My father is deadset on upgrading to broadband, but only if he's 100% sure it's not going to cost way too much to set up the network between our two computers on that broadband connection. I had an absolute headache trying to get the p2p network set up on our computers, one running XP Pro, the other on Win98.
With broadband would we beable to set that network up again, even if both are running a different OS? Is a broadband connection different from a dialup connection? Are new modems needed? I know you need a new one for the main computer connecting to broadband, but does that mean new network cards, or something?
I apologise for my lack of terminology here, I'm learning, slowly.
If anyone has some information, or possibly links to useful information on this I'd really appreciate it.
Also, I'm guessing it might be a good idea to update the older computer to win XP as well instead of running win98? (Win98 is Dad's computer, he's happy with that for some strange reason. I prefer XP. *shrugs* If it means getting broadband I'm sure he'll change his mind).