limit number of IP addresses allowed to be issued



Charlie Nott
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
I run a main PC which is running XP Home and Home Networking and is the
gateway to the Internet. I then run 5 other PC's off a wireless network. I
have hit a problem with Norton AV 2005 whereby I have to drop the Worm
Protection to allow the wireless PC's to obtain an IP address. Norton's
answer is to specify any IP addresses that can broach the Worm Protection. As
the IPs are dynamic they can be any one of 255 and I will need to enter all
these as exeptions. I don't want to go for static IP addresses as we have a
number of visitors that want to access the wireless networks and I don't want
to issue static IP addresses each time and change peoples laptops. The
obvious answer is to be able to restrict the number of dynamically available
IP addresses to say 10 and then I just need to let Norton know about these
10. Is there a way of setting this up?

Sooner Al [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Well, in the past I used XP ICS (with a dialup ISP) and still used static IP addresses for my
desktops and the built-in ICS DHCP server for guest devices. In my case I assigned static IP
addresses near the top of the range, ie. 192.168.0.11 through .15 for example. I never had a
conflict.

Another alternative may be to replace the ICS box with a dedicated broadband router. That way you
can control the number of DHCP assigned IP addresses and the address range. Of course this presumes
your using a broadband ISP versus a dialup ISP...

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"Charlie Nott" <Charlie Nott@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C89775C6-0460-4918-AAFB-0C19FA7C58D7@microsoft.com...
>I run a main PC which is running XP Home and Home Networking and is the
> gateway to the Internet. I then run 5 other PC's off a wireless network. I
> have hit a problem with Norton AV 2005 whereby I have to drop the Worm
> Protection to allow the wireless PC's to obtain an IP address. Norton's
> answer is to specify any IP addresses that can broach the Worm Protection. As
> the IPs are dynamic they can be any one of 255 and I will need to enter all
> these as exeptions. I don't want to go for static IP addresses as we have a
> number of visitors that want to access the wireless networks and I don't want
> to issue static IP addresses each time and change peoples laptops. The
> obvious answer is to be able to restrict the number of dynamically available
> IP addresses to say 10 and then I just need to let Norton know about these
> 10. Is there a way of setting this up?

Chuck
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
On Sat, 14 May 2005 07:54:03 -0500, "Sooner Al [MVP]"
<SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote:

<SNIP>

>Another alternative may be to replace the ICS box with a dedicated broadband router. That way you
>can control the number of DHCP assigned IP addresses and the address range. Of course this presumes
>your using a broadband ISP versus a dialup ISP...

Al,

There are a number of routers which support dialup, as long as the dialup
service is PPP compatible. Sharing dialup internet service doesn't have to
require using ICS.
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/sharing-your-dialup-internet-service.html

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Sooner Al [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Well, that's good to know... Thanks...

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"Chuck" <none@example.net> wrote in message news:in1c811l1bfjr7mt7tdq45f8hk9piqsuam@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 14 May 2005 07:54:03 -0500, "Sooner Al [MVP]"
> <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote:
>
> <SNIP>
>
>>Another alternative may be to replace the ICS box with a dedicated broadband router. That way you
>>can control the number of DHCP assigned IP addresses and the address range. Of course this
>>presumes
>>your using a broadband ISP versus a dialup ISP...
>
> Al,
>
> There are a number of routers which support dialup, as long as the dialup
> service is PPP compatible. Sharing dialup internet service doesn't have to
> require using ICS.
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/sharing-your-dialup-internet-service.html
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
> Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it comes from experience.
> My email is AT DOT
> actual address pchuck sonic net.


limit number of IP addresses allowed to be issued