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By naresh ·
I have 10 computer running Win98 and i would like to network them peer to peer.I would like to use Cat5 cable.Were do i start and what else do i need.Its my fist time so i am not sure were to start and what to do.

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by md_hashim In reply to How To Peer to Peer

All you need to do is link up the comps and set permissions to what folders users can access and you should be all set.

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by LiQuiDKeWL In reply to How To Peer to Peer

Ok, this is what you need to do/get.

You need to get a HUB 5port or even and 8 port HUB. Also you will need to get Network cards for all the PC's. If this is going to be a simple network you won't need anything fantastic. so if you get network cards that are 10Mbits instead of 10/100 Mbits, just depending on how much you want to spend. You might find some 10/100 Cards that are reasonably cheap so they may be worthwhile getting. And the last you will need is a whole lot of Cat5 Cables with RJ45 Connectors on the ends. Each PC must have its own.

Once you have the cards install them onto all the PC's. Install the drivers when Windows finds that new hardware has been installed. Also make sure you have a Win98 CD present, it may ask to copy some files over.

While it is installing the drivers it will ask you to Set up TCP/IP (Might have to reboot first - just depends) in the TCP/IP Properties it will ask you for an IP address. All IP address on a network (Also all the names of the PC's) must be unique. Use IP addy's 10.0.0.1, 10.0.0.2, 10.0.0.3 and so on until all the PC's have been done.

Once that is all done you will reboot and all the PC's should be able to see each other. From then you can share data by right clicking on the folders you want to share and click on sharing.

If you have any other questions feel free to mail me.

Cheers ....

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by eBob In reply to How To Peer to Peer

Answer #2 seems pretty complete. I would like to add that you will (obviously) need at least 10 ports. The next logical size up for your needs is 16 ports, which gives you a bit of room for growth, like adding a shared Boradband Internet connection.(On this sharing Internet-thingie: there are lots of threads on how to do this in TR, just do a search.) If you can afford a switch, get one. You don't need any "fancy" configurations. Just plug it in and power it on. When your PCs are ready, just plug them in with your Cat5.

You don't HAVE to use TCP/IP. You do need to setup "some sort" of network protocol on each PC's NIC. TCP/IP is generally the "best" all round network protocol, but your needs may be different. You might be able to get away with just NetBEUI. But if you might ever want to connect with the Internet, forget that and go straight to TCP/IP.

Of course, there is the cabling to consider. If all of the systems are in the same room, and the distances are fairly short, youcan just buy a bunch of patch cords. Otherwise, you will need to have outlets installed, and cables run through the walls/ceilings back to your hub/switch.

Any of your PCs can then be setup to share files, or attached printers. The Windows Help (Start | Help) has a lot of good details on setting up these services, including a surprisingly useful Troubleshooter.

You want fancy? Well, likely not, based on your question, but once you have your basic network running you can look into:
- shared Internet
- wireless Ethernet
- setting up a print server (rather than just "sharing" a printer)

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to How To Peer to Peer

head to www.pcnineoneone.com
They have excelent documentation about networking, internetconnections sharing, etc.

Leopold

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