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Connecting 2 computers
Grotter Jan-24-01 01:09 AM
I have 2 computers that are connected using crossover cable. I have succesfully networked them as far a sharing files and printers.
What I was also hoping to do was to be able to send messages between the 2. I have Win Office 2000 and Win 98 on both machines. I am unsure how to configure office 2000 so that I can send text messages,notes, scheduals etc from one machine to the other.
One of the computers has a modem that is permanately connected to an ISP and can obtain emails from there yet how would I pass them onto the other computer that doesnt have a modem connetion.
Any help on what other peripherals etc I might need is greatly appreciated

1. RE: Connecting 2 computers
jonesy Jan-24-01 01:21 AM
In response to message 0
what if you were to save the emails to hard drive in a folder and access them like any other file?

2. RE: Connecting 2 computers
Cuzbo Jan-31-01 08:34 AM
In response to message 0
Grotter,
This one is faily simple, assuming the 2 pcs are out of sights distance and you want a way to send quick notes to each other from either end.
Since the two are networked via x-over cable, I also assume the PC workgroup names are the same, but each pc also has its own unique name (under network properties and identity).
Click on Start>Find>Files or Folders
Do a file search for a program called "WINPOPUP"
It's a cheesy little program, but I'm sure it will do the trick for you. Make a shortcut to it and copy this shortcut to your startup folder in program files Each time you startup, it should load the prog.
To send messages to eachother, click on send, and type in the identity name of which ever pc you are sending to. Type your message and click ok, the other pc gets the message and sounds a default alert sound also to let you know you have a new message. Blah blah blah, ou can take it from there. I don'tknow why MS didn't document that program, because it comes in handy some times. Good luck, Cuz

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