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Old Nov 29, 2002, 05:23 AM
nimbles nimbles is offline
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Guys I need to connect up an old dell pII running windows 98 se, and a athlon xp running xp pro, is this doable with a router (also want to share the broadband- hence the need for a router)

I was thinking of the smc barricade (***********.smc-europe.com/english/products/broad/7004ABR.html), cos it also has a built in print server- both pcs have ethernet cards built in and the cabling is already sorted (currently been switching manually between the two machines to the cable modem- real pain)

any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!

cheers guys!!
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Old Dec 02, 2002, 11:51 PM
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well, if you only network two computers, then the cheapest and easiest way is to use a cross-over cable and then run the network wizard on windows xp to shared the internet connection plus file plus printer too.....

but if you decide to go for the router, then the way that you point the link to is pretty okay in my opinion, pretty much better than the one i got right now which is a linksys 4 port router but without a print server......

anyways, you will only need a printer server if you want to save one of your port or if you want the printer to be an interpendent printer...

which means if one your computer is off, the other computer which is still on can still use the printer without turning the computer that was off to on....

but say like you have a router like mine (linksys 4 port router without print server) then if the computer that the printer is connected to is off, then you can't print it from the other computer which the printer doesn't connect to......

- unless you turn the computer that the printer connected to on
- or if you enable the wake-on-lan as i did (which automatically turn on the computer that is off to on so it can use the printer.
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Old Dec 04, 2002, 06:37 PM
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Hi

I use the SMC barricade and it works great. The built in firewall seems to be secure and, if required, you can set the router up to allow/redirect to a server, such as an FTP server.
 

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