How To Network 2 PC' s ?

  O-NO 21:09 14 Jan 2005

I would like to network 2 PC's to share internet/swap files etc.........

What is the easiest/cheapest way to do it and what connections would I need?

Both PC's Windows XP Home.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

  Diodorus Siculus 21:11 14 Jan 2005

A simple crossover cable and run the network wizard.

  O-NO 21:15 14 Jan 2005

Does the crossover cable need to be connected to Ethernet connections........excuse my ignorance.

  Diodorus Siculus 21:19 14 Jan 2005

Yes - it has the same connection on both ends and plugs into the network card on both pcs.

  O-NO 21:23 14 Jan 2005

I think one PC has an Ethernet connection already installed but the other does not so looks like I will require the crossover cable and 1 card....simple as that?

  Strawballs 00:37 15 Jan 2005

Yes simple as that PCI network card in the machine without onboard lan and crossover cable and run the network wizard in control panel.

  Mango Grummit 05:56 15 Jan 2005
  O-NO 07:42 15 Jan 2005

Many thanks for the info.

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