Networking 2 XP CPU's

D0ct0rteeth

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 11, 2002
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Franklin, TN
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
 

edesignuk

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Mar 25, 2002
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London, England
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.
 

saabmp3

macrumors 6502a
Jul 22, 2002
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Tacoma, WA
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
 

mac15

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Dec 29, 2001
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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?