Networking question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by gmagnuson, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. gmagnuson

    gmagnuson Guest

    Does any one know of any free software that I can download that would allow me to "chat" over my home network with the other computers in my house. We only have three, but I would like to try something like that. Thank you.
    Greg
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Start->Run" NET SEND ComputerName Type Your Message Here"

    It will pop up a nifty little box with the message in it. If some of your computers are Win9x based, you will have to load winpopup.exe on them. NT/2000/XP have the messenger system built in

    JJB
     
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  7. winchat

    winchat, built right into Xp. type winchat at the run prompt it will start

    Using Windows Chat in Windows XP


    The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional

    Summary
    This article describes how to use Windows Chat (Winchat.exe) in Windows XP.
    More Information
    Chat Overview
    You can use Windows Chat on your computer to communicate with someone on another computer. Both computers must be connected to the same network (for example, a local area network [LAN] or the Internet). Also, each computer must be running a similar protocol, such as TCP/IP.

    Chat is interactive. You see a reply to your messages as the other person types it. The Chat window is separated into two panes: one contains the messages you send, and the other contains the messages you receive.
    To Start Windows Chat
    Click Start, and then click Run.
    Type winchat, and then press ENTER.
    To Make a Chat Call
    On the Conversation menu, click Dial.
    Click the computer name, or type the computer name, for the person with whom you want to chat, and then click OK.
    When the person with whom you want to chat answers the call, begin typing in the Chat window. You cannot begin typing until the person you are calling answers.
    If the person you are calling does not answer, or you want to end the call, click Hang Upon the Conversation menu.
    The messages from the person with whom you are chatting appear in the lower pane or the right pane, depending on how your Chat window is arranged.
    To Answer a Call
    To answer a call, click Chat, which appears on the taskbar when someone uses Chat to call your computer. Or, if your Chat window is already open, click Answer on the Conversation menu.

    Note that you must have Chat running or have the Network DDE service started to answer a call. To start the Network DDE service:
    Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click Administrative Tools.
    Double-click Computer Management, double-click Services and Applications, and then double-click Services.
    In the Details pane, click Network DDE.
    On the Action menu, click Start.
    To have the Network DDE service start automatically every time you start your computer:
    Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click Administrative Tools.
    Double-click Computer Management, double-click Services and Applications, and then double-click Services.
    In the Details pane, click Network DDE.
    On the Action menu, click Properties.
    On the General tab, in Startup type, select Automatic, and then click OK.
    To Hang Up
    To end a call, click Hang Up on the Conversation menu If the person with whom you are chatting hangs up before you do, a message appears in the status bar. If you quit Chat, hang-up occurs automatically.
    To Turn Sound On or Off
    To turn sound on or off, click Sound on the Options menu.

    If your computer has a sound card, you can change the sound for incoming and outgoing rings. To do so, double-click Sounds and Audio Devices in Control Panel. For more information, click the Help menu in Control Panel.
    To Change the Background Color
    To change the background color for the Chat window:
    On the Options menu, click Background Color.
    Under Basic colors, click the color you want, and then click OK. The color you choose is mapped to the nearest solid color.
    By default, the pane that displays your chat partner's conversation uses the background color and font that your chat partner has selected. You can view your chat partner's conversation with the same background color and font that you are using by clicking by clicking Preferences on the Options menu, and then clicking Use Own Font.
    To Change the Font
    On the Options menu, click Font.
    In the Font dialog box, click the options you want.
    By default, the pane that displays your chat partner's conversation uses the background color and font that your chat partner has selected. You can view your chat partner's conversation with the same background color and font that you are using by clicking by clicking Preferences on the Options menu, and then clicking Use Own Font.
    To Change Window Preferences
    On the Options menu, click Preferences.
    Under Window Style, click the layout you prefer.
    Under Partner's Message, click the option you want.
    Note that if you choose to view your partner's font, you also view your partner's background color.
     
  8. gmagnuson

    gmagnuson Guest

    Thank You very much!
    Greg
     
  9. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Yeah, that URL parser in the forum really sucks, doesn't it? Does anyone know if it's going to be fixed?