Network 2 home pc's

  DoubleDutch 15:26 27 Mar 2005

Sorry if this has been asked before, - got 2 pc's both XP pro, 1 has network card to my telewest broadband, the other has 2 network cards and i want to be able to use them both at same time , sharing broadband, is there an idiots guide to this anywhere ??

  sidecar sid 18:44 27 Mar 2005

Are you considering wired or wireless?

  FelixTCat 12:00 28 Mar 2005

If your pcs are close enough together, the cheapest and best way will be to connect them by ethernet cable.

You can either plug your broadband modem into the pc with 2 network cards and use the 2nd network card to connect the 2 pcs, or you could move one of the network cards to the pc already connected to the modem.

All you then need is a cross-over ethernet cable to connect the 2 pcs and run the Network Wizard on the one connected to the internet.

  researcher 20:46 29 Mar 2005

Try looking at click here. It has some nice simple diagrams.

I also found the Amazon guide quite good for basic info

  DoubleDutch 23:09 30 Mar 2005

Thanks all, did the 2 cards in existing pc and crossover to new pc 'fix'. Thanks again.


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