Networking 101 needed please.

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rook1111

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Hi all, I have never needed to try to set up a network until and basically I'm totally lost. Could someone please help me with some idiot proof steps to connect 2 computers? I've got 2 ethernet cards and ethernet cable connecting them, I tried setting them up in Win98 but didn't take long until I was in over my head. Anyone offer any helps/steps please?

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You will need a cross over cable if you are not going to use a hub. Then you need to install Client for MS Networks and a protocol on each computer. Netbuei is the easiest, no configuration required. If you chose TCP/IP (if you are going to do things like play games), you will need to give each a unique IP address (like 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2)and the same subnet(255.255.255.0).

Hopefully I didn't leave out any steps
 
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Another way for linkig up two 98 machines is to get a parallel cable, connected it to the lpt1 ports, then go to programs, then accesories then direct cable connection.
then follow the prompts. It is really easy
 
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the parallel cable technique is wack. You definitely want a TCP/IP network because you can also share one internet connection, play games, etc. The other alternative is IPX/SPX but don't bother with that either.
By the way, that Microsoft Internet Sharing Wizard is a total waste of time. Get a proxy - a good one is pppshare.
 
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