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connect two PCs

I have two Pcs with windows 2000 and a hup how can i connect these them and also how can i use the internet on both of them....
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mkhalidmn
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mikecrCommented:
It would depend on what type of connection that you have to the internet, but you need to add a network card to each computer. Then you will use Cat5 cable to connect them to the hub. Once they are hooked to the hub, make sure that you have a link light on the network card and one on the hub. You will then go into the properties of the network card that is installed and you will add tcp/ip, Microsoft client, and file and printer sharing. Whenever you install a network card you normally get all these installed by default anyhow. You will configure each with an ip address like 192.168.1.1 and .2 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. Once that is done you should be able to use the ping command to test connectivity. You will not want to put in a default gateway yet until you figure out what type of internet connection that you will be using. Once you have this part done then we can discuss the internet connection and configuring it to work.
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jloehrCommented:
mikecr's suggestion is essentially spot on, but if you use a cross-over cable to connect the two machines it would be cheaper and easier as well. you would not need the hub, and then just set up internet connection sharing in win2k which should take care of everything. providing of course that you set internet explorer to use LAN connection on the machine that does not have an internet connection all ready.

J. Loehr
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deltreeCommented:
These are correct for dialup, if you have a cable modem or DSL, you will need other instruction.

More detail, if you are not on dialup, please.
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stevenlewisCommented:
mkhalidmn, glad I could help
Steve
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