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Masked Avenger
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      06-18-2004
Gday all hope everybody is well, I have a couple of questions about Home
Networking

I have a desktop computer with a Ethernet card and a Laptop with a Ethernet
card fitted, both systems use Win XP and I need the laptop to be able to
access files (M.Y.O.B. accounting software) and the printer which is
connected to the desktop computer.

Do I need a HUB to network the 2 computers or can the 2 computers be
connected directly through a RJ-45 lead ?

Could someone outline the process needed to get the 2 computers up and
talking to each other.

Manny Trevor


 
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Jeroen Wijnands
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      06-18-2004
Masked Avenger wrote:

> Gday all hope everybody is well, I have a couple of questions about Home
> Networking
>
> I have a desktop computer with a Ethernet card and a Laptop with a Ethernet
> card fitted, both systems use Win XP and I need the laptop to be able to
> access files (M.Y.O.B. accounting software) and the printer which is
> connected to the desktop computer.
>

Running software from that desktop on your laptop may not work.

> Do I need a HUB to network the 2 computers or can the 2 computers be
> connected directly through a RJ-45 lead ?
>

Either will work. However, for a direct connection you'd need a cross
cable. 4 ports hubs or switches are really cheap these days and it might
be nice to have some extra capacity for visitors for example.

> Could someone outline the process needed to get the 2 computers up and
> talking to each other.


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u.../getsetup.mspx


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Mr Mucky
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      06-18-2004
If its jus 2 nodes, u dont need no hub or switch my man, and have the one u
use most as the server..
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"Jeroen Wijnands" <(E-Mail Removed)4all.nl> wrote in
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> Masked Avenger wrote:
>
> > Gday all hope everybody is well, I have a couple of questions about Home
> > Networking
> >
> > I have a desktop computer with a Ethernet card and a Laptop with a

Ethernet
> > card fitted, both systems use Win XP and I need the laptop to be able to
> > access files (M.Y.O.B. accounting software) and the printer which is
> > connected to the desktop computer.
> >

> Running software from that desktop on your laptop may not work.
>
> > Do I need a HUB to network the 2 computers or can the 2 computers be
> > connected directly through a RJ-45 lead ?
> >

> Either will work. However, for a direct connection you'd need a cross
> cable. 4 ports hubs or switches are really cheap these days and it might
> be nice to have some extra capacity for visitors for example.
>
> > Could someone outline the process needed to get the 2 computers up and
> > talking to each other.

>
>

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u.../getsetup.mspx
>
>
> --
> Groeten/Regards
> Jeroen Wijnands
> jeroen at wijnands punt xs4all punt nl
>



 
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Brian
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      06-18-2004

"Mr Mucky" <(E-Mail Removed)> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> If its jus 2 nodes, u dont need no hub or switch my man, and have the one

u
> use most as the server..
> --
>
>

.................................................. ...........................
> .......
>
> 'time is never wasted when you're wasted all the time'
>
>

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> .......
> "Jeroen Wijnands" <(E-Mail Removed)4all.nl> wrote


Either will work. However, for a direct connection you'd need a cross
cable. 4 ports hubs or switches are really cheap these days and it might
be nice to have some extra capacity for visitors for example.


^^ read properly.... you are talking drivel....


 
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Brian
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      06-18-2004

"Masked Avenger" <(E-Mail Removed)> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:40d2a648$0$18668$(E-Mail Removed) u...
> Gday all hope everybody is well, I have a couple of questions about Home
> Networking
>
> I have a desktop computer with a Ethernet card and a Laptop with a

Ethernet
> card fitted, both systems use Win XP and I need the laptop to be able to
> access files (M.Y.O.B. accounting software) and the printer which is
> connected to the desktop computer.
>
> Do I need a HUB to network the 2 computers or can the 2 computers be
> connected directly through a RJ-45 lead ?
>
> Could someone outline the process needed to get the 2 computers up and
> talking to each other.
>
> Manny Trevor
>


yes a rj45 crossover is the cheapest solution but not practible if you are
looking into getting a third pc.. then u will require a hub or switch...
make sure that both pc's are in the same workgroup and give them static ip's
192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2 for example...


