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Messages across a LAN
arun Apr-17-01 09:12 AM
I have a LAN connection (2 computers only) used mainly for sharing the internet. Is it possible to send a message from one computer to the other (just like instant messaging), without using the internet. Which software shoud I use for this purpose? I have Windows 98 SE in both the computers.

1. RE: Messages across a LAN
jmwills Apr-17-01 03:35 PM
In response to message 0
LAST EDITED ON Apr-17-01 AT 03:38 PM (GMT)

There is a program within Windows called "Winpopup". Start/run/winpopup. Yes it will run exactly like IM. Create a shortcut to the prgram thru the find program (right click on Winpopup.exe and away you go).

I know this works beacsue I ran it yesterday.


2. RE: Messages across a LAN
quikening May-06-01 02:05 AM
In response to message 1
Winpopup is pretty cool, but, both computers need to have winpopup as a permanent feature.

I recall having used a dos command .. net send, or something like that. But I can't really remember the exact command, and, if it has anything to do with the computer running on a novell netware environment. The message appears as a popup windows dialogue box.

Anyone care to clarify?


3. RE: Messages across a LAN
lbyard May-06-01 03:57 PM
In response to message 2
Novell, as I recall. Larry

4. RE: Messages across a LAN
shoagie May-07-01 11:48 PM
In response to message 3
Net Send works with Windows NT
The syntax is
Net Send <computername> <message>
Example:

Net Send Room2 Let's talk about the project at lunch

Where Room2 is a computer name,


5. RE: Messages across a LAN
lbyard May-08-01 03:57 PM
In response to message 4
The Novell equivalent is the send command. Larry

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