connect 2 pc using gateway

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bretenn, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    hmm, i'm have 2 pc which run win98 and winxp. HOw to connect it using a gateway (for internet connection)?? is it just connect the parralel cable to both pc?? what else should i do??
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I take it you mean a router (the more common term)? Just connect one CAT5 cable fro each computer to the LAN side of the router. Then connect your DSL/Cable/whatever to the WAN port of the router.
     
  3. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    no it is an internet gateway...
     
  4. NetRyder

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    If you want the Windows XP box to be an Internet Gateway, you need to enable Internet Connection Sharing on that box, and set it up as the ICS host.

    Connect the Win98 box to the XP box via a crossover-cable, and set it up to automatically obtain an IP address from the gateway. The XP box acts as a DHCP server and auto-assigns an IP address to the 98 box.
     
  5. Zedric

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    A router IS an internet gateway....

    Do you mean like Netryder said? If not a diagram, link or any details would help.
     
  6. NetRyder

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    Right :D
    My DI-704P router calls itself a "Residential Gateway" ... but I prefer to call it a router myself.