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How to Add a Computer Domain

A computer's domain is the specific network group to which it is assigned. The domain name determines which computers on the network can readily access the PC, as only computers assigned to the same domain will be able to interface with the computer without hassle. Adding the computer to a domain is done by changing the Workgroup setting within the operating system.

  1. Step 1 Right-click "My Computer" and select "Properties."
  2. Step 2 Click on "Advanced Settings" if you are using Vista or 7. Skip this step if you are using XP.
  3. Step 3 Click on the "Computer Name" tab.
  4. Step 4 Click the "Change" button.
  5. Step 5 Enter in the name of the domain to which the computer should be added into the "Workgroup" field. Press "OK."

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DNS stands for Domain Name System. The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities. Most importantly, it translates domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical identifiers associated with networking equipment for the purpose of locating and addressing these devices worldwide.

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Well you install the printer on the PC required, then in the setup SHARE the printer. You must then install a printer in each one of the "Clients" when asked what sort, use NETWORKED printer and navigate to where ya Printer is on the network using the "Browse" and choose it, then ya good to go.
I have found a more detailed link for your Convience http://uis.georgetown.edu/software/documentation/winxp/winxp.network.printer.html

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dns= domain naming service or something alike...
you don't have normally to anything to your router other than allowing incoming traffic to port 80...once you do that, you should be all set..frrom your computer at home if you type your domain name, your pc actually goes to the internet clowd and accesses you new domain name based on the info gathered by dyndns...then comes back to the ip that your ISP assigned you and hits your webserver...

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keep an eye on the ip assigned to you by the ISP..if it changes by DHCP your webserver won't be seen by the outside..

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DNS, a.k.a Domain Name System is a database system thattranslates a computer's fully qualified domain name into anIP address.Networked computers use IP addresses to locate and connect to eachother, but IP addresses can be difficult for people to remember. Forexample, on the web, it's much easier to remember the domain namewww.amazon.com than it is to remember its correspondingIP address (207.171.166.48). DNS allows you to connect to anothernetworked computer or remote service by using its user-friendly domainname rather than its numerical IP address. Conversely, Reverse DNS(rDNS) translates an IP address into a domain name.

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