Connecting to PCs together to use a broadband

  frizby 21:49 08 May 2003
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I have 2 PCs with windows 98es. I would like to know a cheap and easy to link these together to use my broadband connection

  jimv7 21:58 08 May 2003

adsl or cable modem router.

  silliw 22:37 08 May 2003

You have a number of choices.

1. add a nic card to each machine and then connect them together using a crossover cable. you will be able to share all resources between both machines as well as the broadband on the host.

2. If both machines have usb connections - connect them together as above using wireless usb adaptors.

3. attach each nic to a router. this gives you capacity to add more machines at a later date.

You will need to run some sort of home networking utility in 98. I think this is not as straght forward as XP which I run although you will have to do something that tells windows which is the host machine and which is the client.

If you search the helproom you will find many links to broadband networking.

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