Networking So Two Computers Can Play Multiplayer Game Needed Items?
Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:20 PM
Can I hook up a network of some sort so I can play the same game on two computers in my house?
Do I just need a network cable or what?
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 11:53 PM
Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:33 PM
Edited by cowsgonemadd3, 26 October 2006 - 03:33 PM.
Posted 01 November 2006 - 03:28 PM
And the game "multiplayer" controls will find each computer just like that?
I was planning on getting empire earth 2 and age of empires 3 among several other games.
Posted 01 November 2006 - 04:29 PM
E.G. : 192.168.1.1/24 (255.255.255.0) and 192.168.1.2/24 (255.255.255.0)
Then once you have set that up just ping that ip address of the other machine from each computer to see if they see each other. If you get a reply then you have configured it correctly. Then load up your games and try connect to eachother, if you can't see eachother check the network options in the game and see if they are set correctly.
Edited by ComputerWhizz7, 01 November 2006 - 04:30 PM.
Posted 01 November 2006 - 11:57 PM
Crossover card as in usb data transfer kits?
Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:01 AM
The crossover cable is a CAT5 ether cable that is wired specifically to connect two computers, otherwise you would need two regular CAT5 cables and a router, hub, or switch in between.
Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:52 AM
I will look for a crossover cable now. Thanks
Is this what I need?
Edited by cowsgonemadd3, 02 November 2006 - 11:19 AM.
Posted 03 November 2006 - 11:59 AM
Can I get the better cat5e cable instead?
Now it has to be CROSSOVER cable right? Not just a cat5e ethernet cable but a crossover cable?
What is the difference between regular ethernet cat5e and crossover type?
Posted 03 November 2006 - 01:38 PM
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Posted 03 November 2006 - 03:51 PM
Posted 11 November 2006 - 09:30 PM
Edited by guitar86, 11 November 2006 - 09:31 PM.
Posted 12 November 2006 - 02:24 PM