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Installing a 2nd network card

By lchungwe ·
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I had a 3com Fast Ethernet XL 10/100MB TX Ethernet NIC (3C905-TX)installed and connected to cable modem. Intending to install 3Com 3C905B-TXM fast Ethernet due to wanted to connected to another pc(laptop).

Is it recommended to do so? Any conflicts?

Any setting to set??

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by mreid In reply to Installing a 2nd network ...

I assume you are running Win9x or NT. If so, not a problem. Just make sure you have a free interupt. You will not want them to share an interupt. However, with Windows 9X, it should automatically set up the new card wherever available. Once setup, just select appropriate bindings and such so that you will direct the NIC's in the appropriate direction.

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by calves In reply to Installing a 2nd network ...

In case you do not have a free interrupt, just by a hub for 30.00.

Good Luck!

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by tysonmathews In reply to Installing a 2nd network ...

If your running WIn9X then no problem. It will take care of it for you. If NT then youll have to configure it yourself. Be sure there on diffenrt IRQ's and also you may need a hub. If you have an RJ45 cross-over then you do not need a hub. If you hae 2 straight though RJ45's then you'll need to connect them via a hub.

Good Luck!

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by FB-Way In reply to Installing a 2nd network ...

Installing a 2nd nic and connecting it to another pc via a crossover cable or hub (as stated in answer #3) will work. However, it will not give the second computer access to the internet. If you desire to give the second computer internet access via the cable modem, you must incorporate a proxy server to provide NAT (network address translation) to the second PC. This can be accomplished relatively easily by employing one of the following...

1. A proxy program like Wingate. However, it isn't compatible with everything and has problems with some gaming communities.

2. A router/firewall. For about $200 you can go to comp-usa and pick up an internet router (with NAT proxy built in) and it's really easy to configure. You just need to connect that to your cable modem, then a hub to the router, then the pcs to the hub. No second nic needed.

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by jp-mattenet In reply to Installing a 2nd network ...

Just to make things more complicated...
You can set up a linux Box with 2 Cards and IP-MASQUERADE to have internet access on both machines...

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