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I'd like to connect my Win 3.1 computer to my Win 95 computer,
using network cards and Win 95 networking software.  Can you give me any advice?
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I assume you mean you have 3.11. If you REALLY mean, 3.10, my only suggestions would be:

1) Forget it. Win 3.10 has no networking built in.
2) Get a workgroups upgrade at a surplus store for a couple bucks.
3)Upgrade to 3.11 (Best choice) and available surplus for about 10-20. usd.   Your old files and programs will be fine. Before you jump in, install your Nic card first. Windows 3.11 will attempt to find the card for you. Be sure to get a 16 bit network card and set the IRQ to something safe, like 12 or 11 (assuming no sound cards are out there.... You didn't say what the cpu was for the 3.x machine. IRQ 14 & 15 should be avoided, as they are used by IDE. I always avoid IRQ in the 8 bit region (stay above 7!) Too many IRQ's are in use in the 8 bit range (a hold over from the XT days) A 16bit card can be found for 25. or so bucks.

Using two computer only? Either go coax, or if you want twisted pair, you can do 2 and 2 only by using a reverse on the twisted pair.... I buy pre-made twisted pair when in Calif for $15.00

Finally, a safe memory address for your 3.x Network Interface Card (NIC) is 300. your win 95 machine should auto-install.

Finally (really!) if you have drivers that come with the cheap clone card, DON"T USE THEM! They are almost always fine, but using the card as an Eagle/Anthem 2000 in 3.x box means its a novell 2000 clone card. That makes upgrades using Microsoft drivers easy (caused you used microsoft drivers in the first place) No worries about where is the nic drivers diskette , did they update for Windows '99, etc.

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