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    Default plz help me network my two computer

    Hi all:

    I have two computer that are connected to each other by network card and cat 5e cable. The host computer has the internet connection and I am tring to share internet connecttion with client computer. I have win xp professional on both computer and ran home network wizard on both computer. The client computer can't access the internet. Thanks for all the help.

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    Default Re: plz help me network my two computer

    You have to get a different type of cable if you are connecting them without a router. I believe it is called a crossover cable. A regular CAT5 cable will not allow you to connect one PC's LAN port to another PC's LAN port.
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    Default Re: plz help me network my two computer

    The cable is fine; it is the manner that you wire up the RJ45 jacks that makes the crossover cable, but the concept is sound. A crossover cable is needed for a connection between a client PC and a host PC that has an extra ethernet adapter.
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    Default Re: plz help me network my two computer

    Hi all:

    I have 2 x Lan (RJ-45) Ports on my motherboard which is A8N-sli deluxe and do I need switch, hub, router to nework my two computers to the internet?
    Is possibe it possible to network by straight calbe?

    James

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    Default Re: plz help me network my two computer

    If you have two RJ45 plugs then you should be able to hook one to the net with a regular cat5 cable and the other to second computer with a crossover cable (same cable type but has crossed connections .... just buy a "crossover cable").
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    Default Re: plz help me network my two computer

    That is what we were talking about... you need a crossover cable to connect two machines directly, but you'll have to mess with configurations most likely. A router/switch is the best (and easiest) setup you can get with a home network.
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    Default Re: plz help me network my two computer

    I just bought a computer hub and every thing work thank you for all the help


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