[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Win 95 "Gateway" to the Internet

Posted on 2000-02-23
3
Medium Priority
?
159 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
My office uses Win95 for all workstations.  We connect through a firewall to the Internet.  I just bought a Win98 laptop, which I would like to connect, through my workstation, to the Internet while I am at work.

Can I do this with 2 NICs in the Win95 computer?  There was a similar, earlier discussion on this topic where the "host" connected via cable modem.

My problem is a little different.  My workstation connects through one NIC to a company LAN.  What software/hardware configurations do I need to accomplish my objectives.  CAN I accomplish my objectives?

Please note that upgrading to Win98 on the "host" is not an option.  I don't get to make those decisions.
0
Comment
Question by:steveprx
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
paulof earned 300 total points
ID: 2550968
Steveprx,

I can think of 3 ways:

1) Get a 5 port hub and run both your Laptop and your Desktop from that. However you or your LAN guy will have to setup the Laptop as an additional system on the network basically it will look like another desktop to everyone else.

required eq:
- 5 port hub
- 2 patch cables (straight thru)
- NIC for for the Laptop

2) Is there an additional RJ45 connector near your desk that you can plug the laptop into directly? Then it will look like just another pc on the net.

required eq:
- 1 patch cable (straight thru)
- NIC for for the Laptop


3) This requires more work Install a second NIC in your desktop. Install a NIC on your Laptop and you will need some sort of software to act as a host. Something like Winroute.

required eq:
- 1 patch cable (cross over)
- NIC for for the Laptop
- NIC for the desktop
- Software

I am sure that there are other ways but this should help.

/PauloF
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:bchew
ID: 2551292
You could install Wingate (or another Internet Sharing program) on your "host" and your laptop.  That is probably against your companies policy, however.  I suggest if you have a legitimate reason to use your laptop on the internet at work you request an additional network drop in your office for that purpose and have your administrator help you set it up.

Bert
0
 

Author Comment

by:steveprx
ID: 2552372
paulof,

Your solution (#3) worked great... except that I had trouble getting WinRoute to work properly (probably my own fault, but I got tired of messing with it), so I opted for WinGate, whic hworks wonderfully.  Thanks for the assistance.
0

Featured Post

How to Use the Help Bell

Need to boost the visibility of your question for solutions? Use the Experts Exchange Help Bell to confirm priority levels and contact subject-matter experts for question attention.  Check out this how-to article for more information.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Configuring Remote Assistance for use with SCCM
A small collection of useful tips and tricks for Windows 10 users that I decided to write as a result of recent questions that were asked and answered at Experts Exchange. Two short video tutorials included. Enjoy..
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question