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By nedstar ·
I have two D-LINK DE528 Network cards.
One is connected to a cable ISP which work with a dynamic IP adress.
The other card should connect my Pentium PC to my son's Pentium PC with another D-LINK card for sharing internet.
Both PC's working under Win98 Second Edition so there should be a possibility to share internet.
We can not get connected to each other, the computers finds only themselves and wount even share files over the network.
We use thin cable with protectors on both side.There are no device conflicts reported.
When adressing IP adresses in both PC's I have no internet connection anymore.
How can I solve this problem ?
Thanks a lot guys (or girls) for your time !

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by guy In reply to Home Network Mistery

Have you got a hub to connect the machines? If not you will need a special cross over cable to connect the computers. I expect you are using ping to test connectivity. If ping localhost works then you have installed the cards correctly.
Check IPaddress e.g. 10.1.1.1. and 10.1.1.2 same subnet mask e.g. 255.0.0.0.

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by nedstar In reply to Home Network Mistery

A crossover cable will result in data errors and loss of connectivity so I do not prefer this.
I really wonder if I need a hub to connect only two PC's.
Pinging localhost does work on both computers.
Thank you for your answer but my problem still remain

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by nedstar In reply to Home Network Mistery

A crossover cable will result in data errors and loss of connectivity so I do not prefer this.
I really wonder if I need a hub to connect only two PC's.
Pinging localhost does work on both computers.
Thank you for your answer but my problem still remain

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by DLe In reply to Home Network Mistery

Besides getting them the proper IP address range (10.3.2.1 /10.3.2.2) and common subnet mask (255.0.0.0), you also need to enable File/Print sharing on the computer that wants to share resources. I would not recommend file/print sharing on the one that is connected to the ISP, however.

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by Dennis@l In reply to Home Network Mistery

Go back and get your ISP configuration working. Once it is working open the control panel, select network Icon.

Do you have NetBeui protocol installed, if not select add, Microsoft NetBeui, ok, select file and print services (file & print services must be enabled for you to see each system, but they can be found by doing a search). The cable between the 2 systems must be a cross over cable which you can find at most local computer stores or they can make you one. If you don't want to install NetBeui, then just enable file & print services, it should work with the TCP/IP protocol all ready install with the right cable.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Home Network Mistery

Cross connect not necessary with coax cable, so you're ok there, but you may want to check your "protectors" which are actually 50-ohm terminators. Check them with an OHM-meter, should read 50 ohms. Should have T's and terminators on the cable.

Check the lights on the network and be sure they are lighting with connection activity when you connect the two PCs. Then be sure you use correct/sequential IP scheme. (I don't know if internet sharing requires VALID IP addresses or not, or proxy/NAT or not) but check with your ISP. Cable modems are a little different than dial-up configurations in that the cable modems are configured real-time by the ISP and may not allow a sharing connection without at least a proxy server to fool it. Check with your ISP.


If you ever need to use internal addresses, it really doesn't matter whether u use 10.0.0.0 or 198.#.#.# or any other scheme, as long as it's tranlated correctly to the internet if it is used.

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by mightyduk In reply to Home Network Mistery

Configuration:
daddy machine: de528(1): set for dhcp and plugged into cable modem
de528(2): set ip to 192.168.0.1

son machine: nic: set for ip address 192.168.0.2

cable: ensure the cable is configured properly for pc to pc (crossover for rj45, with terminators for coax)

reboot the machines, and ping each other from the command prompt: at son: ping 192.168.0.1, at daddy ping 192.168.0.2

test the daddy connection to the internet: ping www.techrepublic.com

if all pings come back correctly, your network is configured.

next follow the instructions for setting up internet sharing via win 98. Alternatively, download wingate or something and follow there instructions. That's probably what I would do, it's a lot more powerful, and simple.

good luck.

if they are pinging each other the network is w

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