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Old 11-09-00, 02:23 PM
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We plan to be buying a new comp. that is on the upper end of what is available currently and network it with our existing 4yr old comp. which is starting to show its age in its ability to handle todays computing demands. What is the general cost of having a comp.store add a network card(for an RJ45 connection) to our existing comp.? What software/type of software is needed to be added to the existing comp. to make it a part of the home network? cost?
I soppose this is the first place to ask questions for any other possible advice.

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Old 11-10-00, 04:25 AM
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You can pick up a nic card for anywhere from 25 dollars on up. The drivers should be included with the card.
For networking walkthru try this page, covers it all. http://www.homepclan.com/index.html

If you are only doing to computers you will just need a cat5 crossover cable, if you plan on using a hub then it would be cat5 straight cable. It is all explained in the link.

No software is needed unless you want to share internet on both machines with one modem. If you have win98se it is included, if not, you will need a proxy server to host the client machine. You can get one here http://www.pi-soft.com/spoonproxy.html

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 11-15-00, 05:42 PM
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Hey Brian, thanks for that site! It is well written and informative! I also had some network question and it answered them and then some. Thanks dude...
 
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