Vista Home Premium Network Capability

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by RFY, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. RFY

    RFY Guest

    Does Vista Home Premium have the capability to set up a client/server private
    network? I am trying to set up a Hauppauge MediaMVP device with my pc over a
    wired (crossed wire) direct connection and keep getting messages that the
    device cannot get an IP address from my pc, altho my network seems to be ok.
    RFY, Mar 22, 2008
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  2. RFY

    Malke Guest

    In order for a device to get a dynamic IP address, there must be a DHCP
    server on the network. In home networks, this is usually done by a router.
    In work networks with a server, this is usually done by an actual server
    although it can be done with a router there, too. I'm not sure what you're
    doing but it seems to me that you probably want to assign static IP
    addresses. Your computer would not act as a DHCP server in any case which
    is why you're getting that error message. Vista Home Premium cannot act as
    a real server, but I'm not sure that you need that anyway.

    Malke, Mar 22, 2008
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