Setting up a home network

  bv 21:20 08 Sep 2003
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Hi. I'm wanting to network two computers, one which has a 10/100 Ethernet card and the other one which does not. If I just get a card for the other pc and link em up, will I have to do anyything else to set the network up (I'm using Windows XP)?

  mark500 21:24 08 Sep 2003

get another card. In windows insert the XP cd. When it autoruns click on "perform additional tasks" and then click set up a home or office network. Follow the prompts and when it finishes click on use the xp cd on another computer. Do the same on the second PC but when it finishes just click on "finish wizard".

  Cam-330894 21:35 08 Sep 2003

Don't forget the cross-over cable.

  mark500 21:39 08 Sep 2003

OOPS!!! Forgot that bit.

  bv 11:34 09 Sep 2003

Hi guys,

Thanks for the help so far. Is a crossover cable the sort of network cable i need to join the 2 cards up?

  mark500 12:28 10 Sep 2003

Yes it is.

  bv 12:50 10 Sep 2003

Brilliant. Thanks for all your help

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