Can I create a network without a hub/switch or router? I mean, 3 PC and 3 net cards.

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Starriol, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. Starriol

    Starriol Guest

    The situation is this: I have a PC with cable modem connected via a
    long inverted or crossed over, I don't know how this UTP cable layout
    is called, it's when both endings are different and you use them to
    connect 2 PC. Anyway, this cable goes to my moms PC and she enjoys
    Internet thanks to my connection.

    I'm going to add a 3rd, slower computer, to use as a always on server,
    so the cable modem is going there, as is the other network card in
    which the modem connects.
    So my question is, if I add a 3rd network card to this server PC, can I
    use 2 inverted cables to connect to the other 2 clients PC?
    The server is gonna be windows 98 SE, one PC is win 98 SE too and mine,
    the best, is XP. I do this because I don't wanna keep mine always on,
    so please, don't try to convince me to use the best as a server... ITS
    A NOOO :p

    The idea behind this is to save me from paying the HUB.
    Please, don't tell me they are not THAT expensive. I rather save the
    money for something else.
    Any ideas about how to do this, greatly appreciated.
     
    Starriol, Feb 8, 2006
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  2. This is what I refer to as a "penny wise, pound foolish" plan. A third
    network card will only be a few bucks less than a small workgroup hub or
    router and the router will be a lot more dependable.

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    Richard G. Harper, Feb 8, 2006
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  3. Starriol

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    29.99$ for a router w/NAT ? too easy! and more stable/secure

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    Haggis, Feb 8, 2006
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  4. Indeed - now if only the OP will honor our advice. :(

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    Richard G. Harper, Feb 8, 2006
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  5. Starriol

    Haggis Guest

    I sometimes take the hard road , just to see if "it" can be done..

    but in these type of things....simple is better :>

    (now where are my crossover cables and NIC's ....<g>)

    Dave
     
    Haggis, Feb 8, 2006
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  6. A server running Windows Me or Windows XP can share its Internet
    connection with two other computers over two different network cards,
    but a server running Windows 98 SE can't. Sorry.
     
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Feb 10, 2006
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