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How to connect with other computer?


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#1 ezooone

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:19 PM

Hello..I have 2 computers..I want to connect those computers to play games..how can I do that? :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:34 PM

You need a CROSSOVER CABLE to connect the two computers.

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Both PCs must have an Ethernet port and preferably running Windows XP (and above).

Do note that this will require you to change the network adapter (LAN) settings and create a Workgroup (My Network Places), listing both PCs.
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:56 PM

Or you could just by a cheap router and plug them both in all addressing will be done through DHCP!
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:55 PM

Oh I see..so do i need to install the port or any software when I use crossover cable or the router?

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:27 AM

the easiest way to do it is with a router, and 2 regular ethernet cables, plugged into the LAN ports (not wan). the router should take care of the connection settings for you automatically, right out of the box. If you plan to play games this way with a direct connection you need to make sure that your particular game has the ability to play on a LAN. More than likely with these ingredients you should have no problem. and if you do, we are here.

also, make sure both computers are set to a workgroup with the same name. to find your workgroup, right click my computer, choose properties, then the computer name tab. You can see your workgroup there, or click change to change it to a workgroup name that matches, eg mshome

Edited by Kalon Wiggins, 08 January 2010 - 04:29 AM.





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