Need help on XP networking

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ztcrown

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I am trying to connect 2 XP computers at my office.
I already have ethernet cable conncetions at the office where 2 XP computers are located.
I am trying to share a printer and to access files from both computers.
Well, I have never done this before and I would like to know what would be the easiest way to set this up.
The 2 Xp computers have the ethernet cards in them. I do not have any cables to connect the 2XPs yet.
One of the computer has the printer connected.
Do I need a special software to set this up?
Also, what kind of cables do I need to connect the 2XPs?
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
 
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Your best starting point is the XP Windows Networking Wizard. It is fairly foolproof.

When connecting the computers you use a crossover cat5 cable (usually yellow) to directly connect from ethernet card to ethernet card. If you have a network hub, then you will need straight through cat5 cables (usually blue or grey).
 

ztcrown

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Thanks,
I will try that, and will keep you updated on the progress!!!
 
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