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how can i use a network?

By ervin_rob2002 ·
how can i use a laptop for a server and use a desktop pc to share a printer and files

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by Kamariah In reply to how can i use a network?

By using cross network cable (much cheaper) or a switch hub (minimum 8 ports, cost few hundred or less). Both laptop and PC must have network interface card (NIC). Set the IP address, computer name and workgroup.

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Cable/DSL Router

by chris.rodgers In reply to how can i use a network?

If you have a broadband connection it would be worth getting a Linksys or D-Link Cable DSl router, that way you get a Internet Connection for all your computers plus you won't have to buy a switch, these are usually cheap. Also you can set up DHCP so you don't have to mess around with IP addresses.

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