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Simple home network

Okay, here's the situation.  I have a win98 desktop set up with DSL installed with an internal modem.  I want to set up a simple home network so I can run wire to another room and plug in my my laptop running win2000.  Could someone walk me through the very basic steps to setting something up with the minimum amount of equipment, and let me know if there would be any issues with running 40 feet of cable to hook this up.  Can't go wireless, unless the cost difference is neglible.  Thanks.
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muchmarkCommented:
Hi tkuppinen,

I was able to share a DSL service between Win2K box
and Win98 box by folling Myles White's article here:
http://www.computerwriter.com/Star/2000/oct/cw101900%20-%20speed_bumps_3.htm

Good Luck.....muchmark
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petemccCommented:
You are going to need to set up networking on your boxes: One network adapter for each machine and a crossover cable if you don't want to use a hub. Network adapter cards (NIC's)are cheap 20-50$. Cable's not much $$. If you want to expand to more nodes on your home LAN in the future spring for a 4-8 port hub. Set up file and print sharing, create a workgroup etc.. Then comes the tricky part, set up ICS.
here's a good article on home network setup from PCmag

http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/18/14/tu1814.001.html

make sure you get that whole address in there and good luck

Pete
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tkuppinenAuthor Commented:
Guys,

These articles were great.  Sorry for the late response, network at work was down most of the day.  Give me a day or two to play around with these and I'll come back to split up the points then.

Thanks
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tkuppinenAuthor Commented:
Guys,

Sorry about the long wait.  I just moved and getting Internet access back up and running has been a bit of a chore.  Both articles were great but petemcc was just more helpful.  Thank you both for your time and patience.
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