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phigity

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i have 2 computers i want to network together. both are running win xp. i have a netgear router to share internet access between them. so i have cat5 running from the cabem modem to the router and cat5 from the router to each computer. i ran win xp's network setup wizard and it completed on each computer but i can't share files. i really need to move some files around tonight. can i share files and internet access with a router? or do i need a hub or a switch? please, need help fast.
 
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phigity

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ok i have a new setup now. i have the cable modem going to the router and from the router going to each computer. the only way i can share files between the computers is to unhook computer 2 from the router and hook it to a 4-port hub. i installed a second Ethernet card into computer 1 and ran a cat5 to the hub. so my problem now is i can either share internet access with both computers through the router but no file sharing or i can have internet access on computer 1 and be able to share files but no internet access for computer 2. need help bad. thanks!
 
#6
That sounds really strange. It should work with the first setup. Make sure any firewalls are of, and all computers are in the same workgroup.
 

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