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Going to be Networking Windows 98 and XP, what do i need???

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Hello there,

I have bought myself a new PC for my room upstairs, i am going to have Win XP Pro running on it. Downstairs i have a 600mhz 128 mb ram and i have bought a network card for it a 10/100mbs and i have one built in to my new computer. I also have a ntl broadband modem. Now what i would like to happen is have the two computers networked but also be able to access the internet through my modem. is there anyway of doing this.

I was thinking that I could have a crossover cable running straight into my computer downstairs, then i can just plug my cable into the modem if the computer downstairs isnt switched on but if it is switched on then i can access the internet through the downstairs computer.
              Would i need to keep changing settings or would it just auto switch?
              Would the crossover cable work from a modem to computer?
Any suggestions on this, i dont really want to spent a lot of money absolute MAX £25.

                                       Thanks for any help
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Will i still be able to network the two computers together thow? and how much and where would i get one fo those items from. eBay??
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You should be able to get a switch/hub in every computer shop, they're not that expensive.
You also will still be able to network win98 and XP together (there's a network wizard in winXP which creates a disk that you should run on win98 to network them together.

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I ahve done a little diagram to make sure that i am going to do the right thing.

http://www.hiwaydrivingschool.co.uk/hub/hub.jpg

Then something like this for the switch hub

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3087020817&category=3706

Then just use straight cables??

Thanks again, much appreciated
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Yep, all good.

And yes, all cables should be straight, no need to use cross cables.
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