5.5.2 WinNT TCP/IP with static settings

This section describes how to setup a WinNT client by using static TCP/IP settings. You will need the following information:

  • the FREESCO's router IP address on the LAN side, in this document that is
  • a free TCP/IP address in the same range as the FREESCO router.
  • a netmask
  • DNS server address, this can be the FREESCO router address if local DNS service is enabled.

The first step is to open the network properties. The fastest way to do so, is by clicking with the right mouse button on the 'Network Neighborhood' icon on the desktop (if this icon is not present, then the network software is not installed or no network interface is found). The next menu will appear, choose the 'Properties' command.

Network properties

A dialog similar to the next image will popup:

Network ID

Network ID

Locate the Protocols tab and select it:

Network protocols

Locate and select the 'TCP/IP Protocol' from the list, then click the 'Properties' button. If this protocol is missing, follow this procedure to install it first.

Static TCP/IP

TCP/IP Static

Here you enter all the required info:

What Description
IP address the address for this WinNT client, select this from the range you have (been) assigned for clients. In this example to is reserved for clients. We have picked for this client. Take care never to assign the same IP address to two different clients. Using static IP's requires a bit more house keeping for the network administrator (that's you ;-)).
Subnet mask the mask for this network. If you have only your FREESCO box and some clients then leave this to the default of A primer on TCP/IP and netmasks can be found here.
Default gateway this is the IP address of your FREESCO box on the LAN side.

Click the 'Advanced' button will show this dialog:

TCP/IP static advanced

Click OK and then select the DNS tab:

DNS settings

What Description
Host Name This is the host name for this client, default it will be set to the same name as the NetBIOS name in the Identification tab (see above).
Domain Set this to your local LAN domain name. The default for FREESCO is 'inet' (without the quotes), but I have set it to 'intranet.nl' here.
DNS Service Search Order If you have enabled the caching DNS service on your FREESCO box (highly recommended), then fill in the IP address of your FREESCO box as the primary DNS server. Use the 'Add…' button to add a DNS server: Add DNS If you have disabled the DNS service on your FREESCO box, then enter here the IP addresses of the primary DNS servers you have obtained from your ISP (these addresses are usually provided in the information of your ISP you receive when you sign up for an account, or available on their support pages).
Domain Suffix Search Order This list shows the DNS suffices that will be used to search for a host when no full qualified domain name has been entered. Set the first one to the full domain name of your ISP, this will allow you to use short host names like mail, pop3, news for the services of your ISP. The second domain list is the domain name as set for the internal LAN of your FREESCO box (in this case intranet.nl, but the default internal domain name for FREESCO is inet).

Now OK yourself out of the setting dialogs. A reboot is usually required to update the settings.


After the reboot, the next command can be typed in a DOS box and type the command ipconfig /all, see sample run below:

C:\>ipconfig /all

Windows NT IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . : vm-dingetje.intranet.nl
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
NetBIOS Scope ID. . . . . . :
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . : No
NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS : No

Ethernet adapter AMDPCN1:

Description . . . . . . . . : AMD PCNET Family Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . : 00-50-56-40-05-4E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . :

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