NewDeal Technical Support Document 284
NEWDEAL AND NETWORKS OVERVIEW
NewDeal software does not create a network, but you can use
NewDeal software with most popular networks. NewDeal software
is officially compatible with
General information about using NewDeal software
in conjunction with computer networks
Additionally, NewDeal has been demonstrated to work with
many other networks, including, but not limited to
- Novell Netware 3.xx and newer
- Lantastic 4.0 and newer
- LanManager networks
A stand-alone installation of NewDeal software is network aware.
That means it will recognize drives and interact with with
files shared over a network, and it will print to network printers,
whether the network is server-based or peer-to-peer.
Co-workers or students or anyone who uses a computer network
with NewDeal software can share files across the network and
use printers on the network.
- Windows 95 and Windows 98 networking
- Windows NT network servers
- Linux servers running Novell emulation
The network version of any NewDeal software will install
onto and run from the network server on any supported network.
For additional information about using NewDeal software with
Novell networks, see technical support document
256 - Novell Networks.
For specific tips about using NewDeal software with
Lantastic Networks, see technical support document
255 - Lantastic Networks.
Internet Connectivity over a LAN
Release 3 of NewDeal software adds an ODI Ethernet
driver which provides support for connecting to the
Internet over a Local Area Network (LAN).
This means you can use Skipper browser, NewMail, Meeting
Room or Web Chat and other NewDeal Internet client
applications to connect to the Internet without a modem,
if your computer has a network card and is connected to
any of the supported networks mentioned above.
To use NewDeal software to connect to the Internet over
the LAN, your network must include a network server
running Novell 3.xx, 4.xx, or 5.xx, or Windows NT,
or Linux or Unix, and you must be using Novell Netware
3.xx client software on the workstation. To enable
NewDeal's ODI Ethernet driver, see technical support
document 277 - ODI Ethernet Driver.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will NewDeal software work with my Novell
Netware 4.x or 5.x network?
- Will NewDeal software work with my Windows
- Someone told me that NewDeal would only work
with Novell Netware 3.xx networks. What's up with
- A computer network is usually defined by the
network software that is installed on the server.
NewDeal software will share files and printers on
Novell Netware networks versions 3.xx, 4.xx, or 5.xx,
on Lantastic networks version 4.0 or newer,
on LanManager networks, on Windows NT networks,
on PowerLan networks, and many other popular networks.
NewDeal network version will run from the server
on all these networks, too.
The only time that Novell Netware 3.xx is required
is for the client on the workstation if you wish to connect
to the Internet over the LAN. You can
use Novell Netware 3.xx client in conjunction with
servers running Netware 4.xx or 5.xx or with Windows NT
servers, or even with a Linux server running Novell
Internet connectivity over a LAN is one of the most
recent additions to NewDeal software. Our first priority
in developing this new feature was to make
Internet connectivity available over the LAN from
older DOS-based computers that cannot run Microsoft
Windows or other resource-hungry software.
Thus we began by creating the ODI Ethernet driver to
enable workstations using Netware 3.xx client to access
the Internet through the LAN.
Our plans for the future include additional drivers
to supplement the ODI Ethernet driver, including a driver
for workstations that use Netware 4.xx and 5.xx clients,
and perhaps one that will work in conjunction with
the Internet connectivity that is built into Windows 95
or Windows 98. Availability dates for these additional
drivers have not yet been announced.
- I do want to access the Internet over
my LAN. Where can I get the Novell Netware 3.xx client?
- The Netware 3.xx client may be included on the diskette
that came with your network interface card (NIC). It is also
available for download from Novell's web site. Point your
browser at http://www.novell.com, choose Free Downloads,
and download the Client for DOS and Windows 3.1.
Last Modified 26 May 1999