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Networking at home


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Hi,

I'm looking for some help on networking my two computers at home.

Excuse the dorky question but is a network adapter the same as a network card.

I had one of my computers networked at work and it has a MacPhyter PCI Adapter. (it was temporarily networked in a production office and as far as I am aware a card wasn't bought for it, it was just connected with a cable) My other computer which has never been networked has a Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC adapter.

I have a patch cable and am wondering if I have everything I need to connect these two computers. If so can anyone direct me to a tutorial or instructions as to how to go about it. I had a look in the set up home office wizard but amn't that confident that I knew what I was doing.

Cheers.
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Excuse the dorky question but is a network adapter the same as a network card.

Yes. <_<

If you're not going to install a router between the systems then you need a special "cross-over" cable to connect the systems. Should be available at any computer store in the length you need.

This site has everything you ever wanted to know about networking, and some very good tutorials and guides:
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/
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<_<

All done and working great...thanks very much!
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