Help with Home Networking

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Masked Avenger, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. 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
    Masked Avenger, Jun 18, 2004
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  2. 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/using/networking/getstarted/getsetup.mspx


    --
    Groeten/Regards
    Jeroen Wijnands
    jeroen at wijnands punt xs4all punt nl
    Jeroen Wijnands, Jun 18, 2004
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  3. Masked Avenger

    Mr Mucky Guest

    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" <4all.nl> wrote in
    message news:40d2aa32$0$36169$4all.nl...
    > 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/using/networking/getstarted/getsetup.mspx
    >
    >
    > --
    > Groeten/Regards
    > Jeroen Wijnands
    > jeroen at wijnands punt xs4all punt nl
    >
    Mr Mucky, Jun 18, 2004
    #3
  4. Masked Avenger

    Brian Guest

    "Mr Mucky" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:...
    > 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" <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....
    Brian, Jun 18, 2004
    #4
  5. Masked Avenger

    Brian Guest

    "Masked Avenger" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:40d2a648$0$18668$...
    > 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...
    Brian, Jun 18, 2004
    #5
  6. Masked Avenger

    Brian Guest

    "Masked Avenger" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:40d2a648$0$18668$...
    > 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.
    Brian, Jun 18, 2004
    #6
  7. Brian wrote:

    >
    > "Mr Mucky" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > news:...
    >> 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" <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
    Jeroen Wijnands, Jun 18, 2004
    #7
  8. Masked Avenger

    Brian Guest

    "Jeroen Wijnands" <4all.nl> schrieb im
    Newsbeitrag news:40d2c665$0$36860$4all.nl...
    > Brian wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > "Mr Mucky" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > > news:...
    > >> 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" <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 :)
    Brian, Jun 18, 2004
    #8
  9. Masked Avenger

    Mr Mucky Guest

    no mention of 3rd pc? always making things difficult..

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    .............................................................................
    ........

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

    .............................................................................
    ........
    "Brian" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Masked Avenger" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > news:40d2a648$0$18668$...
    > > 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...
    >
    >
    Mr Mucky, Jun 18, 2004
    #9
  10. Masked Avenger

    Brian Guest

    "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..
    Brian, Jun 18, 2004
    #10
  11. Thanks for the prompt reply Brian, Jeroen and Mr Mucky much appreciated, I
    will go with the cross cable as 2 Computers is all the house will ever have,
    the kids are all grown up and have moved on so its just me and the wife.

    Jeroen, MYOB is loaded on both the Laptop and the Desktop its just the data
    files I need to access so hopefully it will work OK

    Manny Trevor
    Melb Australia

    "Brian" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Masked Avenger" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > news:40d2a648$0$18668$...
    > > 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.
    >
    >
    Masked Avenger, Jun 18, 2004
    #11
  12. Masked Avenger

    Mr Mucky Guest

    wheres 3rd PC from? doh

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    .............................................................................
    ........

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

    .............................................................................
    ........
    "Brian" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "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..
    >
    >
    Mr Mucky, Jun 18, 2004
    #12
  13. Masked Avenger

    Brian Guest

    "Masked Avenger" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:40d2f3d8$0$18669$...
    > Thanks for the prompt reply Brian, Jeroen and Mr Mucky much appreciated, I
    > will go with the cross cable as 2 Computers is all the house will ever

    have,
    > the kids are all grown up and have moved on so its just me and the wife.
    >
    > Jeroen, MYOB is loaded on both the Laptop and the Desktop its just the

    data
    > files I need to access so hopefully it will work OK
    >
    > Manny Trevor
    > Melb Australia
    >
    > "Brian" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > > "Masked Avenger" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > > news:40d2a648$0$18668$...
    > > > 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.
    > >
    > >

    >
    >

    no probs and good luck
    Brian, Jun 18, 2004
    #13
  14. Masked Avenger

    Mr Mucky Guest

    i got a file that takes u fru settin up a network.. i got a temp msn addy 4
    ya if u want it, its

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    .............................................................................
    ........

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

    .............................................................................
    ........
    "Masked Avenger" <> wrote in message
    news:40d2a648$0$18668$...
    > 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
    >
    >
    Mr Mucky, Jun 18, 2004
    #14
  15. Masked Avenger

    Brian Guest

    "Mr Mucky" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:...
    > i got a file that takes u fru settin up a network.. i got a temp msn addy

    4
    > ya if u want it, its
    >
    > --
    >
    >

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

    .............................................................................
    > .......
    > "Masked Avenger" <> wrote in message
    > news:40d2a648$0$18668$...
    > > 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
    > >
    > >

    >

    the man sounded intelligent enough to do it himself... his question was
    presice and good... not like your answers!
    Brian, Jun 18, 2004
    #15
  16. Mr Mucky wrote:

    > i got a file that takes u fru settin up a network.. i got a temp msn addy 4
    > ya if u want it, its
    >


    http://www.absey-vine.co.uk/you.html

    > --
    >
    > ............................................................................
    > .......
    >
    > 'time is never wasted when you're wasted all the time'
    >
    > ............................................................................
    > .......
    > "Masked Avenger" <> wrote in message
    > news:40d2a648$0$18668$...
    >
    >>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
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Brian_H=B9=A9?=, Jun 18, 2004
    #16
  17. Masked Avenger

    Ian Moyce Guest

    Brian H¹© wrote:
    >> Mr Mucky wrote:
    >>
    >>> i got a file that takes u fru settin up a network.. i got a temp
    >>> msn addy 4 ya if u want it, its
    >>>

    >>
    >> http://www.absey-vine.co.uk/you.html
    >>


    LOL

    --
    Ian Moyce

    *pie*
    Ian Moyce, Jun 18, 2004
    #17
  18. Masked Avenger

    -= Hawk =- Guest

    On 18 Jun 2004 14:07:32 GMT, "Mr Mucky" <>
    scribbled:

    >i got a file that takes u fru settin up a network.. i got a temp msn addy 4
    >ya if u want it, its


    Like anyone's going to take advice from an illiterate like you.

    --
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    Riddles II, v3
    - T. Pratchett
    -= Hawk =-, Jun 18, 2004
    #18
  19. Masked Avenger

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