Networking 2 XP CPU's

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  1. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

    D0ct0rteeth

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    #1
    Need some windows help... Im sorry :)

    I need to share a internet connection between a windows 98 and a windows xp cpu

    What do I need?

    And can I install office on both cpus, or do i need to buy 1 copy of officexp and one copy of office 98

    Router? I need a checklist and prices.

    Thanks.

    -Chris
     
  2. MacBandit macrumors 604

    MacBandit

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    #2
    This should go in general discussions. Unfortunately there is no question forum on MacRumors for anything but Mac Questions.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #3
    All you need is a cross over cable or a hub.
    Either connect to two directly with the cross over cable, or hook them both up to a hub.
    Then set the IP addresses on each machine to:

    1st box:
    192.168.0.1

    2nd box:
    192.168.0.2

    And set a subnet mask on both of 255.255.255.0, once one is connected to the web, on the other just go through a new internet connection wizard and say that you access the web via a LAN. Now you should be in business.
     
  4. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    That's almost correct. You also need to turn on internet conection sharing on the one computer that does connect to the internet. Then is should all work (in theory).

    BEN
     
  5. mac15 macrumors 68040

    mac15

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    #5
    dude, I'm not going to pick on you but have you yet to realise this is a mac site? I mean as much as we'd like to help you......why did you ask on MacRumors.com a mac only site?
     
  6. cb911 macrumors 601

    cb911

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    #6
    man i feel sorry for you having to work with PC's, but hey, this is a Mac site....

    good luck with those PCs anyway.
     

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