are PCs too far away for networking?
Posted on 2003-03-28
im planning to network my pc and that of my cousin's. both systems are win98 and winxp dualboot and have ethernet adapters installed. im thinking of using a network hub, using coaxial cables. my question is if the distance between the two PCs is of considerable importance. i estimated i would need about 23 meters of cable to join the two which are located in our houses respectively. we would mostly use the network connection for playing games, remote assistance, and sharing files. my cousin has a P4 2.4 GHz, 256 MB DDR RAM, 30 GB HD; mine is a PIII 1.0 GHz, 384 MB SDRAM, 20 GB HD. is it ok despite the distance? can you tell me how it would affect the connection, speed, etc? is it advisable? what other options do i have? is a sharer hub better, why? also, feel free to give pointers and tips on how to go about it, like how to route the cables, where to place the hub, etc. can i use mine as the server? thanx in advance.