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IP communication.....?

At the office several computers share an internet connection but the machines are not properly configured to from a network as such.  Short of getting everyone on the same page with some kind of instant messenger program, is there a way for me to send them messages, whether individually or as a group, by using something like net send or something like it?  How could that work without having to keep track of user names?  I'm running the router so assigned DHCP IPs are quite easy for me to remember.  Is that possible?  The machines are not all on the same domain/workgroup, as I mentioned before there's no proper network.  Is this kind of communication possible with only this kind of simple internet connection sharing?  Thanks.
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wec012299Author Commented:
OK...suppose we all get on the same Workgourp....I cannot get "net send" to work.  Anyone?
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gothicbloodyCommented:
LanTalk PRO
Effective communications for the office and home environment. If you work in a busy environment and need to communicate with others in the office, or maybe even colleagues in another building, make life easy for yourself and install LanTalk
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OfficePopup
OfficePopup allows the management team to inform employees about any important events or incidents by sending messages to entire departments or individual users on your network. OfficePopup runs on any TCP/IP based local area network (LAN).
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PopMessenger
This convenient instant messenger designed for SO/HO and enterprise networks is intended for sending messages from one PC to another. Unlike the majority of existent solutions it does not require a dedicated server or Internet connection to operate!

http://www.bykeyword.com/downloads/software-6/download-6635.html
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Trusted Messenger
Effective communications for the office. Converse with colleagues in real time. Messages can be sent to any network users through their network user name or computer name, messages can be sent to all network users simutlaneously with a single click.
http://www.bykeyword.com/downloads/software-8/download-8362.html
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more ......
http://www.topshareware.com/search.asp?qu=lan+chat&x=10&y=8
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wec012299Author Commented:
Thanks a lot...great links.
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