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what is the best way to connect two computers for gaming


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#1 eboknight

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:48 PM

I would like to connect two of my desktops together to play games with my son, but I have no idea where to start.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 05:50 PM

Do you want them to connect to the net too?

What game(s)?

A router is the easiest - connect the PCs to it and it will take care of addressing and everything.

A Switch is 2nd easiest - connect the PCs to it. Set each to a static IP address and the other stuff that goes along with it

A Cross over cable - Basically the same as a switch except its just 1 wire but the settings inside the PCs would be the same as with a switch

Beyond getting them connected in one of those three ways, it would depend on what game(s) you plan on playing as to what else would need to be done.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:03 PM

I will try using my linksys router the sounds like the best way to go..

Probably going to be playing heroes of might and magic and games of that sort.

Thanks for the help.

Eboknight

P.S. From my previous post I bought the connector and Ethernet cable still not working I swear nothing can go easy for me sometimes.




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