Connecting 2 PCs

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piddy215

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How do I connect 2 PC's -one running Win 2000 & the other XP Home using an Ethernet Cross Over Cable.
 
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From 2 seconds searchiong on google.

"Ethernet Crossover Cable - You first must have an ethernet network interface card (NIC) in both computers to use this method. If you are using ethernet cards with RJ45 jacks (similar to a phone jack but wider), you simply need an RJ45 to RJ45 Category 5 Crossover Cable. However, you do not need a "crossover" cable if you are connecting the two computers through an ethernet hub. In this case you just need two standard Category 5 patch cables to connect to the hub. A2Z sells both the ethernet NICs and the crossover/standard ethernet network cables to do this. Regarding the "software" side of connecting the computers, you will probably need to assign TCP/IP, NetBUI, or IPX networking protocols to your ethernet network adapter card (found in Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Network). If using the TCP/IP protocol on your network adapter, you will probably need to assign different IP addresses and the same subnet masks to the TCP/IP properties of each computer: Computer 1 could be IP 192.168.0.1 & subnet 255.255.255.0, and Computer 2 could be IP 192.168.0.2 & subnet 255.255.255.0. You might also need to type in the same Workgroup Name in the Identification tab. "
 

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Thanks for that. Will this let me share a Broadband connection between the 2 PCs?
 
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If you mean, if its going to let you share files between two pc's then yes, but you will have to enable shatring and security on both of your pc's.
Right click on c drive (or folder you want to share) and click "sharing and security".
If you mean, if your pc's will share internet connection from your ISP then yes also. That is done automaticaly, once you have both pc's online.
 
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