network Xp and ME

  old-timer 18:32 07 Nov 2003

I know this subject has been mentioned several times before, but a little clarification would be appreciated.

I wish to share Telewest cable broadband and at least one printer between my two machines running XP and ME. I know I need a router, and have looked at the US Robotics, mainly because it has a print sharer on board.

However, on talking to a PC World guy(I Know!!!),
he informed me that it is not easy, and in fact that Telewest do not encourage internet sharing.

I have seen several threads which imply that it is a doddle, Is this correct.

Also a small point.. How is incoming E-Mail handled.

Help would be appreciated.

  Legolas 19:01 07 Nov 2003

The PC World guy is either looking for work or he does'nt know what he is talking about.

Networking XP and ME is pretty straightforward, for the most basic network all you need is 2 NIC cards and a length of crossover cable to connect them together.

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