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networking windows 98 and xp machines


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#1 bikenerrd

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 01:39 PM

Ok, so I've got my two nics in and a crossover cable going. I set up the IPs and subs to match expcept for the last digit or two (.10 and .11 for example) but, I can't even ping either PC and someone told me that if I want to share files and the cable modem connection like I want to, I'll need to get a hub and get my money back for the crossover cable.

Other than upgrading the older 98' PC to XP, any clues?

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 10:56 PM

So one computer has two nics with one nic connected via crossover to another computer and the other nic connected to the cable modem?

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 04:55 PM

Yeah, and now that doesn't seem right huh?. A coworker told me to install a nic in each. I think what I need is just a hub.
So should the setup be from cable modem to hub and from hub to each pc? I can return the extra nic. Is that right?

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 09:29 PM

Yes the easiest solution is definitely a small hub that you connect the router and the two computers two. Then both computers get an ip address from the router and talk directly to it

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 03:47 PM

Also you need to install netbeui onto the xp machine because it's disabled or something like that. I was having problems too and came across that you had to install it. I'd tell you how to do it but it's been so long ago and I have forgotten. Good luck though.

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 07:15 PM

Hi . I have a simular setup . Run down to the local Walmart and get a Linksys NR401 router. About $40. Works great. In truth any router will do what you need . You may want to get one with a built in print server so they can share one printer.
All-in-one printer don't work with print servers. Hope this helped. Please double check with the Sys Admin here before acting on this advice.


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Posted 17 January 2005 - 10:23 AM

cool, now I just need to find the time....

and thanks for the tip on the print server option. that was my intention to also share the printer. I'll let you know if I have more trouble...


thanks again.
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Posted 17 January 2005 - 01:29 PM

Go to START\CONTROL PANAL\NETWORK SETUP WIZARD to connect your computers (under XP) and run the setup . Make a network disk when prompted .
It does not get any easier. By the way if you install a print server turn off printer share in My Network properties. If you don't when you install the network it will cross link the print drivers as if the printer was hooked to each machine. You will have sets of drivers for each printer. I just went throught that( I have 12 computers hook up on my LAN at home what a headache that was). If you want to control the second computer from the first try http://www.realvnc.com . Works great and its freeware. Hope this was of some help.

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