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Red Mancunian
14th May 2004, 09:53 AM
Hi everyone.

I've got 2 PCs at work, one running Win XP Pro, the other running XP Home.

Both seem to have ethernet(?) adaptors - and I would like to network them, mostly so I can access the printers and stuff that are connected to one of them using both PCs.

Am I right in saying I don't need a hub/switch, and that I can just use a cable between the 2?

If so, can someone pls tell me what type of cable I need, and where I can get one from?



14th May 2004, 10:16 AM
a cable will do it, cant remember what they called cos my mate just made me one

cos about 5 quid in maplin or somet i reckon, just a network cable or somet

not mega fast transfer & stuff but does the job for now and then

Red Mancunian
14th May 2004, 10:37 AM
Thanks fellas...

I'll prob need a 5 or 6 metre one to stretch between the 2 PCs... hope they do em that long?

Will this also allow me to share the internet connection on the 2nd puter? Even if it's a bit slow, it'd be good for checking e-mail and stuff.

btw skippy, top sig! ;)

blue jammer
14th May 2004, 02:28 PM
Check eBay for cable cheapness, I got a 30metre network cable for 7.99 :D

(had to network from me bedroom to the studio which is in the cellar...)

Red Mancunian
21st May 2004, 02:05 PM
:thumbsup: Nice one fellas!

I'll check out eBay for some cheap cablage! ;)

25th May 2004, 01:08 PM
I cant help on the cable bit hun but I got the belkin wireless set-up from pc world £50 that included everything the networking card etc. I suppose you could get it cheaper if you looked around. It saves on the cables hanging around and stuff aswell.

Pw x