 
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Brian
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      06-18-2004

"Masked Avenger" <(E-Mail Removed)> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:40d2a648$0$18668$(E-Mail Removed) u...
> Gday all hope everybody is well, I have a couple of questions about Home
> Networking
>
> I have a desktop computer with a Ethernet card and a Laptop with a

Ethernet
> card fitted, both systems use Win XP and I need the laptop to be able to
> access files (M.Y.O.B. accounting software) and the printer which is
> connected to the desktop computer.
>
> Do I need a HUB to network the 2 computers or can the 2 computers be
> connected directly through a RJ-45 lead ?
>
> Could someone outline the process needed to get the 2 computers up and
> talking to each other.
>
> Manny Trevor
>

and with the printer issue just right click and "share" as with all other
folders and files.


 
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Jeroen Wijnands
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      06-18-2004
Brian wrote:

>
> "Mr Mucky" <(E-Mail Removed)> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> If its jus 2 nodes, u dont need no hub or switch my man, and have the one

> u
>> use most as the server..
>> --
>>
>>

> .................................................. ...........................
>> .......
>>
>> 'time is never wasted when you're wasted all the time'
>>
>>

> .................................................. ...........................
>> .......
>> "Jeroen Wijnands" <(E-Mail Removed)4all.nl> wrote

>
> Either will work. However, for a direct connection you'd need a cross
> cable. 4 ports hubs or switches are really cheap these days and it might
> be nice to have some extra capacity for visitors for example.
>
>
> ^^ read properly.... you are talking drivel....
>
>

Who? Me? Or mister mucky?


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Brian
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      06-18-2004

"Jeroen Wijnands" <(E-Mail Removed)4all.nl> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag news:40d2c665$0$36860$(E-Mail Removed)4all.nl...
> Brian wrote:
>
> >
> > "Mr Mucky" <(E-Mail Removed)> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> If its jus 2 nodes, u dont need no hub or switch my man, and have the

one
> > u
> >> use most as the server..
> >> --
> >>
> >>

> >

.................................................. ...........................
..
> >> .......
> >>
> >> 'time is never wasted when you're wasted all the time'
> >>
> >>

> >

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..
> >> .......
> >> "Jeroen Wijnands" <(E-Mail Removed)4all.nl> wrote

> >
> > Either will work. However, for a direct connection you'd need a cross
> > cable. 4 ports hubs or switches are really cheap these days and it might
> > be nice to have some extra capacity for visitors for example.
> >
> >
> > ^^ read properly.... you are talking drivel....
> >
> >

> Who? Me? Or mister mucky?
>
>
> --
> Groeten/Regards
> Jeroen Wijnands
> jeroen at wijnands punt xs4all punt nl
>


i answered mr mucky's post... was not meant for you


 
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Mr Mucky
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      06-18-2004
no mention of 3rd pc? always making things difficult..

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'time is never wasted when you're wasted all the time'

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"Brian" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>
> "Masked Avenger" <(E-Mail Removed)> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:40d2a648$0$18668$(E-Mail Removed) u...
> > Gday all hope everybody is well, I have a couple of questions about Home
> > Networking
> >
> > I have a desktop computer with a Ethernet card and a Laptop with a

> Ethernet
> > card fitted, both systems use Win XP and I need the laptop to be able to
> > access files (M.Y.O.B. accounting software) and the printer which is
> > connected to the desktop computer.
> >
> > Do I need a HUB to network the 2 computers or can the 2 computers be
> > connected directly through a RJ-45 lead ?
> >
> > Could someone outline the process needed to get the 2 computers up and
> > talking to each other.
> >
> > Manny Trevor
> >

>
> yes a rj45 crossover is the cheapest solution but not practible if you are
> looking into getting a third pc.. then u will require a hub or switch...
> make sure that both pc's are in the same workgroup and give them static

ip's
> 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2 for example...
>
>



 
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Brian
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      06-18-2004
"have the one u
use most as the server.."

why the f**k server?
its two clients sharing files!! and even if there were three it wouldn't
matter... a server is just to configure networks,domains,user accounts and
policies..


 
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