Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win


two network cards

Posted on 2001-08-29
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
i want to connect three computer with UTP cable by installing two NICs in one computer and connect other with this one
i want to use WinME or Win98 in these computers
so how do i make this possible

Question by:asayb
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

Accepted Solution

HandyAndy earned 90 total points
ID: 6441532
First, as a basic answer - you install the second card as you would the first, you should see it listed among the network cards as normal, once installed.

Here's the but...

To the best of my knowledge, you cannot share the same local IP address across 2 NICs under Win98 or ME, each NIC will have to have its own IP address e.g. and

However, the same IP address can be shared across 2 different cards under NT and/or Win2k (or so I have been told).

I don't know your reasons for wanting to do it this way, but it may be easier to get a 10mb or 10/100mb hub or switch.
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

The--Captain earned 60 total points
ID: 6449765
I agree - unless you want the 'middle' machine to act as some sort of filter/router between the two machines (for experiments or something), do yourself a favor and get a cheapo hub or switch.



Expert Comment

ID: 6700680
you can configure your NIC's with two IP address (eth0 as and eth1 as on the linux box, then you config the IP of the win98 box (connected on eth0) to be with gateway and the IP of winME box (connected to eth1) to be with gateway, then on the linux box you add a simple route between the NIC's and enable IP-Forwarding

route add gw
route add gw

echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

as far as I know no matter the IP of the NIC's, if the IP-Forwarding is active you can reach the linux box with either of the IP's (

Expert Comment

ID: 9078694
This old question needs to be finalized -- accept an answer, split points, or get a refund.  For information on your options, please click here-> http:/help/closing.jsp#1 
Post your closing recommendations!  No comment means you don't care.

Featured Post

Tech or Treat! - Giveaway

Submit an article about your scariest tech experience—and the solution—and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 4 fantastic tech gadgets.

Question has a verified solution.

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

I have seen several blogs and forum entries elsewhere state that because NTFS volumes do not support linux ownership or permissions, they cannot be used for anonymous ftp upload through the vsftpd program.   IT can be done and here's how to get i…
Note: for this to work properly you need to use a Cross-Over network cable. 1. Connect both servers S1 and S2 on the second network slots respectively. Note that you can use the 1st slots but usually these would be occupied by the Service Provide…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse While installing Eclipse in windows, got one error like above and unable to proceed with the installation. This video describes how to successfully install Eclipse. How to solve incompa…

650 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