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#1 TUBA4

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 01:23 AM

For some time now i've had trouble with both of my '98- Dell dimensions, 466mhz, 384mb Ram, Updated Bios, Win98se, IE6-sp1, 30gb Hdd, McAfee personal Firewall v4.0, Enternet 300 DSL software going thru Covad. Both PCs are 1# apart in serial #s, so they are, for all intents & purposes, identical, "except" the other 1 is on a 56k modem. I bought these PCs used about 3 years ago. They were born as office PCs. I have tried 4 different ethernet cards & could only get the OEM (3com) card to work. I've been to the Dell forum but never got any responses to my difficulties. I'm presently having a problem getting routers to configure. I've tried Netgear, Linksys & now i'm about to buy a D-Link. I'd like to network these 2 via USB cable & also i'd like to install removable Hdd drawers so i can entertain myself with an assortment of different OSs. But the router issue is the #1 priority. Also later this year, "GOD will'n & the creek don't rise", i'd like to build a new PC because i can't find a PC online or locally that meets my specs & doesn't have that "OEM software junk bundle which i have absolutely no use for. So obviuosly, price will be the major guiding factor, although not definitive. I hope y'all will chime in with some advice. Fingers crossed! Thanks Y'all, TUBA4

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 01:21 PM

I dont think you'll have much luck networking the two via USB as I am quite sure only XP can be networked like that...I am sure you have thought of this but you do have sending and receiving cat5's right..?

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 06:13 PM

I'm not aware of sending/receiving cat5s. There's a lot i don't know.

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Posted 24 April 2004 - 02:01 PM

Ok..in order to network them, you have to have sending and receiving cables. If I am not mistaken there color coded as well, like the sending is Grey and rec. is Yellow, or some thing like that. Now, with XP, you can network using USB. I havent done it but it says you can.

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 10:38 PM

5/12/04, 23:45 CDT: Are you referring to "straight thru & crossover Cat5/6/7s with RJ45s? I've been using USB devices for about 5yrs. but have never heard of send receive cables. However that doesn't address my dilemma with NICs & Routers. I hope someone will chime in with some useful info as i would like to move on instead of dewelling on side issues. Thanks for any info y'all. TUBA4

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 09:39 PM

5/12/04, 23:45 CDT:

Are you referring to "straight thru & crossover Cat5/6/7s with RJ45s? I've been using USB devices for about 5yrs. but have never heard of send receive cables.
However that doesn't address my dilemma with NICs & Routers. I hope someone
will chime in with some useful info as i would like to move on instead of dewelling
on side issues. Thanks for any info y'all.
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uh...yes..what did you think sending and receiving ment. Striaght threw and crossover...sending and receiving. Try turning your firewall off.

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