Sharing internet with a crossover LAN

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    Sharing internet with a crossover LAN

    My friend's are trying to share the internet on a lan that they have with a Crossover cable. One computer has windows 2000 and the other has windows 98. Both have netBEUI installed and TCP/IP protocols installed. I was wondering if anyone had some advice on how to get them to share the internet. One of them is able to access it, only the one that is directly connected to the cable modem.


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    You have to enable internet connection sharing on that connection.

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    Unless it's Windows 98 SE, you won't be able to do it with the 98 computer. Otherwise, connection sharing, I believe is part of 2000, but you'll have to install some software to do it on the 98 computer.

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    all you have to do is give the Win 2000 Comp the connection and share that connection using the microsoft ICS, you can find more info on how to set that up elsewhere, make sure the IP for the WIn 2000 is 192.168.0.1 and set that as the standard gateway for the Win98 computer and it should work.

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    Your too much into it DirX. Run the internet connection sharing on win2k, then it will ask you if you wish to make a connection setup disk for other machines (ie 9.x). Say yes and give it a floppy, then run that on the 98 machine.

    Done.

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    RoD, that is just to plain simple.... How will ppl ever be able to troubleshoot it when they have a disk perform the quite simple and quite essential steps..... BTW if you just setup the ICS and set the IP settings in the Win 98 machine to auto-detect it should work to.... Or did they not introduce that feature till later along the Windows line?? Well Whatever, both ways will work.

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    Hehe, I'd go the simple quick and easy floppy disk method

    I just set up a network minutes ago, and I mean literally minutes. Keep in mind I know absolutely jack shiat about networking, yet I have a shared internet, shared printer, and all drives (including CD-ROMs) mapped out.

    Sometimes you just have to love wizards

    But I do agree, this makes it very difficult to troubleshoot. It wasn't working at first, my second computer would see my first, but not the other way around. I went to check the IP's and there was none to check! I don't know how the wizard did it, but it certainly wasn't the way I've seen other people do it. But it sure was easy

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    You can manipulate the settings after the setting disk is run, just like normal. Its a faster way to get the network up, for newbies. I'm not some random "setup two networks in my life" guy, i'm actually certified. Why would i steer you wrong? I'm trying to make it as simple no-brained as possible.

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