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02-09-2003, 01:19 PM
One computer has Win ME and the other has Win 98SE. I have one phone line and both PC's have 56K modems. I use Juno and they only allow one person to be on the Internet, using my account, at a time.
How do I hook the two PC's together, so that they could share files and simultaneously use the Internet? I also want them to be safe from hackers. They are both running Norton Internet Security 2003 Pro.
02-09-2003, 01:42 PM
For a 56k myself id go for 2 NIC cards (Network Interface Cards) and crossover cable, you can buy a ntework start pack wich has the above in.
Put a NIC card in each puter and install the software on main puter first, then the other, also go into properties on your dial up connection and allow other computers to share this connection. Allow in firewall also.
02-09-2003, 02:20 PM
THIS (http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics) link should give you a good start.
Hope it helps...:)
02-09-2003, 05:12 PM
Thanks guys. I appreciate the help. I just want to be certain about one thing; Will two people be able to surf the Internet, at the same time, using these two soon-to-be networked computers?
If the computer running ME has most of the data and I want that to be the main computer, I don't know if I can use the information given on that web page. I mean the link for Win 98 is a very informative link, but the ME link is trying to promote a book. I did see the sharing an Internet connection link.
I will read the articles, but I wonder how I will adjust the settings in two different OS's and two firewalls. I hope it's easier than it sounds. What bothers me is that the two systems don't use the same OS.
02-09-2003, 05:38 PM
I don't think you have to worry about the different OS's. Internet Connection Sharing does work. ;)
Setting up 98se and ME is very similar. The only problem your gonna have is...when you're sharing a 56k connection things can be kind of slow. Don't try to download a program on one machine while trying to surf on the other. You can surf with both machines at the same time, just understand that it's going to be a little slow.
02-09-2003, 05:49 PM
Thank you for that info, Steve. That's exactly what I wanted to hear. God bless.
I found a good link that might be of interest to readers of this post. I haven't read it completely, but I saw it on a MS Newsgroup-Networking page.
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