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Solved: WINS Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Networking' started by GarryD, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. GarryD

    GarryD Thread Starter

    Nov 6, 2007
    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
    (subnet 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.


  2. Memnoch322


    May 10, 2005
    You don't have a WINS server at home. Leave everything as is.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
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  4. GarryD

    GarryD Thread Starter

    Nov 6, 2007
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