Configuring Windows for Workgroups to act as a network client requires that the Microsoft TCP/IP-32 driver diskette has been installed on the workstation. The TCP/IP drivers are not included with the WfW CD or diskettes; if you need a copy they're available at ftp://ftp.microsoft.com:/peropsys/windows/public/tcpip.
Once the TCP/IP drivers have been loaded, perform the following steps:
Create the Windows for Workgroups "hosts" file:
In order to connect to the other TCP/IP systems on the LAN you'll need to create an identical copy of the "hosts" file that you installed on the FreeBSD system in Section 3.4.
In Program Manager, click the "File" button; select "Run"; and enter: "notepad \WINDOWS\HOSTS" (without the quotes) and click "OK"
In the editor, enter the addresses and system names from the hosts file shown in Section 3.4.
When finished editing, close the notepad application (making sure that you save the file!).
Configure the Windows 95 TCP/IP Network Configuation settings
In the main window of Program Manager, open the "Network" group by double-clicking the icon.
Double click on the "Network Setup" icon.
In the "Network Drivers Box" double-click the "Microsoft TCP/IP-32" entry.
Configure the Windows for Workgroups IP Address:
Ensure the correct Ethernet Interface is selected in the "Adapter" list. If not, scroll down until it is displayed and select it by clicking on it.
Ensure that the "Enable Automatic DHCP Configuration" check box is blank. If it is checked, click it to remove the "X".
In our example LAN the Windows for Workgroups system is the one we've called "Moe"; in the "IP Address" field enter "192.168.1.3".
Enter 255.255.255.0 in the "Subnet Mask" field.
Configure the Gateway information:
For our example network the FreeBSD box will be acting as our gateway to the Internet (routing packets between the Ethernet LAN and the PPP dial-up connection).
Enter the IP address of the FreeBSD system, 192.168.1.1, in the "Default Gateway" field.
Again, this guide assumes that your Internet Service Provider has given you a list of Domain Name Servers (or "DNS Servers") that you should use. If you wish to run a DNS server on your local FreeBSD system, refer to Section 6, "Exercise for the Interested Student" for tips on setting up DNS on your FreeBSD system.
Click the "DNS" button.
In the "Host Name" field enter the name of the Windows for Workgroups box, in this case: "Moe".
In the "Domain" field enter the name of our local network, in this case: "my.domain"
In the "Domain Name Service (DNS) Search Order" section, enter the IP address of the DNS server that your ISP provided, clicking the "Add" button after each address is entered. Repeat this step as many times as necessary to add all of the addresses that your ISP provided.
Click on the "OK" button to close the DNS Configuration window.
Click on the "OK" button to close the TCP/IP Configuration window.
Click on the "OK" button to close the Network Setup window.
Reboot your computer if prompted.
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