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New house wired with twisted pair ethernet cable (high quality.)

Now: What equipment do I need to build an ethernet network between the following computers housed in separate/connected rooms of the house?  PowerTowerPro 225, two iMacs, one G3 powerbook 300, one Compac PC running Windows 95?

I want to manage the kid's two iMacs from my PowerTower Pro or with an old Mac 7500. I also want to provide internet access for all with one access number if possible. Two numbers at the outside.

Experts, your advice is golden!

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by:rbr
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Install Windows NT 4.0 with RRAS. Windows 95 isn't very good for Macintosh.
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If you only want to connect Windows 95 with MAC (no internet access) use MacLan95 From Miramar Systems.
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by:GreyFox
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We need to get the system running with existing Windows 95 on the PC for business reasons. Right now I need the hardware questions answered.

Thank you.
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What hardware questions to you have?
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Please see the original question. I need to know what to put between these machines and the wires in the walls.
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paulvaneykelen earned 300 total points
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To connect the computers together you need ethernet cards in both macs and pc's. Most macs come with network cards. You need a hub to connect each computer to.

To connect to the internet you need a ISDN or 56K modem and a bunch of software to create an intranet and a connection to the internet.

Please see the 3com website for a lot more information.

To manage other machines from your PC you can use timbukto
To access mac servers from a PC you can install copstalk 2.5


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Thank you. The only question I still need answered is this:
Do I need one hub for each computer? Is that correct?
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No you need only one hub!
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