Yes, you can connect and not use PPP. Windows 2000 supports SLIP,
although only as a client; you can't dial into a Windows RAS/RRAS server
using SLIP. One of the main advantages PPP has over SLIP is that it
supports the dynamic allocation of IP addresses. With SLIP, you must
designate the address as part of the properties for the connection. Another
advantage, although not relevant in this situation, is that PPP supports
protocols other than TCP/IP. You could run IPX/SPX over a PPP connection,
for example. You can't do that with SLIP; TCP/IP is your only choice there.
For more details on using SLIP in Windows 2000, just open Windows Help
and select "SLIP, connections" from the Index tab.
I have a user who is running 2000. He was having trouble getting connected
his ISP. I found that using PPP on a NT 4.0 box could not connect either.
tried using SLIP and connected just fine with NT; however NT did force me to
choose an IP. I went to the user and tried configuring SLIP for him on
I was forced to pick an IP, I knew it would not be excepted through ISP's
Firewall, but I assigned one. I was correct! Can I connect with 2000 and
use PPP? Can I use SLIP and not assign IP?