Creating A Home Network

  suburban train 16:23 06 Jan 03
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  suburban train 16:23 06 Jan 03

Dear All,

I wish to create a basic computer network between my PC and laptop.

All i want is a basic network nothing fancy just using a cable

How do i go about this?

  recap 16:27 06 Jan 03

Buy a network card for PC and Laptop and a cross over cable.

  suburban train 16:31 06 Jan 03

sorry for sounding dumb but whats a pc card and how do i install it.

can i not just connect the computers by using a USB or serial cable?

  jazzypop 16:43 06 Jan 03
  suburban train 16:45 06 Jan 03

can a simple network be created by using a USB cable or serial cable?

  Rayuk 17:28 06 Jan 03

click here

Yes you can

  suburban train 17:36 06 Jan 03

can a network be made by using modem cables?

  jazzypop 17:38 06 Jan 03

Why ask a question if you will not read the answer? All the simple cable connection methods are explained very clearly in the link I gave.

  recap 17:49 06 Jan 03

A PC card should read as network interface card (NIC for short). You can get them for around £10 - £15, and the go on the motherboard. Once they are installed you just connect them with the cross over cable. Here are a couple of links for you to read up on networking:

click here

click here

  suburban train 17:50 06 Jan 03

cheers recap

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