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how many computers?

By hallows1 ·
Dear NetAdmin,
can you please tell me if i can network XP Pro and XP Home together?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to how many computers?

Yes you can, you can use normal Ethernet (wired or wireless) with TCP/IP and Direct connection using Infrared, Serial or Parallel connections.

see http://www.practicallynetworked.com/

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by shanna In reply to how many computers?

Yes, it's possible, as long as you're only wanting to set them up in a WORKGROUP rather than a DOMAIN environment. XP HOME can't be connected to a domain.

You could also use 2 CAT5 patch cables and a workgroup hub to connect the 2 PCs as an additonal option. Most mini-hubs only cost $30 or so, and would give you the flexibility to expand you network in the future if you choose.

Good luck with this.

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