2 pcs connected how./

  swanny2 11:57 25 Apr 2006

My son now has a pc in his room,next door is my room not far,,Now what id like too know is the best way for me 2 connect the 2 pcs so we can both be on the net,i use mine a lot in the day,he doesnt,
Id like the simplest way too do this as i dont know a lot.:) cheers
Swanny . :O)

  swanny2 12:00 25 Apr 2006

oh sorry im useing win/xp media centre ,his pc,s wind/me im on broadband via my set top box too tv downstairs,,I have the wire comein from the set top box,direct too my pc via usb ethernet adaptor,its like a blue box with the usb that goes into the usb port at the back of me Pc . with a flashin red light when its working.. cheers .
Swanny :O)

  Smegs 13:51 25 Apr 2006

Hello swanny2.

What I have done is, I bought one these, click here ours is wired. You can buy wireless. People on here will tell you to go for wireless. I ran a wire(CAT5) through into the next room. We don't have any problems.

I take it your on Broadband???

  swanny2 20:08 25 Apr 2006

yes mate

  swanny2 20:09 25 Apr 2006

what router would i need mate.

  spuds 21:24 25 Apr 2006

If you are both using XP click here

  terryf 23:00 25 Apr 2006

One router is click here

  anchor 09:51 26 Apr 2006

I would endorse the recommendation given by terryf above. I have the same wireless router, and its great.

No problem in using two computers to access the web at the same time.

  swanny2 17:08 01 May 2006

cheers mate. if i order that router .what else will i need too get everything underway?.
im on xp me sons on win/me.
im connected by using Broadband an the wire comes from my set top box down stairs,too my pc in me bedroom.my sons is next door.
ty for help .
Swanny. :O)

  terryf 19:11 01 May 2006

You will need an ether net card or ethernet mobo in each computer but click here

  swanny2 08:36 02 May 2006

thanks mate. but im not connected via a phone .
So lookin at this . i need a Router an 2 ethernet cards. too get me set up. probably around £100 ! seems expensive hehe. when u can buy a pc for that . but at least it keeps me son of my pc.
tx . m8 :O)

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