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Thread: Network between to PC`s




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    Hi all,

    I hope someone can help me with a problem I have.

    I`m a complete noob at networking :( the problem I`m having is I want to connect my Acer Laptop with a VIA compatable fast ethernet adapter to my Desktop PC with a SIS 900 PCI fast ethernet adapter.

    The question is what do I need to actually get them up and running?

    Thankyou in advance to anyone who can help.

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    what OS are u using on both systems?
    what hardware you have?

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    oops I`m such a noob :o

    Heres the spec on both machines:-

    Laptop:
    Acer 2200+ AMD Athlon w/256 DDR
    Window XP Home Edition
    VIA Compatable Fast Ethernet Adapter

    Desktop:
    AMD Athlon 2000xp w/512 ram
    Windows XP Pro
    SIS 900 PCI fast ethernet adapter

    Thanks

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    Well, it's really simple. Two connect those two PC's directly, all you need is a crossover cable, plug one end into the laptop, other end into the PC, Windows XP detects and sets up the network, done. You can now share files (or whatever) between the PC's.

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    Thanks for the help. I take it you don`t need a hub with a crossover cable?

    Thanks again

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    you would only need a hub or switch if you have more than 2 PCs connected
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Thanks for the help :) me happy now

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    Yeah, no hub is needed. If you wanted to use a hub (to connect more PC's) then you would need to use normal cables not crossover cables.

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