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How best to Network two computers
LNel Sep-29-00 03:43 AM
I nor anyone I know have networked two computers together and I have very little computer knowledge
so here is my question.I have a Compaq presario AMD K-6 with windows 98 and a Toshiba 266 pentium with windows 95.I was told that simply use Two cards and a twisted cable to network these together.I keep seeing hubs and switches and want to do this right.I was wondering what i should do.I have terrible connection speed usually around
26000 bps and don't know if this is a bad idea or not.I would appreciate any help.

1. RE: How best to Network two computers
lbyard Sep-29-00 04:48 AM
In response to message 0
Regardless what you may have read elsewhere, all you need to network two PC's running Window 3.1x and 9x/Me are two network adapters and a crossover cable (http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable1.htm). There are web sites out there that say do not use a crossover cable and they are wrong. Larry

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