[jhb_airlines] Re: FSX

  • From: FrankTurley@xxxxxxx
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 11:48:50 EDT

In a message dated 17/07/2006 15:53:08 GMT Daylight Time, gwinsk@xxxxxxx  

I'm  thinking of having a new machine, just for FS, when the FSX version  
It will need to access ADSL, for downloads and multiplay. I  guess the 
existing machine will also need access, for email and non FS  downloads.
I can see myself turning to the list, for networking advice. But  not 
just yet

I have 3 machines on my network, one is a rather elderly machine running  
Windows 98, the next is around 6 years old (runs XP Home) and is my e-mail  
machine, the third is around 3 years old (also runs XP Home) and is my flying  
machine. I plan to buy a new machine for FSX (running Windows Vista), at which  
point I'll retire the Windows 98 machine. I have broadband access from all  
machines via a router.
I have set up all PCs to have their disk drives read/write accessed across  
the network, so if I download flying stuff to the e-mail machine, I can copy it 
 across easily to the flying machine.
When I fly on FPI I usually have Servinfo running on the e-mail machine,  
which was a life-saver when we had all those comms problems.
The only area I had problems with was opening the correct ports on the  
router to enable me to see other flyers on FPI. By trial and error I eventually 
discovered the program on the CD that came with the router that did it, but it  
wasn't mentioned in the manual. I recommend you ask about this before you buy  
the router.
Frank T.

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