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Warning! This page is not complete! Following the procedure here will probably cause your home network and Internet connection to stop working. Come back later once this warning has been removed and you may then follow the procedure.

The following is a step by step guide on configuring your Windows XP computer or Windows 2003 (.NET) Server to talk on the Internet, your home network and Melbourne Wireless, all while taking steps to protect your data safe from nasties such as Internet worms and ScriptKiddies.

What you need


  1. Click Start, Control Panel.
  2. If you are using Category View select Network and Internet Connections then Network Connections, otherwise simply double-click Network Connections.
  3. Rename your interfaces such that you have "Home", "Internet" and "Melbourne Wireless" assigned to the correct network devices attached to your computer.
  4. Enter your Melbourne Wireless IP allocation given to you by locfinder into the following fields, then press Next.
    IP Allocation: /
  5. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Notepad.
  6. Copy the section of text between the horizontal rules below, then in Notepad select Edit and Paste. Click File and Save As.... Click Desktop from the icons on the left, then in the File name: text box replace the text with mwnetsh.txt. Click Save, if you are prompted with a window asking Do you want to replace it? then select Yes.
  7. Click Start, Run and type in netsh.exe -f "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\mwnetsh.txt then press OK. That's it!

# Make sure this is the first line of text appearing in Notepad
# The text must appear exactly the same in Notepad as it does here for this to work
pushd interface ip
set address name="Home" source=dhcp
set dns name="Home" source=dhcp
set wins name="Home" source=dhcp
set address name="Melbourne Wireless" source=static addr= mask=
set dns name="Melbourne Wireless" source=static addr=none register=PRIMARY
set wins name="Melbourne Wireless" source=static addr=none
set address name="Internet" source=dhcp
set dns name="Internet" source=dhcp
set wins name="Internet" source=dhcp
# Make sure this line is the last line copied into Notepad


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