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By wayneinreno ·
How can I network two computers together in the same office, using the same phone line.

One is running win98 the other win95.
Win95 computer is 486DX 66mhz.
Win98 computer is AMDK-6 2 400mhz.
Both are running ie5.
Is this possible?

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by dmiles In reply to Networking

Both computers can be networked using a hub to connect the phone line and each computer has a nic card,you can then set up microsoft networks using the WIN98 and then select the file and printer sharing.
It does not matter which operating system you are using for each computer.
For more reference see Knowledgebase,www.microsoft.com,about networking,or you search to get other info on computer networking.
So,yes it is possible

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by wat In reply to Networking

IT WILL NOT WORK ON THE SAME PHONE LINE. IT WOULD WORK IF YOU HAD TWO PHONE LINES, BUT THAT IS NOT AT ALL A GOOD WAY TO DO IT. THE BEST THING TO IS INSTALL NETWORK CARD IN EACH MACHINE. SET-UP THE APPROPRIATE NETWORK
PROTOCOLS (NETBEUI IS THE SIMPLEST) AND RUN
A CATEGORY 5 CROSSOVER CABLE BETWEEN THE TWO.
THE DRIVERS FOR THE CARDS WILL HAVE TO BE INSTALLED PROPERLY AND WORKING. THE WORKGROUP NAME MUST BE THE SAME AND THE COMPUTER NAMES MUST BE DIFFERENT. YOU WILL NEED FILE AND PRINT SHARING ENABLED ON EACH COMPUTER THAT SHARES RESOURCES.

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by McKayTech In reply to Networking

I assume that you want to share a dial-up Internet connection between two computers so both can surf the Web at the same time.

To do this, you'll need to do two things. The first is to connect the two computers together via some sort of network. Two cheap network cards and a crossover cable will work fine or you could add a hub and use regular cables. There are also other options (USB or serial connection) but usually the network works the best.

The second part is to install Internet connection sharing on the computer with the Internet connection. Internet Connection Sharing comes with Win98 Second Edition, but if you have an older version of Win98, a product called Sygate works very well.

If you need more specifics on how to set this up, I would be glad to comment further.

regards!

paul

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by spiceman In reply to Networking

There is a device that can be used to network 2 PC's using the phone line. CompUSA was selling it and so was Best Buy.

But as suggested by the others best if you use cross over RJ45 i.e. twisted pair cable (slightly thicker than phone cable) and have print and file sharing. If you use a hub you will need to use a non cross over cable and then you can network additional PCs and even a network printer (connected directly to the hub) instead of a shared network printer (connected to one PC on the network)

Good shopping

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