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How to setup DIRECT CONN between TWO PCS

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  1. NHS2008

    NHS2008 Regular member

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    Hi Everyone
    Me ansd my friend(Next door) want to hook up our PCS for LAN GAMING and FILE SHARING the porblem is WE DON'T KNOW HOW?
    What we have
    2X P4 Windows XP'S Working properly
    lan cards are installed and WORKING
    1x ethernet cable
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    So now what?
    anyone has any idea or suggestion to make and ofcourse FULL INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS ISSUE OR EVEN LINKS MAY REPLY.


    !!THANK YOU IN ADVANCE ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED!!
     
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  3. janrocks

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    Windows has a great wizard as well. Look under network connections in control panel.

    My favourite site.. http://www.geekgirls.com/windowsxp_home_network.htm

    lan gaming setup http://firingsquad.com/guides/lan/default.asp

    more is good.. http://tomshardware.co.uk/2004/04/10/lan_party/
    http://www.homenetworkhelp.info/index.php?pg=articles-lan-gaming&mn=a

    While I remember.. If these machines have an internet connection you will be better using completely seperate network cards for this rather than a hub/switch, and not sharing either internet connection with this link.. security issues.
     
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  4. NHS2008

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    Thanks for the links ddp & janrocks
    We are using a Cable which is straight-through The one in the picture.
    whats a CROSS-OVER CABLE?
    What we did was connected one End of the cable in My PCs PORT and other in My Freinds PCs PORT and tried to MAKE NEW ADVANCED CONNECTIONS

    WE DON'T WISH TO SHARE INTERNET CONNECTION JUST FOR FILE SHARING AND GAMING.
     
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    cross-over cable looks the same as straight thru but wires don't go to corresponding pin at other end of cable. otherwords not pin 1 to pin 1 but to pin 2.
     
  6. NHS2008

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    Thanks, ddp
    Our distance is around 15-17 Feet So I guess A cross-over cable shall do fine.
     

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