My error, I was thinking of W7 Starter.;
That has a few limits put on it, like no internet sharing, no IPP
Fortunately it's not that common from what I see on sale, Hom,e basic
seems to be the more common low-end version.
I do much the same as you, static IP everywhere apart from a couple of
connections for the phone and kindle.
Makes life much easier :-)
On Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:57:30 -0000
"David J Taylor" <gm8arv@...
> From: Andy Eskelson
> Also I think that W7 Basic is very limited in networking... so be wary of
> that if you ever come across it.
> Another thing I do is use static IP addresses, not strictly necessary,
> but I find it easier and I can then use host files to do a few things. In
> particular getting XP to become visible on the network quickly can be
> helped by adding machines to it's host file.
> In a home network, you can turn of IPV6 as well if you wish. (V6 can also
> auto setup networks)
> If you mean Windows-7 Starter edition, I have that on my Netbook and it
> links in with the rest of the network without problems. I see no
> restrictions around networking. About the only thing I haven't tried with
> that PC is EUMETCast - it runs SDR software, Plane- and Ship Plotter with
> hardware receivers, NTP, MRTG etc. and has travelled quite widely, plotting
> its position from a Garmin GPSmap 60CSx receiver via the GpsGate software
> (makes USB device visible as COM port).
> Like you, I prefer to use static addresses (although I let the Wi-Fi devices
> float with a very long lease time), and I have also disabled IPv6 support
> everywhere that I can.
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