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Is a hub needed?
pene Nov-13-00 06:30 PM
I have been reading up on how to network two or more pc's together running Windows 98se and have a question on whether a hub is needed.

My question is can you network two or more computers together and share an internet connection simulaneously without a hub being installed?

If this is possible, can you tell me how?

Thanks for any help.

1. RE: Is a hub needed?
lbyard Nov-13-00 09:08 PM
In response to message 0
Two, yes with a crossover cable. Three or more and you will need a hub or switch. Larry

2. RE: Is a hub needed?
didde Nov-15-00 10:11 AM
In response to message 1
If you use IPX/SPX you can use one cable (coax) and connect them with BNC connectors. This if you want to use tokenring!

3. RE: Is a hub needed?
lbyard Nov-15-00 06:06 PM
In response to message 2
No, that is a thinwire Ethernet, will work with the same protocols as a twisted-pair network, including NetBEUI, TCP/IP, and IPX/SPX, and I do not recommend it. See http://duxcw.com/faq/network/thinwire.htm for more info. Larry

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