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We recently hooked up via frame relay to the Internet through our school district.  My Windoze counterpart handled the networking using TCP/IP both to the outside and to her Win95 clients and a Win95-based server.  I am preparing to add my Macs to our internal network (via ethernet and TCP/IP ) so that I can piggyback out to the Net through our school server. (NB, at this point I can NOT purchase anything - software or hardware - to facilitate this enterprise).  and the QUESTIONS are:

1. Is this possible at all (assuming one Mac client)?

2. After my one Mac is hooked up, how can add my existing AppleTalk network to the equation?

Note also that I do not wish to tap the school server as a file server or for any service other than a throughway onto the Internet.

Finally, what about setting up my one Mac client (sys 7.6) as both a web server to the outside and an AppleTalk server to the inside, is this possible?
Jerry Laiche
jerryl3@communique.net
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WOW...this is quite a q! first off you CAN use the win 95 box to act as a server for both mac and PC machines tho its not recommended as the server will crash more than the macs. there IS software you can purchase to get the PC to recognize appletalk. its called PCMacLan. Once you add one mac to the windows network just repeat the process for the rest of the macs. plug em in either to another mac or PC. The macs are smart enough to realize that TCP is there and will use it. suffice to say the PC's may not. as for setting up your one mac as both a web server and appletalk server you can do it with  any appletalk server and a web server. just set the web server to go through the modem port and appletalk to use either ethernet or the printer port. and above all dont forget that youre dealing with macs here...plug and play...dont make it more complicated than it needs to be because with a mac network that will get you into trouble. happy networking!
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Weed indeed answered the question, but I guess I asked the wrong or at least incomplete question.  What I wanted to know was what am I supposed to see, if anything, when I make the connection with the Win95 server? On my Appletalk network, when I connect to another machine I get an icon showing me I am connected.  when I connect to the server, I'm just connected with no indication?
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well since windows 95 doesnt as yet support appletalk it will not show up in the chooser as a server...however! pcmaclan gives win 95 appletalk capability in which case you WILL see it listed as a server. of course you could always use tcp/ip for ALL that stuff and avoid appletalk which tends to be slower.
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Moving right along . . .OK, the 575's ethernet port is connected to the Win95 internet server, I have taken it out on the web. Now I have 4 LC IIs (sys 7.6) connected through the printer port via Appletalk. How do I patch the Internet through the 575 ethernet out through the appletalk connection to the 4 LC II clients? BTW, you have been a great help, thanx.
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well theres 2 things you can do from here. either Vicom Internet Gateway which will route appletalk and tcp/ip info to all the correct machines. or just get apples "localtalk bridge" which will only let you share files on the local network between mac and PC. without VIG tho the other 4 macs will not be able to access the net (they dont have ethernet). VIG routes ethernet to localtalk and vise versa....
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Weed, your assistance has been invaluble, thank you sooooo much.  I'll let you know how things turn out.
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