have two Windows 95 PCs connected on a hub. Can I
give different IP address? Will they communicate
if the default gateway on one PC is that of the second
PC and vice versa?
you are connecting two systems running on Windows
95 with a hub, both the machines will need to have
Ethernet cards. This ensures that both the machines
have different IP addresses.
You need not specify a default gateway between two
interconnected Windows 95 machines, if the accessing
is going to take place among themselves only. However,
if they are going to access the Internet, then any
one of the two machines can be the default gateway.
I use Windows 98 for my LAN. It worked fine until
I logged on to the Internet. After using the Internet,
my computer lost connection to the LAN. The Network
Neighborhood shows My Computer only.
access the LAN while connected to the Net, please
perform the following steps:
For each computer, install TCP/IP (Internet Protocol,
the means by which data is transported to and from
the Internet) as a network protocol.
To do this:
1. Go to Start - Settings - Control Panel.
2. Double Click on "Network"
3. Click on Add - Protocol - Microsoft - TCP/IP.
4. Edit the TCP/IP properties so that each workstation
has an IP address of "90.0.0.X"and a Gateway
of "22.214.171.124," which will be the proxy server's
address. X is a number between 1 and 255.
5. Restart the computer.
For the proxy server you must purchase a proxy program
such as "WinProxy" or "Wingate".
The proxy server
must have two NICs. It is best to use two different
brands in order to tell the difference. This computer
will have the modem installed in it. One NIC needs
to have the TCP/IP properties specified by the cable
modem Internet service provider (ISP) that you can
get from the company you use.
The other needs to have an internal IP address of
"126.96.36.199." The number beginning with "90"
is your internal Internet, or intranet subnet. The
reason we use an IP starting with 90 is because it
will not conflict with other computers on the Internet.
The reason a proxy server is used is because it saves
a lot of money. It serves each computer to the Internet
simultaneously, so that a cable modem does not need
to be purchased for each computer.
I am operating a cyber café with 30 nodes.
The LAN gets congested when used by all the users.
While playing games on the LANs it drops a player
or it hangs. My cyber cafe description are as follows:
Network Cards are DLink 530Tx 10/100(30pcs), hubs
are DLink Dfe916 dx 10/100 (3pcs) and the Switch is
DLink Ds1008 10/100 auto(1pcs).
following are the tips to overcome your problem:
Please make sure that the games are not copied
in the server and run from it. There is a server
timeout for hubs and switches, wherein, while
running games it'll take up a lot of memory from
the server and client machines, so it is timed
out from the server, and then, client machines
hang or stop applications automatically.
While running 30 machines on the LAN, you need
a minimum of 256MB RAM on the server and a minimum
of 32MB RAM on client machines.
If your problem is not solved, please give us your
client and server configurations for a better solution.
The Network Connection (Password) screen does not
appear when my Windows 98 PC is switched on. As a
result, I am unable to access the network (Peer-to-peer
Windows 98). Others on the network can see me and
share my files. I have tried reinstalling the LAN
card, the protocols
IPX/ SPX, NetBEUI, and client for Microsoft networks.
Cabling can't be wrong because others are accessing
me and for a day I was able to access the network.
There could be many reasons why you are not able to
logon to the network. Please check if the network
properly. To do this,1.
Right click on Network Neighborhood icon.
2. Select Properties.
3. Click on the Configuration tab.
4. Highlight "Client for Microsoft Networks",
click on Properties.
5. Check "Logon and restore network connections"
Please make sure that the necessary adapters, protocols
are installed and configured properly. Make sure File
and Print-sharing option is enabled. To do so,
1. Right click on Network Neighborhood icon.
2. Click on Properties.
3. Click on the Configuration tab.
4. Click on "File and Print Sharing" button.
5. Check both the options on "File and Print
Sharing" dialog box.
6. Clicking OK, will prompt you to restart the machine.
My friend and I have tried to establish a network
using Windows 98 Dial up Networking using a Modem.
To achieve this I have made my PC a Dial up Server
using the option in Dial up networking. My friend,
when he dials, is able to connect, but neither of
us are able to communicate with each other. The Dial
up server screen shows that he has been connected
but I am unable to find his computer in the Network
Neighbourhood. We have installed the following on
1) Dial up Server (My system ONLY)
2) Dial up Adapter (Binded to NetBEUI Protocol).
3) Client for Microsoft Networks.
4) NetBEUI Protocol.
5) File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.
Please tell us why the two systems are unable to connect.
need to use TCP/IP protocols to get connection in
a network. If you don't have the protocols you need
to install them. To install the TCP/IP protocol, please
follow the steps given below :
1) Go to Start - Settings - Control Panel, double
2) Then in the Network Click on Configuration - Add
3) Then in network component Click on Protocol - Add
4) In Network Protocol, select Microsoft under manufacturers
and click TCP/IP. Click on "Have disk" if
it is installed on your hard disk else Click on CD
Rom - Ok
5) Select TCP/IP - IP address. Enter the IP address
and Subject net mask. Click on Gateway
6) Enter the new Gateway address
7) This will prompt for a restart.
On our company LAN, I am working on Windows 98, while
the rest are working on Windows NT Workstation 4.0.
Even though I am connected to the network, I cannot
send or receive messages
from other users. While my colleagues get the "Message
successfully sent" screen when they try to send
me a mail, I do not receive their mails.
Probably, you are referring to "Winpopup"
utility of Windows 98 and NT. Please open the file
"winpopup.exe" under the folder "C:\WINDOWS".
When you keep this window open, you can receive the
messages from other users in the network.
You can also send messages to other users in the network.
However, if you close it, then you will stop receiving
messages from the other users. Please let us know
what sort of messages your colleagues are getting.