I don't think that NIC is sharable, you may have to use a second NIC in that box. If you're only connecting two computers, you'll need two NICs and one crossover cable. That's all.
I have an old P-133 thats hooked up to te internet with a cable modem. I would like to
network to my other computer, a pII 350,
now can I use the network card I got when
they installed my cable modem, or do I need
another one. Oh and what do I need for my
pII350 to hooked them up?
power-b: Why did they install a NIC card with the cable modem? Or were you thinking ahead?
If you were and you have the documentation for it the first thing to do is find out what kind of card it is: manufacturer|speed|connection. Get another card that matches this one and a CROSSOVER cable and you are in business.
If you need a whole setup or are planning any future expansion Netgear offers a set including 2 10baseT cards,2 25'cat5 RJ45 cables, and a 4 port hub for $79-$89. If you want screaming speed they offer the same setup in 100baseTX which gives 100Mbps. The hub on this set has 4 ports and a switchable uplink for connecting to another hub or fifth computer. About $129
If you need Info about protocols and clients and services etc. post back and I will help you set it all up.
Edit~Check out the threads in this networking forum named 'starting...' and 'PCI vs ISA NIC cards'. Especially the last one for a little BB humor
[This message has been edited by sourjon (edited 06-07-99).]
I think you can but you will need an ethernet HUB and diferent cables. With only 1 PC and the cable Modem, a special cross-over cable is ued to conect them directly. You can't use this cable with the Hub. You will need three cables to connect the hub to each computer and to the cable Modem. You will also need a NIC card for your 350.
[This message has been edited by toms111 (edited 06-07-99).]
Thanks for all your help
If hes gonna use a cable modem he cant just get 2 NICS and a Crossover cable, he woudlnt have a place to hook the Cable up to. If your talking about 2 NICS in one computer then he could, but proxys are always annoying if you ask me (no one did . I am using i think a crossover cable from my cable modem to the uplink port on my hub, works like a charm.
My 2 Cents, American, Mind you.
first, sourjon, you need a NIC to connect to a cable modem, as they are exteranl. Second, why not just hook up the cable modem to the good computer and sell the other one?
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