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PCMACLAN/W98 user needs to add XP, assistance required.

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Rob Howells

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Hello

I have an existing W98 machine which is networked directly (no hub) to a Mac Powerbook using appletalk PCMACLAN. Now I need to add to this network an XP PC. Can this be done? I am pretty new to networking and have read up on many of the tutorials and think I can link to two PC's up using TCIP and a singe crossover lead but then I'd loose my mac connection, so it looks like I need a hub, but then would the mac be happy on this?

Anyway I'd appriciate any assistance any of you are able to offer.

Thanks

Rob Howells
 
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Rob Howells

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Hi Waddy

Thanks for that, could you tell me the differences between the hub and switch, just getting my shopping list together!

Rob
 
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cashishift

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a router would also fix this problem..

would enable connectivity on both end, with file sharing, and a built in firewall..

:cool:
 

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