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I am having to PC in my home..
both is also AMD athlon XP 1800+..
both include a network card...
so,how can I connect both of them?
so we can share files,play games, and more...

Can I just use a normal network cable and insert to both network cards, do some settings...?

Someone please help me....
thanks...
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Question by:joely2k
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by:joely2k
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I having 2 PC I mean....sorry for that error typing
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by:daletian
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U can't use just a normal cable unless u r going through a hub or switch
To connect both PCs together directly, u need to use a crossover cable

U can get one from any computer store for about 5 bucks

For tips about networking, check out this site www.wown.com
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by:GayleD
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1.  Buy a Cat5 Crossover cable of suitable length (your supplier will know what one is).

2.  Edit the connection properties on each machine, set the IP address of one to 192.168.0.1 and the other to 192.168.0.2 (obviously there are others you can use but those two keep it simple).

3.  Open a command prompt and type ping other_machine's_IP address and make sure they're talking to one another.

4.  Have lots of fun :)
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1. Use a Crossover CAT5 Cable between your PCs
2. Set network settings to "specify an IP address" and use these settings

Computer 1

IP:  192.168.100.1
Subnet  255.255.255.0
Gateway: blank.

Computer 2

IP:  192.168.100.2
Subnet  255.255.255.0
Gateway: blank.

3. Restart both machines.

4. Go to START>RUN and type "command" on Computer 2

5. Type     ping 192.168.100.1

All being well you should get this

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Reply from 192.168.100.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.100.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.100.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.100.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

============

This indicates that the pc's are talking to each other. At this point you could go about sharing resorces (drives, printers or internet access).

If you dont get the reply lines, post back with your operating system details.

I would however, reccommend buying a hub. You would then connect all your PCs to the ports in the hub. This makes the network a tad more reliable and stable. Especialy if you are using W98.

Hope this helps.
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by:joely2k
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I am using windows XP..
can you tell my how to change the IP in my computer?
there no point getting a hub or switch as there are only 2 computers in my house..
hmmm...icicic...

crossover Cat5
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by:joely2k
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I am using windows XP..
can you tell my how to change the IP in my computer?
there no point getting a hub or switch as there are only 2 computers in my house..
hmmm...icicic...

crossover Cat5
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by:daletian
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Go into Control panel then double click network connections

Right click on the connection whose IP u wanna change, under general, highlight Internet Protocol(TCP/IP), click properties, then change the IP address from there

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by:JTODD
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YOU CAN MAKE A CROSSOVER CABLE IF YOU HAVE A CRIMPING TOOL
AND A SET OF RJ-45 JACKS THE WIREING SCHEME IS

1-ORANGE STRIPE
2-ORANGE
3-GREEN STRIPE
4-BLUE
5-BLUE STRIPE
6-GREEN
7-BROWN STRIPE
8-BROWN
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by:ses_company
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I know you dont HAVE to get a hub, but it is more stable. Should be ok with XP though, have you had any luck with the above suggestions?
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