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Reconfigure Netbios On Windows Xp

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#1 meandmypc


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Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:07 AM

[size=1]Hi, Everyone, I would be Grateful if you Can Help = I wish to Reconfigure NetBIOS on Windows XP…
That is = to Disable NetBIOS and Reconfigure TCP/IP to use WINS. (I am not on a Network)
I therefore need to find my IP Address of the WINS Server.
I have = RUN ipconfig/all (in the Black console window) and have found an address similar to this 12 digit example = 00-0S-7B-GF-5C-DG This is the only static address I can Find, Is this the Wins Server IP Address ??
Or can anyone advise me of a more Definitive way of obtaining the Address.
Many Thanks & best Wishes,

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:56 AM

You don't need to worry about WINS if you are not on a network. The number you mentioned as 00-0S-7B-GF-5C-DG is the MAC address of your network card this is a unique number that is assigned to the NIC.

For what reason are you looking for IP addresses. If you have not network this would prove dificult. If you can explain what it is you are trying to achieve I may be able to help you further.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 12:03 PM

Go to Start and then Run. Type in cmd and press enter.
At the command line type in ipconfig and press nter.

The IP Address will be your computer's IP address.
The Default Gateway will either be you modem or router's IP address.
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#4 meandmypc

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 03:43 PM

The purpose of my Query is In Order To Close Possible Security Holes as Recommended by "Symantec" =

"In Windows XP, NetBIOS is not necessary for networking unless you have NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000 Pro or Windows 98 computers on your network. So, in order to close security holes, simply disable NetBIOS. Before disabling NetBIOS, you must configure TCP/IP to use WINS.

Configure TCP/IP to use WINS

with "Classic View" engaged click Start > Control Panel > Network Connections
Right-click on Local Area Connection and select Properties from the menu
Click on the General tab
Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) from the Components list
Click Properties
Click Advanced in the Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) Properties window
Click on the WINS tab
Click Add
Type the IP Address of the WINS Server
Click Add
Click OK to close the Advanced TCP/IP Settings window
Click OK to close the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)) Properties window
Click OK to close the Local Area Connection Properties window"

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 04:07 PM

Go to Start > Run and type services.msc then press <Enter>. Scroll down to TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper. Double click it. Change the Startup type: to Disabled. Click the Stop button then click OK Depending on your firewall look for NetBIOS in connection permissions and deny it any access. Under the WINS tab don't worry about inserting an IP address seeing as you are not on a networked setup. Just disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP and click OK > OK. Exit out of everything and you should be all set security wise.

Edited by TheTerrorist_75, 25 January 2007 - 04:08 PM.

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