Right, created small computer consisting of 2 Windows XP computers....ones an AMD XP 2Ghz with 256Mb and a dial up internet connection and then other is an AMD Athlon 1.3 with 128Mb. A Netgear switch and wires that someone i was with made. They can see each other.
Now the 2Ghz is the server, when i tried to open a shared folder it was really slow and then most of the time would make the pc hang. Same with the other end i think, except i never had a proper go because i had to leave. Im going back tomorrow to sort it out...can anyone give me any pointers to whats going on.
I used the wizard, im going back to share the printers too.
Is it true that you dont matter what order you put the wires into the RJ45 plugs as long as they are then same both ends..i didnt do this, but its just a query.