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Connection NT Srv 4.0 to Windows 98

By whyaskwhy ·
My Windows 98 has internet connection, a scaner,a printer. How can I connect NT Server 4.0 as a client to Windows 98 and share the internet connection and other resources. The reason is that I don't want to move all the cables around. Thank you.

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Connection NT Srv 4.0 to Windows 98

by Larrywins In reply to Connection NT Srv 4.0 to ...

You will have to setup your Windows 98 as a proxy server to allow the NT machine to have access to the internet. As for the Printer, make it a shared resource. I have heard of networkable scanner software, but I have not seen any.

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Connection NT Srv 4.0 to Windows 98

by jaolson40 In reply to Connection NT Srv 4.0 to ...

Attaching to the Windows 98 machine works OK, but requires an additional NIC in the Windows 98 machine and the purchase of (or creation of) a cross-over cable,a s well as going through the installation and configuration of the Internet Sharing software on the Windows 98 machine and the setup of the NT machine (the config disk that the Internet Sharing Wizard creates on the Win98 machine doesn't seem to work on Windows NT computers).

A far easier way to do it would be to pick up one of those home DSL routers. The IP you have been assigned gets assigned to the router, both the Win98 and NT machines lease an internal address from the router itself (far, far easier to set up), and some even come with a built-in firewall for added security. Set up of these routers is a snap through a web browser. And, unlike the internet sharing, you can shut down the Win98 machine without affecting access to the internet from the NT box.

After that, just share out the printer on the Windows 98 machine. As for the scanner, I think you're out of luck unless it came advertised as networkable. :)

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