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Two computers, dial up networking, LAN?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by sevver, Nov 11, 2005.

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  1. sevver

    sevver Thread Starter

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    I have a situation where somebody wants to have a LAN between two computers, and she is on dial up. She took the liberty of going and buying a router (not sure which one) and tried to set it up. What I am thinking, is that the router is not necessary, and that all that is needed is a ethernet cable between the two, possibly a crossover.

    I don't think she needs to enable Internet Connection Sharing, although I think that it would be a plus if I could do it for her. Mainly I think she just wants to be able to transfer files between the computers. One machine is an XP, while the other is, I believe a 98. Thanks for the help.

    Steve
     
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    You are correct that a router, while fine, would be overkill in this situation (unless wireless is used on the 2nd computer) and that a CROSS-OVER cable would be sufficient.
     
  3. sevver

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    When you use a crossover cable, does it still show the network, with the shared directories? I have never implemented a network like this, so I have no idea. I am used to using routers with high speed.
    Thanks
    Steve
     
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    Yes, Steve. Really no difference (except for the two-computer limit).
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    Ok, thanks man.
     
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