Home wireless network and shared cams

Hello all,

i recently connected my home with a wireless network. no internet connection (yet).

how can i share the web cam of all machines connected? or chat?

i have very basic knowledge in networking.
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Andrej PirmanCommented:
As far as I know there is no way to share an USB connected web cam among computers in network.

On the other hand, you may search your web cam software if it offers some function to publish web cam on-line picture to web server. Some web cams have such a software.
In this case, your web cam will install itself on your main computer and will be available via IP od your computer.
But this is just a way to view picture, nothing else (you cannot use this cam for chat).
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InteqamAuthor Commented:
ok, is there any offline chatting software?
i can make use of an offline MSN for example.
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naykamCommented:
Not sure what you mean by sharing them?

But there certainly are LAN based chat applications (usuallly paid)


http://lan-chat.srimax.com/
http://www.bigantsoft.com/

Free:

Microsofts Netmeeting
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=26c9da7c-f778-4422-a6f4-efb8abba021e&displaylang=en
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InteqamAuthor Commented:
does netmeeting work offline?

i have windows XP and Seven, does it work?
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naykamCommented:
Yep and Yep
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naykamCommented:
also check out Meeting Space on windows 7 - not sure if there is an xp client

 Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Meeting Space.
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InteqamAuthor Commented:
i couldnt find windows meeting space, even that it seems to be the solution.
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naykamCommented:
Yes it has been removed. But have you tried downloading it?

Or try the other software links I pointed out, they will definatly work
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InteqamAuthor Commented:
do you have a link to download it from?
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InteqamAuthor Commented:
this is NetMeeting!!! not windows meeting space

or is it the same?
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naykamCommented:
I thought tthats what you wanted the link for. Meeting Space is only available with versions above Home Premium (Not on home basic)

And like I mentioned before, I dont think you will find a XP client, You are better to use a 3rd party app
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InteqamAuthor Commented:
ok,
i have windows 7 ultimate, and still cannot find that application, and i read that it was there back in Vista, but not in windows 7.

Now, i can use a 3rd party if it is free, or cheap. i am not that keen into doing this. any recommended 3rd party software?

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naykamCommented:
In my first post. They have free trials
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InteqamAuthor Commented:
let me check it please.
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InteqamAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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