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Networking at home

Networking at home

Networking at home

Hi there,
         I was thinking of networking my 2 home PC's. 1 has a Windows ME installed and has a modem. The other has Windows XP installed and has both a modem and a network card. I am wondering if it is possible to network the 2 PCs in order to share printers or send files back and forth until i get time to install a network card in the Windows ME machine?

Any help on this would be much appreciated.


RE: Networking at home

I suggest looking for primers on how to set up a simple home network.  It's really easy, but you do need to understand some basics first.  You may want to visit http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/evaluation/overviews/connectedhome.asp for a start.  From there, do google/yahoo searches.  Then you can easily set up a peer-to-peer network between the two systems using one for Internet connection sharing.  At a minimum, you would need to ethernet nics (network interface cards) which may be built into your computers already.  Then a crossover ethernet cable or a hub to connect the two systems together physically.  Finally, the rest is all done in the software.


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