Networking Windows XP Professional to 98 Rel.1

  Gary 19:35 17 Jan 2003
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  Gary 19:35 17 Jan 2003

I am buying a new computer running WinXP Pro and want to network it to my current computer which runs Win98 release 1. Will I be able to set up internet connection sharing using this setup or must both computers be running XP to do this?

  powerless 19:43 17 Jan 2003

You can.

Windows 98 and windows XP can be used together.

  Grambo 20:01 17 Jan 2003

I networked same spec machines using Netgear Network Starter Kit. £50 PC World. HTH

  recap 20:03 17 Jan 2003

Gary, any O/S's will work together whether it be Windows and Mac's or Windows 9x, 2K, Me or XP. Some have little quirks to overcome but they do work eventually.

  Gary 20:33 17 Jan 2003

I understand that I can network the two together. However, what I am specifically interested in is connection sharing. I am hoping to get a broadband connection in the not-too-distant future and so need to be able to share this across the network I setup.

However, I seem to remember reading that it was not possible to share an Internet connection on if any of the machines were running an older operating system than Win98 release 2. Is this the case? Will I be able to share the connection my Win XP system has with my Win98 (release1) system?

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