Help with home network

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  1. Acerxz

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    My friend just got a new comp and he is too cheap to pay for broadband. He wants to network 2 computers and use dialup for internet. Is this possible? What does he need to do this.
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  2. CyberBullets

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    yes its possible. Use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) but 1 computer has to be connected to use it, and a nic with a x-over cable between them.

    or they can both use a modem.
     
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    :werd: What he said.
     
  4. Acerxz

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    Thanks.
    But how about a detail step by step for the retards. :wavey:
    He wants me to do it because believe it or not I know more than him about computers and thats not saying much.

    So what do i need to hook them up to work together and what steps do I have to take.

    Thanks.
     
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    Is this correct?


    HUB

    CABLES

    So I run a network cable from the new computers nic to the hub and then that cable above(its kinda far to the other room but that should be long enough) from the hub to the other computers nic?

    Then enable Internet Connection Sharing on both computers?

    Is that correct? Will this allow both computers to share files also? What about printer and scanner?

    Also, since this is being done using dialup for internet, does just the new computers modem need to be connected to the phone jack? And if so,
    Does the primary computer need to be on if someone on the other computer wants to go online?

    Thanks for all the help guys :)
     
  6. Rob

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    You only have to enable internet connection sharing on the computer that has the modem in it. And that computer will have to be on for someone on the other computer to use the internet. Filesharing is indepedent but should be a matter of enabiling file and print sharing.
     
  7. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    for just two computers, you won't need a hub, just get a cross-over cable. If you don't know what it is, go to Best Buy/Officemax/etc. and ask for one, they should be able to help you. This cable will plug the two computers directly into each other.

    Enable Internet connection sharing wizard on the computer that dials in.

    If you want to do File and Printer Sharing, and since you already have the hardware to do it set up, you'll probably want to run the Network Wizard in XP.
     
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    Both computers will be running windows 98.
     
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    :barf:
     
  10. CyberBullets

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    do yourself a favor... boot to dos and type this

    Code:
    format c: /q /u
    
    that will fix that problem :bigthumb:
     

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