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Inexpensive way to network cable modem [XP Pro] to a Win 98 network

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We need an inexpensive way to include a HP Pavilion with a cable modem onto our youth room network.

Existing system:
     Three computers [two Pentium I & one Pentium III] running Windows 98 SE, 10/100 base-T, with a 5 port switch/hub [I'm not sure of the exact specs for this hardware.  I just know it's not a router].
     One stand alone HP Pavilion running XP Pro and a cable modem.

Requirements:
     To allow the 98 network to have access to the cable modem.  One computer at a time using the modem is ok.  This needs to be done with freeware and cheap [or preferably we can find someone locally to donate] hardware as our church is new & small with little funds.

I have experience installing & managing LANs but my WAN experience consists of installing and using dial-up modems for Internet access.
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Thanks for the help.  I think I'll go with the router method, mostly for ease of use but also a big thanks for the security heads up.

One followup please:  The dhcp - will I install this on the XP machine and use it as a server/workstation?  Or is this part of the router software?  All my work with setting up lans has been either static addresses or Apple/Local Talk.  [Opps, did I say the nasty fruit name?]

And if you want to see who you are helping, you can check out the site I wrote after teaching myself HTML & JavaScript.   www.gracevalleychurch.org
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BTW:  nice job on your website...   next step will be to start hosting it yourself..  And you know where to go to get help with that..!!

Have a great weekend..!!

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And.. One more thing..  You can say the fruit name here..  We don't mind..  :)

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Thanks again.  I now have 98.6% more information than I started with.

It's a good thing I can talk about, as Forest Gump said, " A fruit company", here as that I worked for them for 10 years designing their office space.

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And thank you..

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