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    network bridging

    i have a windows 98 computer, 2 ethernet cards, and i want them to talk to each other and connect the networks on each card. i hear this is called "network bridging" in windows xp, and i know windows xp supports it, but i have only windows 98. is it possible?

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    Yes its possible but(someone correct if i am wrong), it needs third party software. I had done this at one point with a program but its name escapes me, because i don't think 98SE will let you do it without these programs. Check out here and look under networking.

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    You have 'a computer'? You need two machines. If you have two, it's a piece of cake.
    Security isn't as good on 98 as on NTFS (W2K & XP) machines, and sharing an internet connection is a little more work.
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    You need two machines
    i believe he wishes to have his one pc connected to two sep networks, with two sep cards, entirely possible.

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    i'll go into more detail:

    there are 3 pcs, all running windows 98 (although one may go into linux from time to time, but it's not ethe computer i'm talking about here). there's a dsl modem. there's a 4-port hub (small, i know) which has the dsl modem and 3 computers connected. everthing worked, everyone was happy.

    enter the laptop. after buying a pcmcia ethernet card for $10, i put it into the laptop, and configured the computers to work together. problem was, i had to unplug one computer to plug the laptop in.

    enter a second ethernet card. i put this into the main computer. this way all computers could be connected at once. problem is that the laptop can't access the other 2 computers or the internet.

    what i want to do is to "bridge" the two ethernet cards in the computer so that one network can talk to the other network with the laptop and vice versa. it's easy to accomplish in linux, i've heard, and it's built into windows xp, but i don't know of a solution for windows 98.

    //edit: like what ride-or-die said

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    yea entirely possible, check the link i gave you and in a few minutes i'll get my TCP/IP network book(the mcse cert one) because i think its in there.

    I'll reply soon as i know

    edit// Try this site, looks very promising: here
    Last edited by RoD; 09-29-2002 at 09:50 AM.

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    after looking at this page
    http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/routeset.htm
    i tried the command
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    route add 192.168.0.50 192.168.0.11
    where 192.168.0.50 is the ethernet ip address of the connection to the laptop, and the other one is the older network card used to connect to the hub. unfortunately, it didn't work. so i'm going to do a bit more research.

    anyone see something on that page i overlooked?

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    i think i'll just shell out for a bigger hub. it's just really weird how windows 98 doesn't support something but windows nt, windows xp, and all kinds of *nices do.

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