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Connecting to the Internet through a Win 2K Nat Server

Discussion in 'Networking' started by rpelletier12, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. rpelletier12

    rpelletier12 Thread Starter

    Feb 3, 2005
    I have a small office network with a Win2K NAT server connected to an HP switch to share the internet (I have no budget to be able to afford a real router). All of the computers on the LAN (a mix of XP and Linux) can connect to the internet just fine, except for an IBM Thinkpad A30 with XP SP2. The laptop can connect to the internet fine if it connected directly to the internet or through a broadband router, but on the office LAN it can only get download times of around 200 bits per second. I have ruled out the hardware on the laptop, because when I swithc to a second hard drive with Linux on it it works fine. I have tried reinstalling Windows as well as reinstalling the TCPIP stack from XP, XP SP1 and XP SP2 all with no success. The microsoft web site mentions some compatibility issues between XP and NAT but doesn't give any real solutions. Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be?
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

    Apr 4, 2003
    No money for a router? Are you kidding. The last one I bought cost me $9.99 after the $20 rebate.
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