[kegswindows] Re: Networking

  • From: "Roger James" <roger@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 08:00:24 -0700

Hi Mr. Russell How is everything? Hope to talk to you later,  I have not =
been on the computer as much as I would like.  I have been sick for the =
past two years. I have cancer in my head It was growing for the past two =
years I think. now they give my one to two years, I cant walk very well =
and have other things going on. Talk to you later.



people will forget what you said ....
people will forget what you did ....
but people will never forget how you made them feel
----- Original Message -----=20
From: "Pat Russell" <patrussell@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 11:13 PM
Subject: [kegswindows] Re: Networking

> Far and away the simplest solution is to put a modem on each computer =
> set each up separately to dial your ISP and connect to the Internet.  =
If you
> have enough separate phone lines you can even have both of them on the
> Internet at the same time as a lot of ISPs do not bother to check for
> multiple simultaneous connections.  It is cheating, however, to do so. =
> simple way to avoid this is to use one phone line for both computers.  =
> way, the first one gets in and the second one gets a "no dial tone" =
> Of course, if this is your one and only phone line then probably =
neither of
> your computers will get in due to competition from the female members =
> your house hold.
> If you don't want to go the simple, 2 modem way, then both '98 and XP
> support something called Windows Connection Sharing.  I have =
> this on a cable modem with Windows 2000 server.  It should work better =
on XP
> than on '98 so if you have one of each computer use the XP one as the
> "Master".  If you implement using '98 then the Master must be up and =
> in for ICS to work.
> ICS does two things.  One is it provides rudimentary networking =
> by implementing TCP/IP and something called DHCP, all with automatic,
> default settings so you can network the two connections together.  The =
> thing it does is it senses if either computer wants to access the =
> If one does, it automatically runs the dial up and log in process to =
get you
> connected.  There is usually a 15 or 20 minute inactivity timeout to =
> you up once you stop using the connection.
> You can use both computers to browse the web or access mail at Hotmail =
> any of the web based mail services.  You can access the e-mail account =
> comes with your Internet account but you have to look out for messages
> getting downloaded to the other computer.  So it is best to always =
access a
> particular mail account from a particular computer.  This works out =
well if
> your ISP provides multiple accounts and your account is set up on one
> computer and your wife's on the other.
> Et up is pretty straight ahead.  On the Master computer set up your =
dial up
> networking and make sure your network card is installed and working =
> Then drill down to where your network cards are (Right-click "Network
> Neighborhood" and select "Properties" on '98; Start, Control Panel, =
> and Internet Connections, Network Connections on XP).  Select =
> on your Network Card Icons.  You should have one for your dial up and =
> for the NIC card.  I never remember which one to do it on.  There =
should be
> an "Internet Connection Sharing" check box around somewhere.  Check it =
> you will end up going through a configuration wizard.  You should end =
> with the IP information blanked out on your NIC card although it's =
>  Other computers on your home network will end up with IP
> addresses of 192.168.0.nnn, where nnn is between 2 and 254.
> There is also a way to make a floppy which will automatically =
configure your
> "Slave" PCs.  With this as an outline check out the Help on your boxes =
> look up "Internet Connection Sharing" or ICS.  Now you see why I =
> the 2 modem approach.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kegswindows-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:kegswindows-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Kurt Mincin
> Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 10:51 PM
> To: KEGS (Windows) SIG
> Subject: [kegswindows] Networking
> Now that I have a 2nd computer, I'm going to network them.  I =
> that cabling is the cheapest way.  I would like both computers to =
access the
> internet by dial-up, since I don't have a choice for high-speed in my =
> at this time.  How do I decide between Client/Server or Peer/Peer =
setup?  Is
> there much difference between using 98 versus XP?
> Thanks
> Kurt Mincin

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