How to connecting 2 computers & braodband

  dcpents 12:08 28 Nov 2003
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I have 2 computers running XP Pro, and ntl broadband, via ethernet connections. I want to connect both to internet and to read/write files to both computers and print to one printer.
What is the simplest, easiest most cost effective way to do this?
I know there is router, WiFi and LAN type connections, but do not understand in detail which is easiest to choose from.
Anyone had this need and completed successfully?

  JerryJay 12:26 28 Nov 2003

Just to get a router. Very easy to set up either
wired or wireless. If you want to get wireless, you can get a 3COM OFFICECONNECT 11MBPS WIRELESS ACCESS POINT (around £55), all products from
netgear or Belkin.

  Diodorus Siculus 12:27 28 Nov 2003

click here for a fairly straightforward guide.

Basically: two network interface cards (NICs)

a crossover cable.

WinXP netowrk wizard will do the rest.

  SEASHANTY 15:01 28 Nov 2003

..... and another one with a few diagrams click here

  Ivor_Monkey 15:03 28 Nov 2003

NB. If you go with the router (which would be my advice) you don't get cross over cables.

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