To connect three computers together I know I need three network cards and a hub. Will any sort of hub do? We just want to play games on it. Weve all got win xp pro. would simple 10/100 Mbit PCI NIC PnP network cards do? Would any network cable work e.g. cross over cable. If so could you explain the difference between cross over cable and the other types.
As Gaz 25 said you can get a home network pack. If you get the "Bits" yourself then you need Cat5e networking cable, not crossover cable.Crossover cable is for connecting two computers together without a hub,no use for any more than that> Cat5 can bought in various lenghts with connectors allready fitted. You can buy a length of cable and the connectors and make your own , but it might be more trouble than its worth for three computers