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02-10-2003, 03:06 PM
Does anyone know anything about tcp/ip. I am trying to install a firewall and it says that I have to have it. I was under the impression that was for a network. Any help will be appreciated.
02-10-2003, 03:44 PM
If you posted that you are using TCP/IP. Which firewall Program are you installing?
02-10-2003, 04:10 PM
Drop me a PM, I will be glad to try to help you.
How are you currently connecting to the internet? Willing to bet, you are using TCP/IP, either with a dial-up modem, or a variation of high speed. Also what operating system are you using? e.g. windows 95/98, NT, etc. And how do you connect to the internet? What type of firewall are you trying to install?
02-10-2003, 07:36 PM
Actually all of the internet is on TCP/IP. The DoD invented it for just this purpose.
Since you are either on a dial-up, DSL or cable modem you are more than likely pulling a dynamic IP address. (You can only get a static IP address if you request it and that costs more $$$)
Call your ISP and ask them what your TCP/IP settings are. They will be able to tell you. Or they may have a support website that would have that info.
Here is a way to find out for sure. Open up an MS-DOS prompt while you're online, type in "ipconfig /all" (without the quotes) and press enter. You will get a bunch of info. One line will say DHCP. If this is enabled, you have a dynamic IP address.
If you need any help PM me or you can get me on AOL instant messenger at work. My aol id is richhssu.
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