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{Advice Given} - Networking two laptops and desktop PC

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by changll, Mar 3, 2000.

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  1. changll

    changll Thread Starter

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    I'm new at networking. I would like to network 2 laptops and 1 desktop.

    1) What equipment do I need?

    2) And if I'm running Win98, do I need any other software?

    3) What kind of transfer rate can I expect out of this simple network?
     
  2. LarryCore

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    1) A network card for each computer. PC Card NICs for the laptops, and a PCI one for the desktop. A hub to plug all the wires into.

    2) Nope - 98 has all you need for standard networking.

    3) That depends on the hub and NICs you buy. If you get 100BaseT (which I recommend) you will get a very fast transfer rate.

    Note - this will NOT share the Internet over your network. For that you will need a proxy server. Windows 98SE has a simple one built in though.
     
  3. changll

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    thanks larrycore! i will try those out.
     
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