First of all, I am just a beginner. Please assume I know very little about networking.
I have two notebook computers A and B. Both of them are on Windows 2000 Server.
Computer A has a "Buffalo PCMCIA Cardbus 10/100 LAN Card"
Computer B has a "IBM PCMCIA CardBus 10/100 LAN Card"
I have a cable (CAB48, UTP Stranded Patch Cable, Cable Enhanced CAT.5E, 3M, FULL E164469 (UL) TYPE CM 24AWG/4PR EIA/TIA TSB36 CAT.5 PLUS UTP PATCH CABLE) - I don't know what's that :)
I just want both computers to share files, printer
My question is:
How to make a network with the two computers WITHOUT a hub? Is it so-called a peer-to-peer network?
Is this cable ok? Or, should I buy a "crossover cable"? Please specify the type of cable I should use and whether I need a terminator, T-connectors...etc?
After installing the hardwares, how to set Windows 2000 Server in order to connect the network? Please give me "step by step" instructions! Especially, how to make the two computers recognize each other in network neighbourhood.
(You may assume that I change nothing on setting. And I prefer simple and standard approach.)
Any reference sites are welcomed.
Thanks a million!!