How can I access the resources on the gateway machine when it dials up to transfer mail?

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If you lose network access to the computer running WorkgroupMail when it dials up to the Internet, then this is because as soon as the computer connects to the Internet, it takes on the IP address provided by your ISP and therefore effectively removes the computer from the local TCP/IP network. There are two ways around this problem. The first way is to use NetBEUI rather than TCP/IP as the default protocol for file access. This does not rely on an IP address and therefore operates unaffected when you make a dial-up connection. The alternative approach is to add another network card to the computer. This permits the computer to communicate on two networks simultaneously. For more information, see the section entitled “Configuring Multihoming” at the URL http://www.microsoft.com/TechNet/win98/Reskit/Part3/wrkc15.asp . Bear in mind that Windows 95 is not capable of being a multi-homed computer. However, Windows 98/NT/2000/ME may be used for this purpose.

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