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wait, it sounds like you are trying to get to the internet on BOTH of the two computers and share files between them as well. do you just have the cat6 cable connected to the back of BOTH of the computers and have no internet? do you have a cable going from the modem for the internet that comes into your house with a cable going to the back of one of your computers? if you want to share the internet and files on both of the computers you will need a router in the middle of the setup. you will have to have the modem that comes into the house plugged into the router, then two cables, one going to one computer with another cable going to the second computer. afterwords you will have to share files on both of the computers so you can access the data on both computers.

if i am wrong, please, someone point it out to me.
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if you want to share the internet and files on both of the computers you will need a router in the middle of the setup


No, this is wrong, it is possible to share an internet connection and files with a crossover network (without a router), I have previously achieved this (and also managed to get it running Age of Empires multiplayer).

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No, this is wrong, it is possible to share an internet connection and files with a crossover network (without a router), I have previously achieved this (and also managed to get it running Age of Empires multiplayer).

this is correct...depending on the setup of the PC's and the internet connection..

Scenario 1: Host PC with NIC and Client PC with NIC, Dialup internet.....
you would go crossover from nic to nic and share the dialup connection

Scenario 2: Host PC with dual NICs and client pc with single NIC, Broadband internet
Crossover from PC to PC then Ethernet to modem

Scenario 3: Host PC with Single NIC and client PC with single NIC, broadband internet with USB connection
Crossover from PC to PC then usb to modem

now...if you've only got one NIC in each PC and the modem only connects via ethernet...then you've gotta get a router
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yeah true dsenette, true, it was back in the days when I though 10megs an hour was fast with my dial-up... and AOE was cutting edge... and it took me ages to get it all working cause I was using Kerio firewall on both - big crash course in firewalls...

EDIT: actually, I think the problem has been solved...

Edited by ruthandtroy, 04 June 2007 - 11:33 AM.

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now...if you've only got one NIC in each PC and the modem only connects via ethernet...then you've gotta get a router


this was the scenario that i was talking about how he will need a router then. most people dont have two nic cards in their pc let alone know how to configure it properly so that was what i was basing my answer off of.

and thanks, i did forget about a few of the ways to share the net with a crossover cable in the scenarios you mentioned.
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:blink: :help: Thank to all of you for helping me out!!! :help: :)

Alex Super :whistling:

Edited by Alex Super, 04 June 2007 - 06:06 PM.

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