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Simple network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by wallie32, Feb 14, 2003.

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  1. wallie32

    wallie32 Thread Starter

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    I just want to setup a simple network between a desktop running windows XP and a laptop running XP.
    I do not want to use a router just a crossover cable.
    Both computers have a network card fitted.
    I am new to this sort of stuff and would just like simple instructions on what exactly to do after joining up both with a crossover cable.
    I am using a blueyonder cable modem in the UK.
    I have tried blueyonder tech support and was informed they do not give support on networking.

    Thanks very much in advance for any information.

    Rgds
    wallie
     
  2. Monstrous Mi

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    Run the Network Setup Wizard in Control Panel.
     
  3. pops1

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    hi, i too am in the uk. i have 2 pc's with network cards and what i think is a rj45 cable. mine is the main pc with a adsl modem over the phone line. when we are both connected speeds are fine but when the other one is downloading off a certain site beginning with k i get appalingly slow speeds down to 2.1kbps when i normally get 58.8kbps. is it normal to lose speeds like that.
    pops1
     
  4. Monstrous Mi

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    I can't answer your question directly, so I'll try the roundabout approach.

    I usually recommend using a router when connecting a home network to the Internet over a high speed connection. Most routers have a bandwidth sharing capability along with a degree of protection from outside Internet probing.
     
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