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Setting up a new home network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Tacocaster, Jul 11, 2005.

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  1. Tacocaster

    Tacocaster Thread Starter

    Jul 10, 2003
    Hey all, I just recently put together a new desktop for myself to replace my aging laptop. What I'd like to do is set up a small network of some sort as to allow me to get data from my laptop to my new desktop. I've got dual LAN on my desktop and as for the laptop I can use wireless or hardwire through the router, either is fine with me. Also, I supposed, if needed, I could make up a piece of crossover cable if someone told me how to connect the wires. I have a crimper and plenty of spare cat5e cable lying around. Thanks in advance.
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    You should be able to connect both to the router (I'd use wires for ease of configuration), and just set the laptop to automatically obtain it's IP and DNS addresses. Add in the File/Print sharing client, and you should be good to go.
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