Home Networking with crossover cable

  wicked willy 18:40 13 Jan 2005
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Hi Everyone, Specs. first:- Both Computers using XP Home edition, one connected with AOL Broadband, Please can someone help in regarding Home Networking. I have connected the 2 computers together withn a crossover Cable and both computers can see one another with shared files, but when I try to get AOL Gold they seem blind to each other, I have been in touch with AOL and they told me that they do not support networking without a Aol approved router even if it is connected with only a xcrossover cable, How can I get the 2 Computers to see and speak to each other and go and use the internet connection, all help will be gratefully received Thanks in Advance Bill

  Kegger 18:45 13 Jan 2005

Hi Wicked willy,

AOL are never helpful when you want them to be!! a work around would be to set up a proxy on the PC that has the internet connection and point other PC to the proxy. you can download a free version of proxy+ from here click here i have used it on a few customers and they have had no problems . Kegger

  sgoku 18:46 13 Jan 2005

you have to enable internet connection sharing but i dont know how aol will work in the way you are trying a cheap router would make your life easier

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