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Win 95 Networking
jgnasser Jun-27-02 01:15 AM
This must have been discussed at some stage. I am expanding my workgroup to include other PCs running Win 95 and 98 so i will have a mix of Win 2K Pro, Win XP pro, Win 95, Win 98 and perhaps at some stage one Mac. Does Win 95 support DHCP or will I have to manually assign IP adresses? Is there any caution for me in this apart from the fact that I cannot connect more than 10 PCs?

1. RE: Win 95 Networking
DJ Net2Infinity Jun-27-02 01:18 AM
In response to message 0
Why cant you connect more than 10?

2. RE: Win 95 Networking
jgnasser Jun-27-02 02:43 AM
In response to message 1
I understand that in a workgroup this is the limit beyond which you need a domain and server.

3. RE: Win 95 Networking
ad_pellaeon Jun-27-02 03:17 AM
In response to message 2
Actually, that is only the recommended number of workstations in a peer-to-peer network. It is possible to have more, however network access time between them will increase and the computers will slow down as they recieve incomming requests from other computers. I wouldn't recommend trying more than about 10 Pc's, managing the users and sharing the files becomes a bit of a hassle after 10. Also, www.macwindows.com is an excellent source on connecting Macs and PC's together on the same network.


4. RE: Win 95 Networking
lbyard Jun-27-02 10:30 AM
In response to message 3
I second that. In fact 10 is pushing it as far as reliability is concerned. Larry

5. RE: Win 95 Networking
jgnasser Jun-28-02 09:31 AM
In response to message 4
Yes but my first question on Win 95 and DHCP is unanswered. Do I have to assign IP addresses manually?

6. RE: Win 95 Networking
lbyard Jun-28-02 01:14 PM
In response to message 5
Networking of Windows 95, 98, 98SE, and Me is very similar. Do it like win 98. Answer: No. Larry

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