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File sharing for 2 computers w/ Win98

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I don't know how to get started on sharing files between 2 computers in my house. What software and/or cables would I need and how would I apply them?

Help appreciated,
Wallace Lo aka Enemy_Shadow

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by wrachet In reply to File sharing for 2 comput ...

You have essentially two options in this case. Direct cable connection or create your own home network. In either case, no software is needed because Windows already includes it. Direct cable connection requires a cable running from one serial port to another serial port. There may be other types available rather than going with a serial port. I'm not sure because I don't network this way. This is the no hardware way as I call it. I don't like this method because if you ever have to add another computer or get information off one to go to two computers it can be a pain. I recommend building your own network. This can be accomplished by installing a NIC(Network Interface Card) in both machines. Buy a 5 port network hub, 10/100T, andsome cat 5 cable with RJ45 connections. Once your mini network is setup you will need to go into Network Neighbord, set up the properties, and file/print sharing. You will need to map your network drive and make sure sharing is allowed on the file/folders you wish to share with the other machine. I hope this helps you out.

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by joemis In reply to File sharing for 2 comput ...

A simpler (and cheaper) solution is to purchase 2 network adapters and connect them directly together with a crossover cable. This will allow the machines to communicate at full duplex ethernet or fast ethernet speeds. Of course, if you need to add more machines you'll need to by the ethernet hub. After the hardware is in, just make sure that NetBEUI is installed, and that File and Printer sharing is enabled.

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by kevin.reed In reply to File sharing for 2 comput ...

Best way is to buy two networks cards and install them on each machine.
Connect them together using an RJ-45 crossover cable.
Right click on network neighborhood and select properties.
Click "Add" , "Protocol" than "Add" again.
Select "Microsoft" and then "NetBeui"
OK back to main window.
Click on the "Identification" tab.
Give each PC a different Name, but the same
Workgroup name.
The Description can be anything you want for each PC.
Go back to main window
Click on File and Print sharing
Select both items
OK back to main window
Click ok
Windows will install the neccessary files and (you may need the windows cd)
restart
Do this for each PC
To actually share files and folders, right click on the item and select sharing.
Choose what level of access you want.
Try to access from other pc

Hopev this helps

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by Zalog In reply to File sharing for 2 comput ...

All of the answers above provide great infomation and there are many alternatives to sharing files. I suggest visiting the Practically Networked website at http://www.practicallynetworked.com. This site will give you many alternatives as well as detailed instructions on setup and hardware reviews.

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