Windows XP to Win 98se via router

  pj123 17:01 20 Apr 2006
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I have a friend who has two desktop PCs (his and hers) both running Win 98SE. On NTL BB via a Belkin router and both able to access the internet. If he switches "his" to Win XP will "hers" still be able to access the internet?

  mgmcc 19:28 20 Apr 2006

Yes.

His PC --> Router --> Internet

Her PC --> Router --> Internet

The paths from the two PCs to the internet are quite independent of one another and the operating systems are immaterial - the computers don't need to be running Windows at all, they can be running Linux or be Apple Macs.

  pj123 10:25 21 Apr 2006

Thanks, mgmcc. Will let him know that so that he can buy Win XP.

ticked.

  keef66 14:53 21 Apr 2006

that's exactly what I have at home.

Old pc Win 98se / newer pc Win XP home / work laptop Win XP pro. All attached to Netgear wired DSL router which in turn is wired to the NTL BB modem. All 3 can access the internet at the same time, or each pc on it's own. The router also allows the 2 desktops to be networked for file and printer sharing, and more importantly, gaming.

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