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Networks network newbie needs help =P

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kevin, 14 Nov 2001.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin What's a Dremel?

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    yeah... if i wanna share files between 2 PCs and share an internet connection at the same time wat components do i need?
     
  2. R121

    R121 What's a Dremel?

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    You need 2 NIC (Network Card) 10 mb should be ok for what you want it for and an RJ45 cat 5 Cross over cabl. You also need 98 sr 2 or above or abouve to do ICS (Internet Connection Sharing).
     
  3. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    Simplest way is as above, although it can just about be done with a serial cable, but you need to find some software to help with that and it's a bloody pain in the arse to get working. I've never succesfully shared an internet connection via a serial link, but I've heard it can be done.

    Othe way is, sticking to ethernet (it's the way to go :D ), is to get a small cheap hub, and use that instead of a crossover cable....

    There's no advantage to start with, but should you ever want to add a 3rd PC, if even temporarily, you have the option to do so.

    A network starter kit consisting of 2 10Mbps network cards, 2 5m rj-45 utp patch cables and a 5 port hub will only set you back about £35 - which is barely more than you'd pay for a couple of cards and the cable anyway.
    Plus you get a little box with flashing LEDs to look at :) :) :)
     
  4. Kevin

    Kevin What's a Dremel?

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    heh
    was looking for the cheapest method... thanx alot ;)
     
  5. Fly

    Fly inter arma silent leges

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    You can get a network starter kit at the moment from, dare I say it, Maplin for £20. It has two 10/100 NICs and an 8M of X-over cable....just the thing. Not usually one to reccomend Maplin prices, but this is a good enough deal!

    Fly
     
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