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hi guys i am new to this. I am looking to provide a zero configuration network access, that will allow users with laptops to connect into our dedicated cat5 network ...
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    Zero configuration network access


    hi guys i am new to this. I am looking to provide a zero configuration network access, that will allow users with laptops to connect into our dedicated cat5 network for guests and then get internet access, without having to change their network settings.

    any help is much appreciated

    Dan

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    Are you using DHCP? They would not have to configure anything if their pc is configured to obtain an address automatically. Which is most likely the case.

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    I want them to be able to get on the internet whether they are using DHCP or static IP addreses.

    Dan

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    I am no network specialist so someone else might have a better answer but I think that is not possible. If you have a DHCP network in the 192.168 range and someone walks in with a static ip in another range (let's say 10.10.10.75) he will not be able to network.
    Is this a network setup at the workplace? Most people will use a dynamic ip address rather than a static one anyway.

    It seems there is a solution to anything these days. Maybe some third party software or something.
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    Like everyone's said already, DHCP would be the way to go. If you have a computer that's using static IP, then you have to manually configure it manually. That's where DHCP comes in handy. Nothing needs to be configure.
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