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P2P (crosscable) ethernet lan help


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antiflag

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i have a dell with built in ethernet controller and a gateway with a built in ethernet controller. i have a cat4 ethernet cord (cat 4 ithink).im runing XP on both pc's.i cant get them to network with each other.iv went to control panel and done home or small buisness network wizard but it does not connect. what do i do??? :tazz: if some 1 can give me a step by step guide (hold my hand) Thanx !
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you need arouter if you don't have a router you need a crossover cable to just connect them with a single cord. Any crossover will do i reccomend getting a router.
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ah so i got the rong cable..thanx. what would be the cheapest way to go crossover or router?i only have 2 computers to network but i mite ad more later..if anyone knows the cheapest routers name and cheapest crossover cable name tell me ! thanx
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the crossover CAT5 cable is the cheapest route, though it will only work to connect 2 pc's together. the router is a better long term solution, especially if you will be adding more machines at some point.

are you using broadband internet at all? if so, get a router. connect the broadband to the router, then each pc to the hub in the router. that way both machines access the net, and are networked together.

if you just want to network 2 or more pc's together, a simple hub will do the job.
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