Hi everyone. I've tried looking for the steps to this everywhere. If this has been answered here, please feel free to link to the thread. Anyway, I'm trying to figure out how to do the above. I know by enabling internet connection sharing that it effectively makes Windows XP a makeshift DHCP server. But after that, I can't figure out how to get the IP address that the MyBook has been assigned. I remember reading online somewhere what to enter at the command line to bring it up, but I can't seem to find that web page anymore. Can someone walk me through this?
Date: 08 Oct 2008 22:52
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If it's a new MBWE and you haven't renamed it, by default the NetBIOS name is mybookworld. Either point your brower to http://mybookworld or whatever name you think you named it and it should bring up the Shared Storage Manager and you can see the IP address. You can also open a command prompt and type ping mybookworld or whatever name you gave it to get the IP address. In either case, have the MBWE connected to your XP system when it starts, and then give it a minute or two to broadcast itself out on your small network.
Also, noting that you don't have a DHCP server, make sure that your XP system gets a 169.n.n.n address. Assuming no hard IP address was configured on the MBWE, it will get a similar address to allow both systems to talk in the same address space.
having logged onto the machine (assuming that you get the IP address / name right) you can set it up to through General; Setup / Configure Netowrk Settings to have a manual IP address, which you might find easier.
Thanks for the tips. GaryP, I've tried your suggestions, but it just can't be seen. I must be missing something.
I thought by enabling Internet Connection Sharing my dial-up adapter, that it would enable DHCP in XP. But if I use "ipconfig /all" both my dial-up adapter connection and ethernet adapter show "DHCP enabled: no." Could that be why? What am I not doing? Please note that currently the mybook is attached directly to my ethernet adapter.
Also, the settings for the mybook were changed, but the unit won't respond to a ping to what I thought the name of the unit was set to. I have since hit the recovery/reset button on the back of the unit. Does that include reverting the name of the unit back to mybookworld? If not, isn't there a command prompt command that can scan for connected devices and show their ip addresses? I think I have used that before, but don't remember what it is.
Thanks for the guidance so far. Maybe I need a step-by-step from the very beginning…