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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Network Installation and Configuration

When you're setting up a network, your first chore should be to install all the necessary hardware in each machine. That means adding the network adapters, running cables, and tying everything together with whatever other components you need (such as a hub if you're using a star topology).

After that's done, you need to set up Windows 98's networking components. How you do this depends on whether you're installing Windows 98 itself or adding networking to an existing Windows 98 installation:

  • If you're installing Windows 98 from scratch, be sure to choose the Custom option. If you do, the Setup Wizard will eventually display the Network Configuration dialog box, shown in Figure 28.2.
    Figure 28.2. When you're ...

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