the enforced user-security on Windows NT4, using
the TCP/IP "ping" is a
very efficient method to determine, whether your network
hardware (network-boards, cables, hubs, terminators) are
ok or not, to define, whether you have to search for a
Hardware problem or a software/setup/user-definition