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By Oleg Kravenkov ·
I am trying to build home network. It would contain only 2 computers through the Direct Cable Connection. Both computers have Windows 98 installed.

I experience 2 major problems:

1. I cannot go to the Internet through Dial-Up Coonection and at the same time connect my computers by Direct Cable Conection.

2. I cannot activate The Internet sharing function on any of my computers. Windows says that I don't have networking hardware and it would continue with activation. Could you tell me if there is any way I can activate Intenet Sharing function or not.

Thank you in advance.

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by smarkow In reply to Direct Cable Network Prob ...

Unfortunately, DCC (Direct Cable Connection) does not support ICS (Internet connection sharing). You need to set up a more conventional network for this to work, including 2 NIC's and either a hub or a crossover cable. Many kits to do this are readily available at electronics stores for about $60.

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by Orkboss In reply to Direct Cable Network Prob ...

Yup, Answer 6 is right on as far as sharing your internet connection.

Also, I suspect the reason you can't access your modem while connected to the other computer using DCC, is that DCC uses a serial cable. (Usually the wide one in the back of your computer. A typical setting for that Serial port is COM 2 IRQ 3) That serial port is likely using the same IRQ as your modem.
If that's the case, you'll be able to do one or the other, but not both at the same time.

Good luck
-io

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by donhuffman In reply to Direct Cable Network Prob ...

You are trying to use a file transfer only cable, not what you need for a real network. you need NIC cards in both boxs and then either the proper crossover cable (cat5) or the preferred setup is to use a small 5 port Hub and connect with standard Cat 5 cables. this also allows for growth.

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