Solved: WINS Advice Needed

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GarryD

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At home I currently have a 3 user ad-hoc wireless network consisting of 2xP2
desktops and 1xP4 laptop, all running XP Pro SP2 and connected via Belkin
USB 802.11G adaptors (although they only connect using 802.11B which I assume
is a limitation of not using a router).

IP addresses are assigned manually in the range 192.168.0.1-192.168.0.3
(subnet 255.255.255.0) via network connections> properties.

The desktop that has the shared internet connection is protected by a s/w
firewall (NIS 2005).

I recently performed an on-line security check on the Symantec site (which
checked out o.k) but noticed in the results summary advice to enter an
IP address for the WINS Server and disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP in the
advanced section of the n/w connection properties to increase security.

My question is, what IP address do I enter for the WINS Server? Is it the
manually assigned IP address I am currently using and do I need to do this
on each machine or am I completely mis-understanding what is required?
Is this advice relevant to a ad-hoc network?

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

GarryD
 

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