Networking 2 computers with 2 broadband connections

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by strykerx22, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. strykerx22

    strykerx22 Guest

    Hi I have 2 computers with WIN XP Pro on them. I also have a dsl connection for one and a cable connection for the other. What i would like to do is network them so i can transfer files back and forth and see the other computer on either one. What would be the easiest and most cost affective way to do this?
  2. Enslaver

    Enslaver Guest

    What specs are they, as in Network cards, etc? If you have ethernet cards in each, you can get a crossover cable, otherwise you need to get Ethernet cards... What I did was buy an ethernet hub, two cards and the cabling, works great for my two PC's, not as cost-effective though.
  3. strykerx22

    strykerx22 Guest

    [PC.1] Intel P4 2.4 GHZ - Geforce4 Ti 4600 - 1 gig RAM - 1500 ADSL - 80 GB WD 8mb cache HD - Toshibia DVD Rom - TDK 48x burner - 19" CRT Samsung 900nf - 3com etherlink xL 10/100 PCI NIC (3c905c-tx)

    [PC.2] Intel P2 400 - voodoo3 - 256 mb ram - 40 GB HD - 10 GB HD - DVD ROM - 15 " crt monitor - linksys LNE100tx Faster Ethernet -

    Both cards as you can see have NICS/// But with both of having them broadbanc connections i wouldnt be able to do the crossover cable right? Cause the nics would be being used. So the hub would work then right?
  4. strykerx22

    strykerx22 Guest

    second PC has 1500 / 300 cable internet
  5. Enslaver

    Enslaver Guest

    Well, I use an External USB modem, if the ports are being used for the net, you obviously can't use them for networks, and I don't think (Not sure though) that you can connect two Broadband connctions on a network.

    My Expertise kinda ends there, I only got my PC's networked two weeks ago and am still learning all the basics of it.
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team