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How do you network 2 pc's?

By gypsyroo ·
Hi, I am trying to network 2 pc's. Can I do it with a direct cable connection? Or do I need networking equipment?

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by SpyderGST1 In reply to How do you network 2 pc's ...

You can do it. Its called peer to peer networking. i'm not sure if it will work with ethernet cables. you may have to use serial cables.

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by gbainbridge In reply to How do you network 2 pc's ...

Yes you can do it via a direct cable connection, using one of 3 ways:

1. Using MS Windows and direct cable connection. You'll need to set up one computer as the host, and the other as the client, and you'll need a cable (I'm not sure exactly what kind of cable this requires) that will connect between the parallel or serial ports on the pcs.

2. Using network cards. If you have a NIC installed in each PC, you can network them directly depending on which network medium you use (10b2, 10bT, etc). This can be done without a hub, and is not dependent upon Microsoft's operating systems.

3. Using USB. I honestly can't tell you which MS OSes support it, but USB direct connections are supposed to work with the new OSes like Win 2k and ME. I don't know about Win 9x. You'll simply need a USB cable connected between the 2 PCs.

I hope this helps.

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by TheoPhoTech In reply to How do you network 2 pc's ...

You can network them together easily with an ethernet cross-over cable which is just like a standard cables but all the wires get reversed at the other end. Or you can use standard cable with a hub or switch. You can use a serial cable, but it is very slow.

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by tim.mehrley In reply to How do you network 2 pc's ...

you can do it with a serial connection, however, using two nic's and a crossover cable will give you better "network" performance. you won't need any special network equipment like a hub.

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by eyesak In reply to How do you network 2 pc's ...

You can buy a null modem cable and hook the pc-s together, using Direct Cable Connection.

You can install Direct Cable Connection via
Start/Settings/Control Panel/(Add/Remove Programs)/Windows setup tab
Choose Communications, then details button.
Click, "Direct Cable Connection", Click OK, you may have to insert your Win 95/or 98 CD in the CD-ROM drive, if you do not have the .cab files on your hard drive.

Check your Network protocols:
Go to Start/Settings/Control Panel/Network

Youwill need the following Network protocols: Client for Microsoft Networks, Dial-Up Adapter, TCP/IP, NetBEUI, File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, and
optionally IPX/SPX.

Also in the Network control panel click the
"File and printersharing" buton and choose the following:
I want to give others access to my files and
I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s)


Here is a good resource for this method.
http://www.kime.net/directcc/directcc95.htm
You can buy a cable from many computer stores.
Here is a link to buy a parallel or USB cable via the Internet, also
has configuration information.

Hope this helps eyesak.

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