Well in any cases, you need a free LAN port on an ethernet card ( or a built in port on ur motherboard )
If you don't want to use a router, but have both comps use internet, you'll need a crossover cable between both comps, and have 1 computer connected to the internet with a second LAN port on that comp...
Really the router's the best solution. Wired routers arent all that expensive anymore, a DLINK sells for 50 bucks CDN now ( yep thats right im canuk
Also important to note, the program might not necessarily work normally if you try to run it off another computer through a network..
Some programs simply CANT run without all the registry keys and drivers, etc. It's always best to install any program you want to use onto that computer.
Sharing files is fine, exactly for the reason that files dont depend on anything else, they can be brought anywhere at anytime. Programs cant. Food for thought
Edited by Vaillant, 20 April 2006 - 10:44 PM.