Networking 2 PC's with 8 port hub
Hi. I'm in the process of getting a second PC, and I was wondering how to start a small network with them. I'm currently running Win98, and my first PC is using a cable modem. I need to know how to get the two to "talk" with one another. I need to know the best method of installing TCP/IP and IPX protocols. The Windows 98 manual isn't too helpful with this subject. I'm not interested in sharing the cable modem. Both network cards are 10/100 3Com Fast Etherlink PCI's. I've also got an Intel Inbusiness 8 port hub, and three short RJ45's. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
If you Don't know read this. I got this from @Home Tech support. (My cable modem is CyberSurfer)
Setting up a Home Network:
One way to set up a home network is to use Ethernet cards in each networked computer, connected to a hub that is connected to your cable modem. To set up such a network between the computers in your home, you will need at least the following gear for each computer:
A 10BaseT Ethernet card (NIC) running at 10 MB/sec. Note that Ethernet cards vary greatly in performance; an inferior card will greatly reduce the speed you achieve with your @Home service.
An RJ45 category 5 cable to connect the computer to your network hub.
For your cable modem, you may need:
An RJ45 category 5 cable to connect your cable modem to your network hub. Depending on your brand of cable modem and whether or not your hub offers a cross-connect port, you may need a cross-connect cable:
You need a cross-connect cable if you have a Motorola CyberSURFR or LANcity (Bay Networks) LCPT cable modem and your hub does not have a cross-connect port. If your hub does have a cross-connect port, connect that port to your cable modem with a standard cable.
You need a standard cable if you have a LANcity (Bay Networks) LCP cable modem.
For troubleshooting, an RJ45 category 5 cable to connect a computer directly to your cable modem (this one may have to be a cross-connect cable, depending on your type of cable modem, as listed above).
To complete your network, you'll need:
A 10BaseT Ethernet hub running at 10 MB/sec. Note that Ethernet hubs can vary in performance; an inferior hub will reduce the speed you achieve with your @Home service.
An example of how a home network could be connected together is shown here:
In this figure, the red cable between the cable modem and the hub might need to be either a standard or a cross-connect category 5 cable. This depends on your type of cable modem and whether or not your hub has a cross-connect port, as explained above. The cables between the hub and your computers are standard category 5 cables.
I got every thing hook up and now every thing is working fine. Each PCs has its own IP addresses and can share files and a printer(using NETBeui portocol+File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Network). Not bad for 2 players games
[This message has been edited by MikeTheTV (edited 07-08-99).]
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