> Does Vista Home Premium have the capability to set up a client/server
> 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. Thanks.
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.
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