Network - Angelfire

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Oct 27, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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1. At least two computers


2. Network adapters for each computer. The cost should
be approximately $20
-
50 3. If you have a 10Base
-
T
adapters, and only two computers, you can directly
connect one computer to the other. You will need to
modify the cable by connecting connect pins: 1
--
3, 2
--
6,
3
--
1, 6
--
2, pins 4,5,7 and 8 are unused, but are normally
connected straight through. A good site with several
diagrams of crossover cable can be found at
http://www.johnscloset.net/wiring/crossover.html


4. If you have a 10Base
-
T adapters, and more than two
computers, you will need a 10Base
-
T hub to connect
them. The cost will be approximately $50.


5. If you have a Thin Ethernet adapters, you will need
terminating resistors for each of the last two computers
in the string.


6. Appropriate cables depending on the type of
adapters you have


Adding Your Network Adapter

1. Open up the
Control Panel


2. Click on
Add New Hardware


3. Click the
Next

button

4. You can either have Windows95 search for the adapter by selecting
YES

or select
NO

to manually enter the adapter


5. Click the
Next

button

6. If you selected

NO
, you will need to manually select an
adapter.


7. Reboot if requested


Adding the Protocol Stack

1. You will need to decide which protocol stack you
want to use for your local network.

2. If you are going to be totally isolated and never
dial
-
up to the Internet, you could use NetBEUI or
IPX.


3. If you are going to dial to the Internet, you can
select TCP/IP and just assign dummy IP addresses for
your local Lan. This way you only need to install one
protocol stack.

You can also have NetBEUI or IPX as well as TCP/IP
installed. NetBEUI or IPX would be used for your
local Lan and TCP/IP for the Internet Dial
-
Up.

4. Open the
Control Panel

5. Double
-
click on the
Network

icon


6. From your network adapter detection in
previous table, you should have
Client for
Microsoft Networks, Client for Netware, your
Adapter, IPX and NetBEUI

already installed.

7. If you just want
NetBEUI
, highlight and
remove
IPX

or vice versa.

8. If you want to add
TCP/IP
, click on the
Add

button

9. Click on
Protocol


10. Click on
Microsoft


11. Click on
TCP/IP


Configuring the Network

1. Under
Control Panel / Network / Identification

make
sure each Computer has a unique name.


2. Make sure that the Workgroup name is the same for
all computers.

3. Do not have any spaces in either the Computer or
Workgroup names. Keep them simple.


4. If you have TCP/IP installed, select different IP
address with the same subnet mask. You do not need to
fill in WINS, Gateway, or DNS IP addresses.

5. Click on the
File and Print Sharing
button and
check off whether you want share Files or Printers.


Sharing Local Resources


Sharing Resources

will allow you connect
to another to computer to transfer files or
use its printer.


Enable your
computer to
share files
and/or printers

1. Open up the
Network
Icon

in the
Control Panel


2. You should see File and
Print Sharing below the
protocol


3. If not, click on the
File and Print Sharing

button.
4. Click on the options you want to enable then on
the OK button


5. Click on the options you want to enable then on the OK
button


5. Click on the options you want to enable then on the OK button


3. Type in the
Share

name

4. Select whether
Read
,
Full

or
Depends on Password


5. Type in and agreed upon
password.


6. Similar steps can be
taken to share a printer.


To Connect to another Computer's Shared
Resource

1. Go to
Start / Run


2. Type in
\
\
Computer_Name
\
Share_Name

of the
resource you want to attach to.


3. or Open up the
Explorer


4. Click on the first icon to connect a network drive (or
Tools/Map Network Drive)


5. Select the Drive letter (the first available one will
show by default)

6. Type in the
\
\
Computer_Name
\
Share_Name


You should be able to send and receive files as well print
to any location in the world.