I have just set up a 2 computer network using a netgear hub and 2 netgear nic`s.The network appears to be ok,I have printed a document from the client via the server.I am using Win 98.How ever,I cannot get my interent shared .Can any one suggest software for dummies that I could try. Alan
Do you use a firewall, if so look at the help files for ics, on zone alarm it is a setting "This computer is an ICS/NAT Gateway" choosing this setting should make your connection work. i presume you have set up Internet connection sharing (ICS) on the server pc.
It is my understanding that to share an Internet connection the hub, switch or router must have a WAN port to allow access to the Internet. You can network two computers without using a hub by connecting a length of crossover casble between the two computers connected to the NIC cards in this way it is possible to share files, printer and Internet. If you use a intermediate device such as a hub, switch or router you must use straight through cable.