Networking comps

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Anakist, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    How hard is it? My lil bro said that my uncle said it is too f****** hard to bother about. But that was linux to nt. With XP to NT how easy is it? Any progs that will do it themselves??

    James
     
  2. sboulema

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    you need a cross-over cat5 cable and then use the xp network wizard,create the floppy use it on the nt pc and voila a nice network :) not so hard...
     
  3. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    Cool. Gonna show my lil bro that I am a ubergeek and worthy of godness... I made the cable (MWAHAHA), dunno if it works yet... Should tho...

    Now I just have to wait until I get my chip and HDD and then get the comp down here. :(

    Thanks Sboulema. You have been a great help so far.
     
  4. sboulema

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    glad i could help :) btw if youre gonna network more than 2 pc's you will need a router/switch
     
  5. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    or 2 network cards per PC to daisy chain em together.
     
  6. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    I have an a7n8x dlx so no worries there. Could we get three? Both coming off me??

    James
     
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    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    Cool thanks Gonzo.

    James
     
  9. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    *Ugh* Daisy chaining? I wouldn't! ;)

    If you have 3+ computers I strongly recommend a hub/switch if you're not sharing Internet via Ethernet or a router if you do.
     
  10. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    i do as well :) if the £££ is there buy a network hub.
     
  11. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    If you daisy chain them then the comp in the middle will have be on so that the other two can access each other. Besides its easier to use switch or router.
     
  12. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I think the cheapest hubs are about the same as the two extra cards needed. :)
    And then you'll have five ports.
     
  13. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    I dont know a thing about networking :eek:

    I bought a hub for £15 ~ 2 x nic cards for £10 & a couple cables
    its not the best hub in the world ~ but it works for me

    [​IMG]

    plugged it all in ~ ran the network wizard ~ all done
    its that simple

    its even better with a fast internet connection
    my buddies bring their pc's round & we have an on-line LAN party
    5 of us go & mug a server on delta force black hawk down

    great fun

    :cool:
     
  14. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    A 16 port hub for £15? Sounds very cheap!