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By dbranga ·
I have 2 win 98 machines. I was told I could network them using a hub. I also have a DSL connection. I connected the pc's and DSL to the NetGear Dual Speed Hub DS104. I can get one pc online but not the other. Also, I can't get the 2 pc's networked together to share files. Any suggestions?

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Networkin w/hub

First thing:
The DSL has to be connected to a pc (1).
pc (1) will have the dsl and a nic (ip 192.168.0.1 subnet 255.255.255.0) , pc (2) will have only the nic (ip 192.168.0.2 subnet 255.255.255.0).
Second: will depends of your os or budget;
If you have win98 se or newer you can do install internet connection sharing on pc (1) (comes free with microsoft os's. If you have win95 or win98 will have to buy a program like winproxy for +- $ 60,- (others will do, free or not but winproxy is still rated the best)
On pc (2) you have to configure the gateway to go to the ipadress of the pc (1) 192.168.0.1 the dns search order also 192.168.0.1 and dns fill in yourname and yourname.net for example.

The 2 ipadress should be almost similar and with the same subnetmask, that why you can not see your network.
I will try to find more detailed info for you.


Best of Luck

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Networkin w/hub

http://www.ositis.com/english/support/WinProxy3/sp_30_support_page_en.asp

although this is seems like for winproxy the general idea is outlined here.

there is also some artickels on zdnet.
go to how to and search on internet connection sharing (sorry cut and paste doesnt alsway work well on this site)

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by arrichter In reply to Networkin w/hub

I recently networked 2 win 98 pc's to a hub just like you are talking about. I also had problems getting the pc's to share files. I had to uninstall the TCP/IP protocols and network the pc's using NetBEUI. After I got the pc's networked - I just installed TCP/IP and set up the computers to use that protocol as the default. As far as Internet Connection Sharing goes - the last guy has it right. There are lots of programs you could use - most you have to pay for though.

Hope this helps!

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by dbranga In reply to Networkin w/hub

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by wlbowers In reply to Networkin w/hub

Ok here is the deal. When you log on to
the internet you get an IP address
assigned to you by the isp service
provider. For 2 machines you will need 2
addresses. Unless the provider can sell
you a second address { for an extra
charge of corse} you have to use a
technology known as nat. That is network
address translation. This is provided by
either software or hardware. Nat will
translate the internet goings and comings
from multiple machines to a single
address.
Now you can try to share a connection
from a computer but most people I know
don?t have much luck and you need to
have both machines on at all times and it
does slow down the computer doing the
sharing.
The simple way is to utilize one of thepersonal firewall gateway products on the
market. My favorite is Linksys. Model
BEFSR41. It is simple to install and use.
The instructions are well written and the
dang thing works. Plus you need the
protection of the firewall anyway.

Lee

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