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Zooly235
09-19-2004, 03:24 AM
i would like to know if i really need a router, or would a crossover cable cable suffice to network another computer?
i want both computers to be able to play this game online, i would be grateful for any assistance.

Zooly235
09-19-2004, 03:24 AM
i would like to know if i really need a router, or would a crossover cable cable suffice to network another computer?
i want both computers to be able to play this game online, i would be grateful for any assistance.

F16_txmx
09-19-2004, 03:34 AM
LAN game btw you two = crossover will do fine

Internet game for both of you = Router with NAT to share the Internet link

I belive that there are other ways for you to share the Internet connection btw these two computers but i haven't looked at that for a long time so can't say for sure. Maybe some1 on these boards can shead more light on that.

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Tully__
09-19-2004, 03:46 AM
By far the simplest way to share internet is a router, but there are also various software packages (even one built into Windows) that allow the primary internet computer to share the connection with other computers. Sygate and Wingate are a couple of other examples.

If you intend to share an internet connection and not just play between the two machines I'd definitely recommend a router.

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Zooly235
09-19-2004, 03:56 AM
thanks for the help guys, its much appreciated.