Networking 2 Win98 computers

  NeilW 10:09 06 May 2004
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Is there anyone, probably many, that could suggest a way of networking 2 Win98 computers running Pentiums at 450 and 533 MHz - not including wireless methods. Suggestions for kit would also be welcomed. I may look to include a WinXP computer as well in the longer term. Would this also allow for the Broadband service to be used on the other puters?
Many thanks

  mgmcc 10:26 06 May 2004

Network adapter in each PC, connect with "crossover" CAT5 ethernet cable, set up Internet Connection Sharing on the PC connected to the broadband modem.

That's it in the simplest form. The 'host' PC obviously has to be running for the 'client' to have internet access.

When (if) you want to add an additional PC, you need to include, ideally, a router in the system so that any PC can acees the internet independently, without a 'host' PC having to be running. Otherwise, you need a hub/switch to allow three PCs to be networked and use the 'host' PC's shared internet connection.

With a router, you need to be able to connect to the broadband modem by ethernet, NOT USB, so if your connection is currently ADSL connected by USB, this would have to be replaced with an ethernet modem, or use a router with built-in ADSL modem.

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