Implementing Peer-to-Peer Network using Windows 98 and enable ...

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Oct 26, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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CIS
217

Network +

/ LAB
1

Implementing Peer
-
to
-
Peer Network using Windows 98 and enable file Sharing



Student Name:_________________________________



Description:

A peer
-
to
-
peer network is a system whereby computers are conn
ected to
each other using NIC cards and proper cabling; and because of that connection, the
computers are able to share their resources (printers, drives or folders).


In this lab, the student will implement Peer
-
to
-
Peer Network using windows 98 and
enable

file sharing between machines.





LAB Requirements
(Hardware/Software):


The following devices, media cables and media connections should be available for the
lab.


Software
: Windows 98

Devices
: PCs, Hub/Switch

Cables
: Straight Cables




1.

Build star
topology network

1.

Here in this step you will need a Straight Cable to connect your PC with a hub.
Plug in the Straight Cable in your PC’s NIC from one end and plug in the other
end with a hub.

2.

Let the other group do the same thing to their PC using anoth
er straight Cable.


Final connections should be as in the below diagram






Changing the IP address of the Computer


When you want to change the IP address using Windows 95/98, you need to pay attention
to how many NIC cards your P
C has and which
have

been used in the previous. In case if
you have just one NIC card, then it will not be confusing because it will be one option.


In the next implementation, I am assuming that the NIC card used is
Realtek PCI Fast
Ethernet
.


1)

Right Clic
k on Network Neighborhood

2)

Click Properties

3)

Search until you find TCP/IP
-
> “ your NIC card”

4)

In the diagram, it is TCP/IP
-
>
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
,

and
this can change depending on the NIC card you have.





5)

Select it then click
Properties

6)

Then specify the IP address given to you

7)

Make your
IP address
: 195.1.1
.A

where

A is a number given to you by the
instructor

8)

Make the subnet mask:
255.255.255.0

9)

Click Ok > Ok > Close




Note:
Do not
ever use
TCP/IP
-
> Dial
-
Up Adapter
, this one i
s used in case of dial
-
up connections. Make sure that
TCP/IP
-
> Dial
-
Up Adapter

always has no IP
address, other wise this will cause a conflict and make your pc not work.




2
. Checking the connection using Ping command


3.

To check if there is a connection be
tween any two machines that use TCP/IP
protocol, we can use PING command.

4.

To check the connection that you did in step 6, open a MS
-
DOS window.

5.

Type the following in the system prompt:



PING
195.1.1.B



Where
195.1.1.B

is the IP addre
ss of the machine you want to check the
connection with.


6.

If you get a message Reply. Then this means that there is a connection. If you get
message Time out. Then this means that there is no connection and there is
something wrong.


3
. Using Window 98 wor
kgroup (Peer to Peer
connection)




Change your computer ID and group


1.

Right click on the network neighborhood.

2.

Click Properties

3.

Click the Identification tab

4.

Type your first name as the computer name

5.

Type CS
217

as the Workgroup name

6.

Let the other group d
o the same thing to their PC

7.

Restart your machines



Give other peers right to access your machine Shared Resources and enable
Sharing


8.

To give them rights to access you machine go to My Computer.

9.

Right click on the network neighborhood.

10.

Click Propertie
s

11.

Click the Configuration Tab

12.

Click File and Print Sharing

13.

Check the first box: I want to be able to give others access to my files.

14.

Click Ok


Share Some Files so that the others can see them and copy them


15.

Inside the C: drive; create a folder with your La
st name.

16.

Using Notepad, create a text file and save under your folder.

17.

Access your folder using My Computer, then right click on your folder.

18.

Click the Sharing Tab.

19.

Make your folder shared.

20.

Let the other group access your folder.

21.

Restart your machines

22.

Dou
ble click Network Neighborhood

23.

Double click Entire Network

24.

You should see your machine and their machine. Sometimes, it takes time to see
the other machine, to speed up that, you can go to
Start
then
Find
then
Computer
and type the name of the other comput
er you are trying to find.

25.


Let them copy the file you created in step 20.

26.

Try to copy a file from their machine.