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What is the best way to link two offices that are located in two different town? Customer would like to share their QuickBooks database.They currrently have WIn95/98 workstaions, no servers. Just peer to peer.
I thought about a 56k dedicated data circuit. What is entail? How do I set ip up?

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by icp11486 In reply to Link two locations

Ok did you think about airports?

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by shmaltz In reply to Link two locations

If you have 2 locations then you allready outgrew Quick Books and you should upgrade to a different prodcut, since there is no known good way to access a quick books database remotely except if you want to lease a real expensive line.
The reason tothe above is that Quick books is not designed good for network it sends too much data over the network.
The only way to access it remotelly is using a terminal server where the program itself also runs locally and not only the database, and the only thing travling over the network is the screen output and the mouse/keyboard input.

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by Ferrenburg In reply to Link two locations

I don't see any inexpensive solution for you here. You could setup a win2K or NT server at both locations and internet access at both locations then configure for Virtual Private Network. Quickbooks is not exactly going to be happy running data over a slow connection either. I would recommend at least 128K pipe. Dual Channel ISDN would work but could be very spendy. If both sites have DSL or Cablemodem access you might be able to make it happen. Either way the solution you need is not for the Novice. I'm not sure what your abilities are and won't assume you're a newbie but you may need to recruit a local computer Consultant. Here in Vegas I manage about 30+ LANs and at least two of them run VPNs to California and they actually perform OK over cablemodem. Good Luck!!

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by hclarius In reply to Link two locations

Windows 98 comes with Personal Web Server. Install and start service. Your Win98 machine then becomes a web server.
Find the IP address of this machine, (Run winipcfg) set up a system DSN for your database and develop some asp pages to share the data. You may not want to keep this connection open 24/7 for security reasons and your ISP may frown upon this.

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