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Peer-To-Peer Network Win9x

By sam ·
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>Hi Guys!
>I'm try to set up a peer to peer network (Win98se) using five (5)
>workstations and sharing the internet from one (1) modem or DSL.
>Do you have any suggestion.
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>Anything at all will help,
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>Sam Hodges
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by Chris G In reply to Peer-To-Peer Network Win ...

I've done this a couple ways:
One with a router, which costs more.
Or you can use the 98se feature of Internet connection sharing. You will need to install two network cards into the PC connected to the modem. Make sure you can establish a connection to the internet through the modem or DSL. Then install ICS, it will assign a default IP address of 192.168.0.1 to the other network card in the PC. This allows you to setup the rest of your peer to peer network with IP addresses with the gateway set to 192.168.0.1 to essentially route through the PC with two NICS.

If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me chris@dwg1.com I do several installs like this for AT&T as a subcontractor.

Hope this helps.

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by BV2 In reply to Peer-To-Peer Network Win ...

Regarding the above answer - you don't need two network cards. One is just fine - as long as the other PCs have the same subnet and workgroup, they can use the NIC for the internet connection and the peer-to-peer. Keep in mind that the ip address on each machine needs to be 192.168.0.x, with x=1 on the computer with the physical connection (which ICS installs by default).

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by BV2 In reply to Peer-To-Peer Network Win ...

Unless of course you are specifically using DSL - then you would need the two network cards. You wouldn't if it was a dial-up connection, but if it was it would be silly to spread 56K between five people.

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by tuqan In reply to Peer-To-Peer Network Win ...

1. Place a second NIC card in the HOST computer (preferrably one of different make and model than the Modem NIC card yet configured the same as all other Workstation cards in the network).

2. a) Make sure that you are using Microsoft Client Login, NETBEUI and TCP/IP protocols on this card as well as all other workstation NIC cards. b) Select File and Printer Sharing. c) DO NOT ALTER IN ANY WAY the pre-existing Modem NIC card settings of the HOST computer. These settings are mapped by the ISP and your modem will only recognize that card at that mac address. But for testing purposes you will need to assign a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 to all other NIC cards in the network. d) Assign a NETWORK GROUP NAME that will be used to designate your Network and then chose a COMPUTER NAME for every computer within the network.

3. Using a CROSSOVER CABLE connect this new network card from the HOST into preferably an 8 point HUB.

4. Using PATCH CABLE connect all other WORKSTATIONS into the HUB via their NIC cards.

4. Reboot the Host computer and all other workstations. Now you will see a login screen. You must enter the correct password here or the network will not function. Hitting the cancel or ESC buttons will get you to the desktop but will nullify the Network connection. This being done click on the Network Neighborhood icon of the HOST computer. Here you should see each of the Workstations. If you do not see them immediately click on the Entire Network icon.

5. Only after having established that you now have a working network can you then move on to giving each station access to the Modem. This will be done by using ICS or Internet Connection Sharing. On the HOST ONLY go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs >Windows Setup > Internet Tools > Internet Connection Sharing. Follow the Wizard here and you will do fine.

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