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HOW DO I NETWORK 2 COMPUTERS TOGETHER?

By PeeJay ·
To whom it may concern:
This is probably an easy question for many members here, but I need help in setting up 2 computers for a home network. My mom would like to network my computer and hers together at home so we can access each others files. Please tell me everything that would be involved and how I would go about setting it up.. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

P. J. Peterson

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HOW DO I NETWORK 2 COMPUTERS TOGETHER?

by dmiles In reply to HOW DO I NETWORK 2 COMPUT ...

Connecting two Computers
1)To share files this may be done by using a direct cable connection.
This is done by using serial or parallel-port cables
Depening on your Operating System this can be done by using the Direct Cable Connection Wizard-Start,Programs Accessories,Communications,select direct Cable Connection
The wizard will guide you through the process
If a different type of setup is needed then you will have to purchase a home networking kit

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HOW DO I NETWORK 2 COMPUTERS TOGETHER?

by tbradley In reply to HOW DO I NETWORK 2 COMPUT ...

There are 2 basic ways to do it.

1. Purchase a null modem cable ( about $12us). Make sure it is a DB25female to DB25female. Setup Direct Cable Connection
( found in settings-controlpanel-addnew software-windows setup-communications )

Connect the two machines together. Start one machine as host, one machine as client.

You must have microsoft networking loaded, and file sharing turned on.

This is probably the cheapest, but 2 problems exist, one, you're limited to the length of the nullmodem cable 25ft or less, and you must start the direct connection each time you boot, either manually, or through windows scheduler.

The next step up is to create an ethernet lan. You will need a small 2-4 port hub, about $30 - $40, 2 Network Interface Cards ( NIC) around $12 each, and 2 patch cables, anywhere from $2 - $30 depending on length.

Make sure all devices above have RJ-45 connectors to simplify things. The patch cables connect the PC's to the Hub, and can be anywhere from 3 ft to 300 ft in length, so you and mom don't have to share the same room.

Install the NIC's in the PCs, load TCP/IP, Netbeui, and Microsoft Networking. Again, turn on file and print sharing. Connect the PC's to the Hub, and away ya go...The beauty of this arrangement is it also allows you to share a DSL or Cable Modem if you get one, so you don't need more than 1 internet access account.

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HOW DO I NETWORK 2 COMPUTERS TOGETHER?

by larryhyman In reply to HOW DO I NETWORK 2 COMPUT ...

This may be to long to answer in a message without any feedback from you. So I will direct you to a website that can answer your questions.

You can find step by step instructions here

http://www.dansdata.com/network.htm

hope it helps

Larry Hyman
webmaster@pro-staging.com

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by agiias In reply to HOW DO I NETWORK 2 COMPUT ...

WIN95 Direct Cabel Connection - Com1
NETWORK - PROPERTIES: Installed Components
(manufacturer=Microsoft)

Client-

Client for Microsoft Networks

Microsoft Family Logon

Adapter

Dial-Up Adapter

Protocols

IPX/SPX compatible Protocol

TCP/IP
Service

File&Printer sharing Microsoft Networks

Primary Network Logon

Microsoft Family Logon

File and Printer Sharing

Both checked

Highlight installed component Dial-Up Adapter, select PROPERTIES-BINDINGSboth TCP/IP and IXP/SPX protocals checked
The HOST must have a shared resource - set a host drive to shared

Set ports to allow max speed(115000)

Start DCC on host - select listen
Start DCC on guest - select connect

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