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Networking 2 computers with 2 broadband connections

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strykerx22

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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?
 
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Enslaver

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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.
 
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strykerx22

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[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?
 
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Enslaver

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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.
 

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