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CONNECT COMPUTER TO DIFFERENT NETWORKS

By meltvn ·
This is my problem.
I have two different networks both running Win98. It is also two different departments that is not working together except for my departments one computer that has to connect to a Novell server for a financial program to work. Irun a 10 base network the Novell department run 100 Base UTP5. My computer must be on my local network and also connect to the Novell server. At the moment it is connected to the server directly from their hub and not connected to my local network. What must I do to connect the computer to both my local and Novell network? 1. Will it work if I connect the two hubs and the computer to the local 10 base hub? 2. Must the connection be twisted cable? 3. What protocols are to be used especially to the Novell server? 4. IS two network cards a solution? 5. My local network has a network printer so I use TCP/IP with static IP addresses. 6. What connection method must I use to connect my computer locally and to the Novell server?

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Hi!

You aren't telling what versio n of Novell you're using.

It should work if you just connect the hubs to each other.

You dosen't need to use TP, Twisted Pair, but it is better than BNC.

If you connect the hubs to each other you can connect your computer to any of the hub and it will see both networks or rather one network, becaus connecting the hubs will amke one bigger network rather than two small ones.

If there are any comapny issues such as the two networks respective traffic should not be on other network then you shouldn't connect them.

I suggest using TCP/IP only and make your Novell server use it too. But you could also use both TCP/IP and IPX/SPX on your computer.

If you want two separated networks two NICs is your only sollution.

/Hasse

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by rcube In reply to CONNECT COMPUTER TO DIFFE ...

To answer you questions: 1) Yes, if your 100baseT hub has an autosense 10/100 port. If not, you need to buy a 10/100 hub. 2) To interconnect hubs, you need a cross-connect cable. 3) I suggest staying with TCPIP for your department and maintain IPX/SPX on the Novell network so that traffic would be confined per department. 4) Two NICs on the Novell server would work also. 5) No problem w/ this current setup. 6) If you just connect the hubs, you don't have to change anything.

Good luck.

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by jyimcse In reply to CONNECT COMPUTER TO DIFFE ...

1. Yes if it is not to difficult. Make sure that the hubs a compatible. The 100BaseT hub should be able to support 10baseT.
2.NO, not if your nic and hub supposts thinnet.
3. You need to install client service for netware on the windows 98 computer.
4. yes, if it is easlier to cable the computer rather then the hubs.
5. CSNW will install ipx/spx. It will coexist with TCP/IP
6. Once you install csnw, you should have access to the novell server. You need to make the username and password the same for the Novell Server as well as the windows password and/or the other network, so that you have access to resources for both networks

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by -Q-240248 In reply to CONNECT COMPUTER TO DIFFE ...

The easiest way to do this would be to add a second network card to your WIn98 PC. One to the Novell server, the other to your network. Connecting the hubs together would allow the entire networks access to each other.

Bind IPX on the added NIC and have at it...

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by rschmid In reply to CONNECT COMPUTER TO DIFFE ...

Am running the same type system here, reccommend tying the hubs together and binding IPX to your machine. Saves money and allows for the use of rconsole (Novell 4.11 here) on the PC to access the novell server and perform admin tasks. Two net cardscan be a pain in the butt to configure and maintain, try to keep it on the CAT5 side you'll be much happier if you do

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